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6-0 / 233
2005: Fifth-year senior Jamaal Harper emerged from spring practice No. 1 in the battle to replace 2004 All-Big 12 performer Justin Crooks at linebacker opposite Colin Allred.
2004: Played in all 11 games as a junior to receive his second letter ... Credited with 21 tackles, including 16 solos, three tackles for losses totaling five yards and a quarterback hurry ... Tallied a career-high six tackles, including a career-best five solos, against No. 2 Oklahoma ... Recorded six multi-tackle performances ... Played 373 snaps.
2003: Appeared in all 12 games for the Bears to earn his first letter ... Credited with 26 tackles for the season, 12 of which were solo stops ... His seven-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Colorado put the Bears ahead for good in their 42-30 upset win over the two-time defending Big 12 North Division champions ... Had then-career-best five tackles against both No. 19 Texas and Texas Tech ... Produced seven multiple-tackle games ... Also credited with two quarterback hurries.
2002: Played in four games, seeing action against California, Samford, Tulsa and Oklahoma State ... Recorded one tackle.
2001: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Bryan Adams High School, Dallas ... Listed as one of Texas' top 100 prospects by the Waco Tribune-Herald and one of the Metroplex's top 100 by The Dallas Morning News ... Named 2000 District 11-5A defensive MVP after collecting 125 tackles, one interception and three fumble recoveries ... Was second-team all-district pick as a junior with 77 tackles, four fumble recoveries and two touchdowns off interception returns ... Also lettered in basketball ... Coached by Mike Smiddy at the District 11-5A school.
Personal: The son of Michael and Dianne Harper, Jamaal DeWayne Harper was born Dec. 11, 1982, in Dallas ... First cousin Kenyon Martin plays for the NBA's Denver Nuggets ... Speech communications major