Jarrod Harper

#22 Jarrod Harper

S | r-Sr. | 6-0 | 210 | Frostburg, Md. | Mountain Ridge HS

2015 (Redshirt Junior)

  • Played in 13 games in 2015 with nine starts
  • Became the starter at Spur safety after Karl Joseph sustained a season-ending knee injury after the Oklahoma game 
  • Finished with 36 tackles, including 29 solo stops, three tackles for loss, four pass breakups and a fumble recovery
  • Recorded three tackles, all solo, vs. Arizona State
  • Had a career-high-tying five solo tackles vs. Iowa State
  • Recovered his first career fumble and had two solo tackles at Kansas
  • Had three tackles vs. Texas
  • Posted five tackles, his second-highest total of the season, with one for a loss of three yards vs. Texas Tech
  • Recorded three tackles and two pass breakups at TCU
  • Had three tackles, one for a loss of five yards at Baylor
  • Made his first career start and had a career-best six tackles with two pass break-ups vs. Oklahoma State
  • Had three tackles against Georgia Southern

2014 (Redshirt Sophomore)

  • Played in 13 games in 2014 and had 13 tackles, including nine unassisted tackles, a sack and blocked a punt
  • Used on 368 plays, including 93 on defense and 275 on special teams
  • Season-high 45 plays against Towson
  • Two tackles at Iowa State
  • Tied his season high with two solo tackles vs. Kansas
  • Blocked a punt through the end zone for a safety at Maryland
  • First career sack against Towson
  • Two tackles against Alabama and Towson

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

  • Academic All-Big 12 Conference Second Team
  • Played in all 12 games
  • Added depth at free safety and was used primarily on special teams
  • Finished with 10 tackles, including six solo stops and one forced fumble
  • Saw season-high action on 35 plays at Kansas and 17 on special teams
  • Season-high five tackles at Kansas, including season-high three solo tackles
  • and a forced fumble
  • Registered two solo tackles at TCU

2012 (Freshman)

  • Redshirted

High School

  • Three-year, two-way starter for coach Roy Devore at Mountain Ridge High
  • Recorded 52 tackles, five tackles for loss, three interceptions, five fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles in 2011
  • 2011 Maryland small school first team defense
  • 2010 Maryland small school second team defense
  • 2011 Cumberland Times-News Co-Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2010 Cumberland Times-News first team defense and second team offense
  • 2010 Mineral Times Daily News-Tribune Player of the Year
  • 2009 Cumberland Times-News honorable mention offense


  • Birthday is March 28
  • Son of Boyd and Jane Harper
  • One of six children
  • Majoring in criminology
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
Totals 5199311177241
2013Fr126410  1
2014So1394 1.09 
Special Teams
Totals 51118

Life As A Mountaineer: Jarrod Harper

By Scott Bartlett | October 13, 2016

In this week's Life As A Mountaineer, we take an inside look at senior safety Jarrod Harper. Life As A Mountaineer is courtesy of Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration.

Jarrod Harper - Next Man Up

By John Antonik | December 03, 2015

For Jarrod Harper, it was more important for him to play like Jarrod Harper than it was to replace All-Big 12 safety Karl Joseph.