Rowdy Harper
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    Rowdy Harper

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Broken Arrow, Okla.

    High School:
    Broken Arrow HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 295

    Position:
    OL

    Birthdate:
    10/10/1991

    Major:
    Kinesiology

    • 2014 American Athletic Conference First Team
    • 2014 Phil Steele's Preseason AAC First Team
    • 2014 Athlon Sports Preseason AAC Second Team
    • 2011 Freshman All-America
    • 2011 All-Conference USA Freshman Team
    • 2010-11 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

    2014: Has started every game of his career (51) including all 12 regular-season games this season at right guard ... the 51 consecutive starts is the second-longest streak in the nation behind a nation's-best 52 from Marshall's Chris Jasperse ... helped the Houston offense tally eight 100-yard games this year and gain 2,194 yards on the ground for 4.8 yards per rush and 26 rushing touchdowns in those 12 games.

    2013: Started all 13 games ... started the season opener at left guard before moving to left tackle for the next three games ... moved back to left guard for the next seven games before starting at right tackle against SMU and Vanderbilt ... played a total of 923 snaps with 31 knockdown blocks ... part of an offensive line that ranked fourth in The American Athletic Conference with 29 sacks given up ... team ranked third in the league with an average of 33.2 points per game ... recorded a reception vs. Vanderbilt after hauling in a deflected pass.

    2012: Started all 12 games at left tackle ... helped pave the way in five 100-yard rushing games from Houston running backs ... was a member of an offensive line that gave up just 18 sacks, a number that ranked second in Conference USA ... team ranked 15th nationally in total offense.

    2011: Freshman All-America ... earned All-Freshman All-Conference USA honors ... starting right tackle in all-14 games last season, blocking for the nation's top offense ... key figure on an offensive line that helped UH lead the country in passing yardage (450.1) and total offense (599.1) ... also led America in scoring offense (49.3) ... offensive line allowed just 1.3 sacks per game.

    2010: Redshirted.

    High School: Three-year letterman for head coach Ron Lancaster at Broken Arrow High ... helped lead team to state semifinals as a senior in 2009 ... three-star recruit by ESPN ... No. 54 offensive tackle by ESPN ... named All-Metro and First-Team All-District... competed in the Jim Thorpe Game ... selected Second-Team All-State by The Oklahoman ... honored as school's October Student of the Month.

    Personal: Son of Pat Harper and Ingrid Harper ... majored in kinesiology and is now pursuing post-baccalaureate work ... married the former Katie Walters in May of 2013 and has a son, Jax.

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