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Josh Harper
Josh  Harper

Hometown:
Stockton, Calif.

High School:
St. Mary's


12/02/2014

Davison, Harper, Smith Named First-Team All-MW

In all eight Bulldogs receive All-Mountain West accolades for the 2014 football season

11/29/2014

Bulldogs Claim West Division with Win Over Hawaii

Fresno State withstands late rally by Hawaii

10/03/2014

Bulldogs defeat San Diego State, 24-13

In their 1,000th game in program history, the Bulldogs defeat San Diego State.

09/26/2014

Burrell leads Fresno State past New Mexico, 35-24

QB Brian Burrell led Fresno State to their second straight win.

07/15/2014

Josh Harper Named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

Award recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football

10/17/2014

Football at Boise State, 10/17/14, Photos by Geoff Thurner.

Football at Boise State, 10/17/14, Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014.

10/10/2014

Fresno State vs. UNLV (USA Today)

Fresno State vs. UNLV; photos by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

09/20/2014

Southern Utah at Fresno State (USA Today)

Fresno State defeats Southern Utah; photos by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

09/13/2014

Fresno State vs. Nebraska

Fresno State vs. Nebraska

08/30/2014

Fresno State vs. USC -- 8/30/14

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Last updated on April 28, 2015

Josh Harper NFL Draft Packet | Josh Harper Career Stats

CONDENSED COLLEGIATE BIO
• 2014 first-team All-Mountain West selection and 2013 second-team selection.
• Had 29 career touchdown receptions in 41 games played, ranking second in school history for career TD catches.
• Ranks second in school history with 228 receptions and sixth in receiving yardage at 2,938.
• Played in the 2015 Senior Bowl and participated in the 2015 NFL Combine.
• Caught at least one pass in all 41 games he played in during his career.
• Started in 30 career games.

2014 (SENIOR): First-team All-Mountain West selection ... was on the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award ... recorded 1,097 yards receiving, becoming the third player in school history as well as the third in Mountain West history to have back-to-back 1,000 yard receiving seasons ... his 1,097 receiving yardage ranked second in the MW and 20th in the entire FBS ... also ranked second in the MW, six off the lead, with 90 receptions, which is the fifth-most in Fresno State single-season history ... collected seven touchdown receptions on the season, which tied for second in the Mountain West and moved him into second place in the school record books for career receptions with 29 ... he had 13 receptions of over 20 yards on the season, including five receptions of 40 yards or longer ... ranked 24th nationally in receptions per game at 6.4 ... had two games with 10 or more catches and over 100 yards receiving ... set season highs in both catches (12) and receiving yardage (187) at UNLV ... caught 10 passes for 131 yards in the Mountain West Championship game against Boise State ... caught two touchdown passes in a win over San Jose State, which was his sixth career game with multiple TD receptions ... had nine or more receptions in 9-of-14 games and at least one catch in every game, giving him a reception in all 41 games he has played in during his career ... was invited to play in the 2015 Senior Bowl and participate in the NFL Combine.

2013 (Junior): Second-team All-Mountain West selection ... one of three starting receivers on team that led the nation in passing yards per game (394.8) and was a part of the trio that all had over 1,000 yards receiving, marking just the fifth time in FBS history a team had three receivers eclipse 1,000 yards receiving in the same season ... had 79 catches for 1,011 yards and 13 touchdowns while starting 11-of-13 games, missing two with an injury ... tied for No. 8 in the nation with 13 touchdowns ... became the 10th different Bulldog in school history to register a season with more than 1,000 yards receiving ... had three games with 10-plus receptions and a streak of three games with 100-plus yards ... opened season with a then career-high of 14 catches for 94 yards and two touchdowns against Rutgers ... had two touchdowns per contest in three of the first four games to start the year ... became a deep threat for the Bulldogs' passing attack midseason as he reset his career-long reception four times beginning at San Diego State on Oct. 26 with a 50-yard catch ... registered career-highs in two categories next time out versus Nevada - 17 receptions, 253 yards with a long of 57 yards - to go with two scores ... his 17 receptions tied the school single-season record and matched two other FBS receivers, including teammate Isaiah Burse, for the second most catches in a game that season ... had 10 receptions, 161 yards and three touchdowns with a long of 59 yards against New Mexico on Nov. 23 - setting career highs in touchdowns and longest reception.

2012 (Sophomore): Only played in five games on the season, as he missed the final seven games of the year with a sports hernia and the first game of the season with a hamstring injury ... despite his limited time, he still caught 24 passes in five games for 333 yards and four touchdowns ... had a TD catch in four-straight games from Sept. 15-Oct. 6 ... posted back-to-back 100-yard receiving games at Tulsa and vs. San Diego State - the first two 100-yard games of his career ... set new career-highs with nine catches for 120 yards in the win over San Diego State, which included a 37-yard touchdown catch that was his longest reception of the season ... hauled in seven passes for 115 yards and a touchdown at Tulsa.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Made three starts and played in 11 games, missing two with a foot injury ... was fifth on the team with 35 receptions, but ranked third with 497 receiving yards ... caught five touchdown passes, which were the most by a Bulldog freshman in the last 10 seasons ... averaged 14.2 yards per catch and had eight receptions of 20 or more yards, including a long of 49 yards at Idaho, Sept. 24 ... caught a touchdown in each of his first two games against California and at No. 10 Nebraska ... set season-bests with eight receptions for 75 yards against No. 5 Boise State, Oct. 7 ... hauled in a 23-yard touchdown pass at San Diego State to close out the season ... caught two or more passes in 10 out of the 11 games he played in.

2010 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Played multiple positions in high school, including wide receiver, safety, running back, punt returner and kick returner ... racked up 164 receptions for 2,669 yards and 28 receiving touchdowns in his high school career ... had 67 receptions for 1,024 yards, 10 touchdowns and snagged five interceptions his junior season ... impact returner averaging an amazing 19.6 yards per punt return ... had a career-high 10 catches for 216 yards and three touchdowns and 120 rushing yards against Los Banos ... named all-state underclassmen in both football and basketball his junior year ... was first-team junior all-state team selection ... multipurpose, first-team all-league ... MVP Nike Camp Palo Alto as a wide receiver ... first-team all-section as a wide receiver ... second -team all-state by Max Preps and third-team Cal-Hi Sports All-State as a defensive back ... named first-team All-Nor-Cal wide receiver, first-team all-area wide receiver, All-TCAL Most Valuable Player and All-TCAL offensive player of the year his senior season.

Personal: Born in San Jose, Calif. ... son of Willie and Roxane Harper ... father played linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers and at Nebraska ... youngest of nine children ... has six brothers, Terrell, Matthew, Marcus, Sig, Johnny and Willie, and two sisters, Whitney and Qiava ... sister, Qiava, works for the Oakland Raiders ... brother, Matthew, played for Oregon and is now the assistant special teams coach for the Philadelphia Eagles ... hobbies include music, basketball and video games ... chose Fresno State because he liked the atmosphere around the players, students and for the academics ... also recruited by Cal, Arizona, Arizona State, Nevada, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, Washington and Washington State ... majoring in communications.

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