ANDREW HARRIS BIO
Andrew first started playing football in Steinbach, MB at his elementary school’s bbq where he was scouted by one of the local football coaches. After his first tryout it was decided that he would be the starting running back. He was instantly hooked and after his first season of pee wee football he knew this was the sport for him.
He continued playing football throughout high school, after returning to his home town of Winnipeg, MB. He excelled both at Grant Park High School then later, in his final year, at Oak Park High School.
Andrew took the rare path to professional football by going through the junior system. Instead of joining a CIS football program after school, he joined the Vancouver Island Raiders of the Canadian Junior Football League. During his phenomenal junior career, he led the Raiders to three national championships (2006, 2008, and 2009) and broke a number of British Columbia conference and CJFL records, including all-time touchdowns and scoring. In 2009, he was awarded the Wally Buono Award for most outstanding junior football player in Canada.
Andrew joined the BC Lions practice roster in 2009, while continuing to play his final season of junior for the Raiders.
In the 2011 playoffs, Harris was named the Canadian player of the week for his performance in the Lions’ win over the Edmonton Eskimos in the West Division Final. A week later, Harris was named the Most Outstanding Canadian at the Grey Cup, scoring a touchdown and rushing for 65 yards over 10 carries in the Lions 34–23 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
After 7 seasons in the league, Andrew Harris is now back in his home town where he always had dreams of playing one day. Andrew is now proudly sporting the Blue and Gold and intends on helping build the club back up to where it deserves to be.
“More than ever now, coming to my hometown and playing in front of so many people I know and love and care about, I really want to represent this city well and do something for this city as far as being a Winnipegger.”
Some of the top awards and accomplishments Andrew has earned in the CJFL and the CFL.