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T.J. Harnden

T.J. Harnden

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Tallahassee, Fla

High School:
Lincoln

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 244

Position:
Defensive Tackle

CAREER: Played in 16 games as a defensive tackle...Totaled 11 tackles with two sacks.

SENIOR SEASON (2009): Played in three games...Posted three total tackles...Recorded a sack vs. Rice (Oct. 24).

JUNIOR SEASON (2008): Made three tackles, his first-career tackle for a loss as well as first-career sack on an 8-yard QB hit in his best game vs. South Carolina State (Aug. 30) ... Recorded a tackle vs. Miami (Oct. 11) ... Posted a tackle vs. Tulsa (Oct. 26) ... Amassed two total tackles vs. East Carolina (Nov. 2) ... Appeared in the win vs. Memphis (Nov. 22).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007): Saw his first game action of the season vs. Tulsa (Oct. 20) ... Posted first-career tackle and a quarterback hurry vs. Marshall (Nov. 3).

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2006): Made special teams appearances in the final four contests of the season, making his UCF debut against East Carolina (Nov. 4).

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2005): A scholarship recruit, Harnden redshirted while practicing with the linebackers.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Lincoln High School ... Coached by David Wilson ... One of two Lincoln High School products to sign with UCF (Travis Ferrer) ... Preseason All-American selection ... Five-time player of the week honoree ... Totaled more than 40 tackles as a senior ... Led team in pass break-ups and sacks ... 85 tackles and 8.5 sacks as a junior.

PERSONAL: Harnden is the son of Tim and Kim Harnden ... Earned a bachelor's degree in interpersonal organizational communication and is working on a master's degree in sports leadership.

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