Videographer: Khadijah Forrest and Christina Gardner
Micah Baggett and Chris Collins, The Black Bear – Every player on the Missouri State Football team comes from a different background. Each player has his own reasons why he decided to continue his football career at Missouri State. Senior quarterback and psychology major, Kierra Harris, is no different.
Harris is originally from Texarkana, Arkansas and attended Arkansas High School. His first love was basketball, yet he began to play football in the seventh grade. Entering high school, he played under Coach Phillip Miller and was a standout quarterback. Over his three years as a starter, Harris passed for more than 5500 yards along with 50 touchdown passes. He also accumulated 21 rushing touchdowns with over 1500 yards on the ground. Harris was also a two time All-State Quarterback in the Arkansas 6A Class. His skill in the game led to the recruitment from Missouri State University.
Kierra Harris stands at six feet tall and weighs around 196 pounds. Over his four-year career, Harris has improved each season. His freshman campaign consisted of two starts against Football Bowl Subdivision teams, including the 15 ranked Arkansas Razorbacks. Sophomore year, Harris started five games with a solid 3-2 record. His junior year he started in seven games and led the Bears in total offense. Leading into his senior campaign, Harris has led Missouri State to one of the best starts in the last ten years, starting out 3-2 through the first five games. Harris has thrown eleven touchdowns with only three interceptions. He hopes to continue on with the success as the season moves forward.
With the homecoming game quickly approaching, Harris and the Bears team look to yet another win against the South Dakota Coyotes to their 2014 to 2015 season.