University of Iowa Athletics

#27 Jermari Harris

Height 6-1
Weight 189 lbs.
Class Gr.
Hometown Chicago, Ill.
High School Montini Catholic
Jermari Harris - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

2024 Honors – – Athlon preseason fourth-team All-Big Ten.

2023 Honors – – Comeback Player of the Year Award… one of six juniors named to Player Council… 2023 – – Started at cornerback in 12 games… recorded 42 tackles (31 solo, 11 assists), including one tackle for a loss of one yard, eight pass break-ups and one interception on the season… the eight pass break-ups led the team and ranked fourth in the Big Ten… recorded a career-high eight solo tackles, including one tackle for a loss of one yard, and four pass-break-ups in 15-13 win over Illinois… had six tackles (three solo, three assists) in 20-14 win vs. Purdue… recorded five tackles (two solo, three assists) in 10-7 win at Northwestern… had four solo tackles and his fifth career interception in 26-16 win vs. Michigan State… collected four tackles (two solo, two assists) in 12-10 loss vs. Minnesota… recorded three solo tackles and two pass break-ups in 22-0 win over Rutgers… had three tackles (two solo, one assist) in 35-0 loss to Tennessee… collected two tackles (one solo, one assist) and one pass break-up in 15-6 win at Wisconsin… recorded two solo tackles and one pass break-up in 13-10 win at Nebraska… letterwinner.

2022 Honors – – One of six juniors named to Player Council… 2022 – – Did not see action in 2022 due to injury.

2021 Honors – – Next Man In Award, defense… 2021 – – Played in all 14 games, starting last six games at cornerback… collected 34 tackles (22 solo, 12 assists), including 1.5 tackles for loss, four interceptions and four pass breakups… posted career-best seven tackles in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin (six solo, one assist), with a shared tackle for loss… posted six tackles in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky (three solo, three assists), grabbing a fourth quarter interception and a career-best two pass break-ups… recorded five tackles in 17-12 win at Northwestern, including three solo tackles and two assists… first career interception at Northwestern, along with one pass break-up… had five tackles in 33-23 win over Illinois (three solo, two assists).. posted two tackles at in 28-21 win at Nebraska (one solo, one assist) and grabbed his second interception of the season in closing minutes to end Nebraska’s final possession… tallied three solo tackles in 51-14 win at Maryland, along with one pass break-up… recorded three solo tackles in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan, including, one tackle for loss… recorded third interception of the season vs. Michigan, helping team set season record with 24 interceptions… letterwinner.


2020 Honors – – One of four redshirt freshmen named to Leadership Group… 2020 – – Played in six games, but recorded no statistics.

2019 – – Saw first action of career on special teams in 18-17 win at Iowa State… recorded two solo tackles in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee for first career statistics… one of eight true freshmen to see action… redshirted after seeing action in just two games.

High school honors – – Earned second-team all-state honors as a senior… first-team all-area and all-conference as a senior… earned academic all-conference recognition as a senior… Career – – Helped prep team advance to state playoffs four straight years… recorded 72 tackles, eight interceptions, and five pass break-ups as a senior… also lettered in basketball and track… member of prep basketball team that won state title his sophomore season.

Personal – – Born 9/19/2000… CLAS non-degree major… mother is Johnada Jenkins… one of three players from Chicago on Iowa roster… high school coach was Mike Bukovsky.