Harris signs with CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats

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Former Temple tailback Montel Harris signed a three-year contract with a Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on Wednesday.(David Swanson/ Staff Photographer)

Former Temple tailback Montel Harris signed a three-year contract with a Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on Wednesday.

The all-Big East selection wasn’t selected in April’s NFL draft and had unsuccessful tryouts with the Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Harris rushed for a combined 4,786 yards and 39 touchdowns during his college career at Temple and Boston College. He had 1,054 yards and 12 touchdowns in 10 games in 2012, his lone season as an Owl. He average of 105.4 rushing yards per game led the Big East. The first-team all-Big East selection rushed for school and conference single-game records of 351 rushing yards and seven touchdowns against Army on Nov. 17.

Harris transferred to Temple in July after being dismissed from BC's football team.

The 5-foot-10, 207-pounder is the Eagles’ leading rusher (3,735 yards), career leader in 100-yard games (22) and carries (786), and ranks third in touchdowns (27).

Harris joins former Owls Henry Burris (quarterback) and linebacker Dominique Harris (linebacker) on the Tiger-Cats’ roster. 

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