Alvin Harper
American football player
Alvin Harper
Alvin Craig Harper is a former American football player in the National Football League. In the 1991 NFL Draft selected wide receiver Harper with the twelfth pick in the first round. Harper would play in Dallas for four years as the Cowboys won Super Bowl XXVII and Super Bowl XXVIII.
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Mike Strange: Behind the numbers - GoVolsXtra
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Alvin Harper, Carl Pickens and Robert Meachem also were above 17. Willie Gault, Larry Seivers and Tim McGee were above 16. There were eight fumbles loose on the ground Saturday night and every one went Tennessee's way. The Vols recovered both of
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Vols' new self-made monicker: Young Wide Receiver U - GoVolsXtra
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But the most talented twosome was Carl Pickens and Alvin Harper, who each played eight years in the NFL. They combined for 90 catches and produced one highlight after another in 1990. Pickens had a 10-catch, 201-yard, three-touchdown game against
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Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson a Top QB-WR Combination in 2011 - Bleacher Report
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And, other than the legendary WR Steve Largent, think about all the other great WRs that had solid teammates, which in turn helped their career. John Taylor with Jerry Rice, John Stallworth with Lynn Swann and Alvin Harper with Michael Irvin,
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Getting to know...Mike Hartline - Indianapolis Star
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Brian looked up to Alvin Harper. It was the team of the decade. It was a great team to look up to, and great players." Three QBs are vying for the backup job. Should be an interesting mix. "It is. I'm at a little bit of a disadvantage, being the rookie
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Tom Mattingly: Geography of no concern for schedule makers in neutral-site games - GoVolsXtra
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Kelly was 17-of-26 in the fourth quarter for 236 yards, with touchdown passes to Carl Pickens and Alvin Harper. With time running out and the Vols heading goalward, Chuck Webb tried mightily to get out of bounds to set up a game-winning field goal
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THE LIST: TRADE OFF - Dover Post
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... of the baddest men to play the game at the running back position, but the Cowboys made out like thieves, hence the trade being called “The Great Train Robbery,” using those draft picks on Emmitt Smith, Darren Woodson and Alvin Harper among others
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NFL Free Agency: Braylon Edwards to Arizona Cardinals Rumors - Bleacher Report
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So while he could be considered the featured receiver, I believe he would be a perfect compliment to get some attention off Fitzgerald—kind of like what Alvin Harper did for Michael Irvin for a time. And his biggest year was with a pathetic Derek
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Cowboys Won't Be Caught Free Ballin': Tackle In Tow, What Happens Next? - Blogging The Boys (blog)
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For weeks I've posted that Jerry Jones hasn't lost a young player in his prime to free agency since Alvin Harper bolted for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in the mid-90's. The Bucs tried to do Dallas again, but must not have included enough Debbie's in
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Aikman to Harper - The Landry Hat
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He aptly called it the Alvin Harper rule. While I can't argue with Barnwell's reasoning, I still hold no negative feelings towards Alvin Harper. I'm sure if I were a Bucs fan, I would feel differently, but when I think of Harper I'm instantly reminded
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Learning From The Past: Free Agents The Cowboys Should Avoid - Blogging The Boys (blog)
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The second/third wide receiver in an effective passing offense Barnwell even calls this the "Alvin Harper Rule", arguing that the performance of this type of receivers is based more on the offense they're playing in than on their talent
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Breaston: “If I'm meant to be here, I'll be here.” - AZCardinals.com (blog)
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By John the draft guy on Jul 20, 2011 | Reply Is Breaston Alvin Harper or TO? Let me explain. Breaston plays with the great Larry Fitzgerald. Everyone will agree that most of the attention is spent on Fitz allowing breaston to make a lot of plays
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Top Ten Cowboys Regular Season Games: #6 - Two Primetime Packer Thursdays - Blogging The Boys (blog)
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With less than 20 seconds left in the half, Garrett chucked one of his rainbows up along the right sideline, and it was caught by Alvin Harper at the Packers 20. A quick timeout was followed by a Chris Boniol field goal to make the halftime score 17-6
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10 Questions for 2011 #6 - Are Da'Rick Rogers & Justin Hunter ready for prime ... - Rocky Top Talk
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Andy Kelly had Carl Pickens and Alvin Harper. Heath Shuler had Cory Fleming and Craig Faulkner. Peyton Manning had Joey Kent and Marcus Nash. Tee Martin had Peerless Price and Cedrick Wilson. Casey Clausen had Donte Stallworth and Kelley Washington
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The Most Beautiful Piece About a Fiberglass Backboard You Will Ever Read - D Magazine
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... and I became fabulous teammates, like Ro Blackman and Derek Harper, and partners in a fierce existential struggle. If I'm picking a sports hero from childhood who deserves a profile … Jim Jackson … Alvin Harper … nope, I'll go with the backboard
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Worst free agents signings - ESPN (blog)
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He's got a few with some Cowboys ties with cornerback Larry Brown going to Oakland and Alvin Harper signing with Tampa Bay. 5. Eddie George. He was past his prime when the Cowboys signed the running back to a one-year, $1.5 million
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Former Packers dot worst NFL free-agent signings list - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
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Football Outsiders ranked the Washington Redskins' signing of defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (2009) the worst free-agent signing, followed by wide receiver Alvin Harper by Tampa Bay (1995), wide receiver Antonio Bryant by Cincinnati (2010),
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Haynesworth ranks as biggest bust - ESPN (blog)
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In fact, Alvin Harper finished No. 2 and Larry Brown No. 10 for deals they signed with other teams after leaving the Cowboys. Someday, Redskins fans, you will have your revenge. It may be hard to see it from here, but someday it'll happen
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alvin Harper
    THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 37
    In 2005, Harper was a volunteer wide receivers coach with the NFL Europe team Rhein Fire.
