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PCC's Jerome Harrison Totals 121 Yards Rushing For NFL Browns
Jerome Harrison, the only player in Pasadena City College football history to rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, had his finest game in his 4-year, National Football League career Sunday.Harrison, who played at PCC in 2002-2003, took advantage of his first professional start at running back by gaining a career-high 121 yards in 29 carries and adding 5 receptions for 31 yards for the Cleveland Browns in a 23-20 overtime loss against the Cincinnati Bengals.
After three-plus seasons backing up more heralded runners, Browns' head coach Eric Mangini gave the Lancers' alumnus Harrison the start Sunday because of injuries to Cleveland's top two running backs. Harrison finished as the NFL's second-leading rusher for the day.
A 5th round draft pick of the Browns in 2006, Harrison led the nation in rushing as an All-American honored senior with 1,900 yards at Washington State University. He set a WSU record for most yards in a season, and broke a Pacific-10 Conference record for most consecutive 100-yard rushing games with 16.
At PCC, Harrison is second on the Lancers' all-time rushing list with 2,092 yards over two seasons. As a freshman in 2002, he averaged a phenomenal 8.5 yards a carry in gaining 1,033 yards for a PCC team that reached the Potato Bowl and finished 8-3.
[Photo--Jerome Harrison runs for a gain for the Cleveland Browns Sunday against Cincinnati, image courtesy of Getty Images.]
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