Nick Harper (American football)
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|Date of birth:||September 10, 1974|
|Place of birth:||Milledgeville, Georgia|
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|College:||Fort Valley State|
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Nicholas Necosi Harper (born September 10, 1974 in Milledgeville) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as a street free agent in 2000. He played college football at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia.
Harper attended Baldwin High School and was a letterman in football, wrestling, baseball, and track & field. In football, as a senior, he won first team All-Conference honors and was named the team MVP.
After being declared ineligible for his senior season at Fort Valley State in 2000, Harper signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League and appeared in 18 games for the team.
Before the 2007 season, Harper signed a 3-year deal with the Tennessee Titans as a free agent. Harper played in and started 14 games and registered 80 tackles, three interceptions, 14 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in his first season with the Titans.
In 2008, Harper finished second on the team with 17 passes defensed.