Temple added Boston College’s career rushing leader to the Owls roster.
After being off kicked of the Eagles’ football team in May, Montel Harris has transferred to Temple. He arrived on campus Sunday.
The running back, who was released from Boston College’s program for a repeated violation of team rules, reunites with former Boston College wideouts coach Ryan Day and former Eagles offensive coordinator Kevin Rogers.
Day is Temple’s new offensive coordinator and wideouts coach. Rogers is the Owls’ new associate head coach and quarterbacks coach.
After receiving a medical redshirt, the recent Boston College has one more season of eligibility. Harris was able to transfer without sitting out a year by taking graduate courses at Temple that are not offered at Boston College.
The 5-foot-10, 207-pounder played in just two games last season, because of a recurring knee injury. Harris also missed spring practice.
In addition to being the school's leading rusher (3,735 yards), he’s BC’s career leader in 100-yard games (22) and carries (786), and ranks third in touchdowns (27).