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  • 2001
    Age 33
    In 2001, Harper signed with the Memphis Maniax of the short-lived XFL.
    More Details Hide Details He did not finish among the league's top ten receivers in any category.
  • 1999
    Age 31
    His final season in the NFL was in 1999 when he returned to play for his former team, the Dallas Cowboys.
    More Details Hide Details He played only two games that year. Harper finished his eight NFL seasons with 191 receptions for 3,473 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also rushed once for 15 yards, completed a pass for 46 yards, and recorded one interception on defense.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 29
    In 1997 the Washington Redskins signed him, gambling that he could flourish again after being reunited with Norv Turner, but Harper played in 12 games in which he caught only two passes for 65 yards.
    More Details Hide Details The Redskins released Harper before the season ended, after he had complained about his playing time following Washington's 23-20 loss to the St. Louis Rams. The New Orleans Saints claimed Harper off waivers, but he did not play in any game.
    He was released before the start of 1997 season.
    More Details Hide Details During his two years in Tampa he was slowed by injuries and played in only 25 games where he caught 65 passes for 922 yards and three touchdowns.
  • 1995
    Age 27
    In 1995, Harper signed a lucrative free agent contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers based on his big play ability and championship experience.
    More Details Hide Details However, although he had a career high 46 catches his first season in Tampa, he was not able to live up to his free agent billing.
  • 1994
    Age 26
    Harper's best year came in 1994, when he led the league with a 24.9 yards-per-reception average, catching 33 passes for 821 yards and eight touchdowns.
    More Details Hide Details However, Dallas failed to make a third consecutive trip to the Super Bowl with a controversial 38-28 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.
  • 1993
    Age 25
    In 1993, Harper established himself as one of the best deep threats in the NFL with a 21.6 yards per catch average, and a total of 36 receptions for 777 yards and five touchdowns.
    More Details Hide Details He again had a key play in the NFC Championship against the San Francisco 49ers: with Troy Aikman knocked out of the game with a concussion, Dallas backup quarterback Bernie Kosar connected with Harper for a 42-yard touchdown. That year, Dallas returned to face the Bills in Super Bowl XXVIII during which Aikman completed a 16-yard pass to him to give the Cowboys a first-and-goal at the six early in the fourth quarter. That set up a one-yard-run by running back Emmitt Smith and helped seal the Bills fate as Dallas won 30-13.
  • 1992
    Age 24
    In 1992, he rushed once for 15 yards and caught 35 passes for 562 yards and four touchdowns.
    More Details Hide Details He probably had the signature play of his career during the NFC Championship against the San Francisco 49ers, catching a slant route for 70 yards, setting up the Cowboys on the 10-yard line and sealing the win. He also caught a 45-yard touchdown from quarterback Troy Aikman during the 52-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVII, after which he dunked the ball over the goal post crossbar.
  • 1991
    Age 23
    He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1991 NFL Draft, in order to find a receiving partner for Michael Irvin.
    More Details Hide Details During his rookie year, he caught 20 passes for 326 yards and one touchdown, helping Dallas finish 11-5, its first winning season since 1985.
    He was also the MVP of the 1991 Hula Bowl, and finished his NCAA football career with 103 receptions for 1,547 yards and 16 touchdowns.
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    In the 1991 NFL Draft, the Cowboys selected wide receiver Harper with the twelfth pick in the first round.
    More Details Hide Details Harper played in Dallas for four years as the Cowboys won Super Bowl XXVII and Super Bowl XXVIII, twice against the Buffalo Bills.
  • 1989
    Age 21
    He continued to excel in track and field, capturing the 1989 Southeastern Conference indoor high jump championship with a jump of 7 ft 2½in.
    More Details Hide Details He also anchored the University of Tennessee 4x100 and 4x400 metres relays.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    Age 19
    In American football, he earned All-Southeastern Conference Freshman First Team honors in 1987, and All-Southeastern Conference first team honors in 1990.
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  • 1986
    Age 18
    At Frostproof High School, Harper was an outstanding football player, earning USA Today high school All-American honors as a senior in 1986.
    More Details Hide Details He also excelled in track and field, where he at one time held the Florida High School high jump record and won two state Class A high jumping titles, as well as basketball where he averaged 23 points and 10 rebounds per game. He went on to the University of Tennessee, where he practiced American football and track and field.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on July 6, 1967.
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