The 6-3, 295-pound Harris responded to the call this season, playing left tackle on offense after being a standout on defense in the past.

"We had a need and he responded," said coach Rocky Pentello, whose team shook off a slow start to finish 5-5 overall - all five losses were to playoff teams - but tied for first at 5-2 in the OCC-Cardinal Division.

Harris, a Cincinnati recruit, responded so well that he won the team's Pancake Award for putting his opponent on his back the most.

"The thing that separates him from everyone else is the way he leads," Pentello said. "He makes others work better and act more responsible to the program. He's definitely a program guy."