Senior captain as starting linebacker for 6A Montgomery public school power... Only played 2011 season at Carver, registering 108 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three quarterback sacks and four interceptions... Returned two of the picks for scores, including one for 100 yards... Helped 7-4 Wolverines into state playoffs... Earned postseason First Team 6A All-State LB recognition by sportswriters and listed among Alabama's Super Seniors by Birmingham News... Started as junior LB at Jackson-Olin HS in Birmingham, posting 90 total tackles, six QB sacks and an INT... Plays forward on talented Carver hoops squad.
Harding Harper... Son of Harding and Catherine Harper... Born on Sept. 28, 1993... Has a brother that plays football at Alabama A&M... First cousin to New Orleans Saints' safety Roland Harper.
CARVER HEAD COACH BILLY GRESHAM
"I'll tell you a quick story that says everything about Harding. After he transferred in December 2010, he was only able to watch our first offseason workout. He was one of the leaders at our second workout. Before this season started, we voted Harding team captain without knowing if he could play or not.
"He's a huge hitter, and has that unique ability to find the football. He brings a big playmaking ability to the linebacker position. Harding is also going to do the right thing. He's focused on being the best football player and person he can be."