COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Towson State promotes ex-Bandys star Harper

Published Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

He’ll lead passing game at Towson State,

continue to coach team’s wide receivers

 

Justin Harper’s 18 touchdown catches in 2002 for Bandys High is the most by a Catawba County receiver since 2000. He starred in college at Virginia Tech and was an NFL draft pick who played for the Baltimore Ravens./VIRGINIA TECH PHOTO

By CHRIS HOBBS

HobbsDailyReport.com

TOWSON, Md. — Justin Harper is moving up in college football and in responsibility as an assistant coach at Towson State.

The school has announced Harper — a former wide receiver at Bandys High who starred at Virginia Tech and played in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens — will now coordinate the passing game at Towson State.

Harper was a seventh round draft pick by the Ravens in the 2008 NFL Draft. He spent nearly three seasons on Baltimore’s practice team and earned a spot on the active roster and played in two NFL games.

He also played for two teams in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and later coached as an assistant at Lenoir-Rhyne University and at Virginia State (was interim head coach at one point).

Towson State went 7-5 in 2019.

TOWSON STATE PRESS RELEASE: https://towsontigers.com/news/2021/4/14/towson-football-elevates-justin-harper-drew-rodriguez-on-coaching-staff.aspx

HARPER’S BIO: https://towsontigers.com/staff-directory/justin-harper/2269

HARPER’S CATAWBA COUNTY ROOTS: https://hobbsdailyreport.com/blast-from-the-past/blast-past-harper-never-forgotten-catawba-county-roots/

 

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