2012 Harper is redshirting in his first season on West End, while contributing as a linebacker on the practice squad... Has added bulk to frame through effective weight room effort since arriving on campus.
High School 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... As junior, played LB at Jackson-Olin HS in Birmingham, posting 90 total tackles, six QB sacks and an INT... Played forward on talented Carver hoops squad.
Personal Harding Harper... Son of Harding and Catherine Harper... Born on Sept. 28, 1993... Has a brother, Montarius, that plays football at Alabama A&M... First cousin to New Orleans Saints' safety Roland Harper.