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Nick Harper (American football)

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Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-09-10) September 10, 1974 (age 45)
Place of birth: Milledgeville, Georgia
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Career information
College: Fort Valley State
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Tackles: 625
INTs: 21
Pass deflections: 88
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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 has played for the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Colts in Super Bowl XLI.

Early years

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.

College career

Harper played college football at Fort Valley State University.

Professional career

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

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.[1]

Indianapolis Colts

Harper signed with the Indianapolis Colts on January 16, 2001.[1]

The Indianapolis Colts won Super Bowl XLI win following the 2006 season, giving Harper his first Super Bowl ring.

Tennessee Titans

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.[1]

In 2008, Harper finished second on the team with 17 passes defensed.[1]


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