Nov 21, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive back Marcell Harris (26) reacts against the Florida Atlantic Owls during the second quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Marcell Harris: Newly Found Leader for Florida

It has been a long four years for Marcell Harris.

The redshirt junior from Orlando has spent most of his time at Florida on special teams and learning different positions as a fill-in on defense. Harris was ready for a breakout season after registering only 29 career tackles. Now, his flexibility and willingness to learn landed him in a spot where he is a leader on the defensive squad. Harris said he is ready for any task at hand as a key part to this defense.

The Numbers

Harris quietly added his name to the top of Florida’s tackling list in 2016. The defensive back has 46 total tackles on the season, which almost doubled his career total. He is only behind Jarrad Davis, Alex Anzalone, and Marcus Maye for the most tackles on this Gator defense this season.

Twelve total tackles for Harris against LSU gives him and the defense confidence going into a huge test at FSU this weekend, a game where all of the players are familiar with each other.

Florida will be without another defensive body this week as Nick Washington is out with an ankle injury. Expect Harris once again to play a huge part in the game Saturday in Tallahassee at 8 p.m.


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