Updated: Mar 13, 2021
Terrance Harris is a junior, defensive back for the CAU Panthers football team. As the self-described “talented and educated achiever,” he showcases these qualities on and off the gridiron.
“The moment I started playing I fell in love with the game.” Harris began playing the game of football at a young age as an alternative to he and his brother and sitting in the house. The love of football that was instilled in him at a young age has blossomed into the player he is today.
However, his football journey at CAU was not an easy one. 48 hours before the first game of the season last year, Harris was informed he could not play that season. Although he did not play, It gave him a chance to look at the game from a different point of view and appreciate the game of football even more.
Not only has football shaped Harris to the person he is today, CAU has also influenced him. He stated, “CAU has given me a better appreciation for my blackness. It has grounded me and shaped me into the man God has meant for me to be.” Through the trials and tribulations he faced at attending CAU, he learned from every situation, and each one developed him into being a better person.
Lastly, he aims to leave a lasting impact on CAU’s football program. Harris’ motto is “love your brother next to you, just as much as you love the game because football is a game of life. It’s much bigger than a touchdown and a tackle.” If CAU football continues obtaining recruits with Harris’s optimistic and contiguous attitude, CAU’s football program will continue to thrive.
As of Oct. 30, Harris leads the Panthers in tackles with 80 on the year with 49 of them being solo tackles. He has also forced one fumble and recovered four fumbles this season.
This story has been originally published in Clark Atlanta University's student newspaper - the Panther. For inquiries, email James McJunkins: firstname.lastname@example.org