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|Height: 5.11||Born: Winnipeg, MB|
|Weight: 213||College: V.I. Raiders|
|Birthdate: 1987-04-24||Years: 5 BC / 4 CFL|
After spending two seasons practicing with the Leos as a territorial exemption while also starring on the field for the BCFC's Vancouver Island Raiders, Andrew inked his first pro contract with the Lions in December of 2009.
2012: Andrew had his first CFL All-Star season and one for the record books in 2012 as became the first Canadian to lead the CFL in yards from scrimmage (1,830) since Terry Evanshen in 1967 and just the second to do it in league history. He recorded the sixth-best single-season rushing total (1,112) by a Canadian and became the first homegrown talent to lead the Lions since Sean Millington. Andrew had a career-high 147 yards on only 13 carries vs Hamilton on July 6/12 as well as two other 100-yard games.
He led all CFL running backs with 75 catches which was also the sixth highest total in the league. Andrew hauled in a career-high 11 passes for 120 yards vs Edmonton on July 20/12 and had 12 games of at least 50 or more rushing yards to go along with eight games with four or more receptions. He capped the year with the club’s nomination as Most Outstanding Canadian.
2011: Andrew had a solid second season for the Lions, making the jump from reserve to starting running back in the second half of the year. He led the team in rushing with 458 yards on 96 carries including 14 runs of 10+ yards and had a career-best game on Sep 30/11 vs Edmonton in the BC Place re-opening game with 60 yards rushing, 115 yards receiving and two TDs. Andrew caught 30 passes for another 395 yards to finish among the CFL’s Top 25 in yards from scrimmage and notched 1,196 all-purpose yards to rank 19th overall.
He capped the year with a strong performance in the Western Final and earned Most Outstanding Canadian honours in the Grey Cup win over Winnipeg. His 65 rushing yards were a key in the win as well as opening touchdown of the game.
Games Played: Career: 54, Playoff: 3, Grey Cup: 1
2009-2012: After getting his first taste of pro football in the 2009 pre-season, Andrew spent a year on the club’s practice roster while dominating the junior ranks with the Vancouver Island Raiders. Since 2010, Andrew has been a regular with the Lions, not missing a single regular season or post-season game.
In 2011, he emerged as the Lions’ starting tailback late in the season and carried that on into 2012. Has now played 54 consecutive games since 2010 including 27 starts and has 1,570 rushing yards on 283 attempts for a career mark of 5.5 yards per carry and eight touchdowns. His 105 receptions since 2011 ranks first among all CFL running backs.
2011 Grey Cup: Most Outstanding Canadian Player
CFL All-Star: 2012
West Division All-Star: 2012
Harris compiled a number of record-breaking performances over four seasons with the Vancouver Island Raiders, leading his club to back-to-back Canadian Bowl championships in 2008 and 2009.
He holds the all-time CJFL scoring record and all-time CJFL touchdown record, was named to the CJFL All-Canadian team four times (2006-09) and was the Canadian Bowl offensive player of the game twice (2006, 2008).
Andrew makes his off-season home in Winnipeg which keeps him close to his daughter, Hazel. Known as ‘Twizzy’ to teammates and friends, Andrew notes winning the 2008 Canadian Bowl as his biggest football memory to date. Away from the field, he’s a fan of authors Bill Barto and Henry Arnold, and lists Drake as his preferred listening.