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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #52, DT Curtis Harper

Let’s meet one of the Pennsylvania big men up front.

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Name: Curtis Harper

Position: Defensive Tackle

Year: Redshirt Junior

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 292

Hometown: McKeesport, Pa.

High School: McKeesport

2019 stats: In 11 games, Harper racked up 13 tackles and two sacks with his best game coming against Boston College when he totaled 4 tackles. Off the field, Harper made the ACC Honor Roll and was a member of the Fall 2019 SU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

2020 projections: Harper should factor in along the defensive front, but probably won’t end up as one of the 3 starters. That said, the new 3-3-5 system means that everyone gets a fresh chance to prove the new system works best for them, and Harper’s size is promising for the defensive tackle position.

How’d he get here?: By picking the Orange over inferior oranges like Bowling Green along with UConn and Maryland.

What’d recruiting sites say?: 3 Stars all the way around.

Money quote: Dude’s not wrong!

Twitter feed: @C_HarperIII

Tweets of wonder: If you’re looking for a dank memes, Curtis has plenty of them.

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Harper seems like a funny guy, so I’m going with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a funny superhero movie starting Kurt Russell as the antagonist Ego.

Interesting nugget o’interest: Curtis is related to 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Curtis Martin, who played running back in the NFL for 11 seasons for the New England Patriots (1995-97) and New York Jets (1998-2005), and continues to grow the continent of Western PA players on the team.

Let’s get a look at ya: High school highlights!