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|Height: 5.11||Born: Winnipeg, MB|
|Weight: 213||College: V.I. Raiders (Jrs.)|
|Birthdate: 1987-04-24||Years: 6 BC / 6 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.
2014: Starting the season strong, Andrew was among league leaders in both rushing and all-purpose yards before suffering a season-ending ankle injury in Calgary Sep 27/14. Despite spending the rest of the year on the injured list, his 652 rushing yards on 122 carries led the club and placed him sixth among all CFL running backs. A threat out of the backfield as a receiver, Andrew notched 529 yards on 46 receptions with four majors which stood up as the third-highest total on the team.
His 1,181 yards from scrimmage led the club and were good enough for fourth overall league-wide. Factoring in 67 total kick return yards, he was second to only Stefan Logan in the combined yards category with 1,248 and finished 10th overall. His finest performance of the year came in Saskatchewan as he rumbled for 138 yards on 18 carries including a pivotal 58-yard TD run.
2013: Another solid season as the club’s starting tailback, Andrew fell just two yards short of the 1,000-yard mark on the ground while leading all CFL backs with 61 receptions. His 1,511 yards from scrimmage last year not only led the Leos, it was more than 400 yards ahead of the next player (Nick Moore). He added four more 100-yard rushing games in 2013, three of which came in the first five games of the season.
His 11 majors were a team best and ranked third in the in the CFL as did his rushing total and yards from scrimmage. The lofty numbers garnered him the club’s Most Outstanding Canadian Player nominee for the second consecutive year.
2012: Andrew enjoyed his first CFL All-Star season and one for the record books in 2012 as he 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: 84, Playoff: 4, Grey Cup: 1 (2011 w/BC)
2009-2014: 2009-2014: Since 2010, Andrew hadn’t missed a start through the first 84 games of his CFL career. In 2011, he emerged as the Lions’ starting tailback late in the season and has been a mainstay in the backfield since that championship season. He also capped the year earning Most Valuable Canadian in the Grey Cup.
Andrew's streak of 84 games-played included 59 as the club’s starting running back piling up 3,220 yards on 603 carries for a career mark of 5.3 yards per carry with 17 touchdowns and eight 100-yard games. His 212 receptions since 2011 ranked first among all active CFL running backs and he currently sits 10th in rushing yards among all-time Canadian running backs. His 1,112 rushing yards in 2012 also marked the 15th 1,000-yard season by a Canadian back and he is just one of three Canadian RB’s to have ever led the league in yards from scrimmage.
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.