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Duron Harmon

School

Rutgers

Position
Defensive Back
Major
Labor Studies

Classroom

Harmon has excelled in the classroom, compiling a cumulative 3.4 GPA as a Labor Studies major. He has earned All-BIG EAST Academic Team recognition twice, with those honors coming as a sophomore in 2010 and last season as a junior. He made Rutgers University’s Dean’s List for the 2011-12 academic year with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Character

Harmon has shown high character in his time at Rutgers, as he is looked to as a leader of RU’s vaunted defensive unit. He served as a team co-captain for RU’s 21-10 victory over Navy for last season’s Homecoming. A large part of Harmon’s leadership comes through his actions off the field, where he is one of Rutgers football’s most active community service volunteers. His main involvement has been with the Special Olympics New Jersey organization, as well as former teammate Eric LeGrand’s charity, Walk to Believe.

Community

Harmon has made an impact in the surrounding community as a Scarlet Knight, highlighted by his constant presence at New Jersey’s Special Olympics event from 2010-12. He also pitched in his time at former teammate Eric LeGrand’s charity, Walk to Believe, in both 2011 and 2012. Additionally, Harmon has given his time and efforts to the Big Chill 5k Toy Drive (2010) and Urban Impact’s Hurricane Irene Cleanup Project (2011-12).

Competition

Harmon emerged as one of the top safeties in the BIG EAST Conference in 2011, starting in every game of Rutgers’ 9-4 season that ended in a New Era Pinstripe Bowl victory over Iowa State. The safety totaled 49 tackles and ranked second in the league with five interceptions to earn All-BIG EAST First Team accolades. Harmon has been named a Preseason All-BIG EAST pick by Athlon and Phil Steele heading into RU’s 2012 campaign. He successfully transitioned from free safety to strong safety prior to the 2012 season and has continued his starting streak into the Scarlet Knights’ new year.