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#27 Jermari Harris

Height 6-1
Weight 190 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Chicago, Ill.
High School Montini Catholic
Instagram @Jmar.27
Jermari Harris - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk-Item – –One of four redshirt freshmen named to 2020 Leadership Group . . . one of eight true freshmen to see action in 2019 . . . redshirted in 2019 after seeing action in just two games.

2022 – – Listed as first team left cornerback following spring practice.

2021 Honors – – Next Man In Award, defense . . . 2021 – – Saw action in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana as defense allowed just 77 net rushing yards and 233 yards total offense, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State as defense allowed just 87 net rushing yards, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 30-7 win over Kent State as defense allowed just 79 net rushing yards and 264 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-14 win over Colorado State as defense allowed 95 net rushing yards and 250 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 51-14 win at Maryland as defense allowed just 97 net rushing yards and 271 yards total offense . . . career-high three solo tackles at Maryland, along with one pass break-up . . . saw action in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-7 loss to Purdue, recording one assisted tackle . . . started at cornerback in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin for first career start . . . career-best seven tackles at Wisconsin, including six solo stops and one assist, with a shared tackle for loss . . . started at cornerback in 17-12 win at Northwestern as defense allowed just 93 net rushing yards . . . five tackles at Northwestern, including three solo tackles and two assists . . . first career interception at Northwestern, along with one pass break-up . . . saw action in 27-22 win over Minnesota, recording one assisted tackle . . . started at cornerback in 33-23 win over Illinois as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards . . . five tackles vs. Illinois, including three solo tackles and two assists . . . started at cornerback in 28-21 win at Nebraska . . . two tackles at Nebraska, including one solo stop and one assist . . . second interception of the season came in closing minutes to end Nebraska’s final possession . . . started at cornerback in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan . . . recorded three solo tackles vs. Michigan, including one tackle for loss . . . recorded third interception of the season vs. Michigan, helping team set season record with 24 interceptions . . . started at cornerback in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky . . . six tackles vs. Kentucky, including three solo tackles and three assists . . . also had fourth quarter interception and career-best two pass break-ups.

2020 – – Saw action in 21-20 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 49-7 win over Michigan State, but had no statistics as defense allowed 59 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . saw action in 35-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 35-21 win at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin, but had no statistics as defense allowed 56 net rushing yards and 225 yards total offense.

2019 – –Saw first action of career on special teams in 18-17 win at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee, recording two solo tackles as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense.

High school honors – – Earned second-team all-state honors as a senior . . . first-team all-area and all-conference 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 . . . enterprise leadership major . . . earned academic all-conference recognition as a senior . . . mother is Johnada Jenkins . . . one of three players from Chicago on Iowa roster . . . high school coach was Mike Bukovsky.