2006 Honorable Mention All-Louisiana
2004 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
MLB Draft: Ninth Round in 2006 (Colorado Rockies)
Talented player who performed as a starter at first base for two seasons (2004, 2005) and at third base for one season (2006) ... also worked as a relief pitcher in 2006 ... selected in the ninth round of the ’06 draft as a pitcher by the Colorado Rockies.
SENIOR SEASON (2006)
Started 56 games at third base, batting .252 (51-for-202) with a team-high 18 doubles, one triple, six homers and 30 RBI ... made 13 relief appearances on the mound, posting a 1-2 mark and a 3.79 ERA in 19 innings with seven walks and 20 strikeouts ... nine-game hitting streak from April 7-22; batted .387 (12-for-31) during the streak with five doubles, two homers and seven RBI ... 3-for-4 at Florida (May 20) with two doubles, two RBI and one run scored ... SEC Tournament save vs. Alabama (May 24), working 1.1 innings with no hits and no earned runs ... earned first career save on the mound vs. Arkansas (April 30), allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning with no walks and two strikeouts ... helped lead LSU to the three-game series sweep at Auburn (May 5-7) both on the mound and at the plate ... worked three scoreless innings in relief in a 5-3 win (May 6), allowing just two hits with no walks and four strikeouts to earn his second save of the season ... also delivered clutch hits for the Tigers in the Auburn series, launching a solo homer in Game 1 to ignite a three-run third inning ... Harris’ RBI double in the fifth inning of Game 3 on Sunday broke a scoreless tie and again was the catalyst for a three-run outburst ... earned relief win over Vanderbilt (May 12), retiring the Commodores in order in the top of the ninth inning with the game tied at 3-3 ... Harris also contributed to the win with his bat, delivering the game-tying single in the bottom of the eighth inning.
JUNIOR SEASON (2005)
Appeared in 46 games (42 starts at first base), batting .213 (30-for-141) with seven doubles, four homers, 20 RBI and 23 runs ... finished third on the LSU club with 24 walks ... batted .286 (2-for-7) in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with one double and one run scored ... provided a homer and a sac fly to spark LSU to win over Ole Miss (April 17) ... 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI in April 16 victory over Ole Miss ... delivered a sixth-inning leadoff homer on April 6 as the Tigers defeated Rice at Zephyr Field in Metairie, La... . followed up the HR vs. Rice with another dinger in the Tigers’ next game vs. South Carolina (April 8) ... batted .533 (8-for-15) during a four-game stretch from Feb. 15-20 ... recorded his season-high of three hits vs. Louisiana-Monroe (Feb. 15).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004)
Appeared in 55 games (48 starts at first base), batting .329 (57-for-173) with nine doubles, seven homers, 39 RBI and 38 runs ... hit .264 (23-for-87) in SEC regular-season games with five doubles, two homers, 19 RBI and 17 runs ... LSU’s leading hitter in its seven NCAA Tournament games, batting .429 (12-for-28) with two doubles, one homer, five RBI and seven runs ... 3-for-9 in the College World Series with two runs scored ... 3-for-9 in the NCAA Super Regional vs. Texas A&M with one homer, four RBI and two runs ... the home run came in the ninth inning of Game 2 of the super regional, a three-run blast that clinched LSU’s 4-0 triumph and sent the Tigers to the CWS ... named to the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional all-tournament team, hitting a team-best .600 (6-for-10) with two doubles, one RBI and three runs ... 2-for-2 with a grand slam – LSU’s only slam in 2004 – versus Southeastern Louisiana (March 12) ... named Louisiana Player of the Week on March 16 after batting .875 (7-for-8) in a three-game stretch (vs. UL-Monroe and Southeastern La.) with the grand slam and six RBI ... 4-for-5 with one double, one homer, three RBI and two runs at Kentucky (May 9).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2003)
Batted .233 (14-for-60) in 26 games (15 starts) with three doubles, two homers, six RBI and 11 runs ... hit .273 (6-for-22) in SEC regular-season games with one double, one homer, three RBI and six runs ... did not commit an error in 141 chances at first base ... teamed with older brother Clay on March 2 at Long Beach State to become the first brother tandem to start a game for LSU since Albert and Terry Belle in 1987 – Will started at first base and Clay started at third base in the Long Beach contest, a 7-2 LSU win ... launched a two-run shot, his first career homer, at Georgia (March 22) ... also homered in LSU win over Loyola-New Orleans (May 6).
Product of Slidell (La.) High School, where he pitched and played first base ... earned all-state, all-parish and all-district recognition ... posted an 8-1 mark as a junior with a 0.98 ERA ... an honor roll student throughout his entire high school career.
Full name is William Taylor Harris ... grandparents are Harry and Jeanette Kennedy ... has one older brother, Clay, and one younger brother, Dylan ... Clay was an LSU infielder from 2002-2005 and now plays in the Philadelphia Phillies organization ... Will credits Clay with having the greatest influence upon his athletic career, saying “My brother has paved the way for me my whole life. He has taught me a whole lot by example.” ... ... Will played very well in the 2003 Valley Baseball League, a summer wooden-bat league in Virginia ... batted .362 (25-for-69) in the VBL with seven doubles, four homers, 14 RBI and 14 runs ... named the Valley League Player of the Week on June 30 as he hit .400 (8-for-20) for the Staunton Braves with two homers, four doubles, six RBI and six runs ... majoring in general studies at LSU ... born August 28, 1984.
Harris’ LSU Career Hitting Highs
At-Bats: 6 at Southern (4/20/04)
Hits: 4 at UL-Monroe (3/9/04); at Kentucky (5/9/04)
Runs Scored: 3 (twice; most recently vs. Temple (2/26/06)
Doubles: 2 (three times; most recently at Florida (5/20/06)
Triples: 1 vs. Tennessee Tech (2/17/06)
Home Runs: 2 vs. Tennessee Tech (2/19/06)
RBI: 4 vs. Southeastern La. (3/12/04)
Stolen Bases: none
Harris’ LSU Career Pitching Highs
Innings: 3.0 (twice; most recently at Auburn (5/6/06)
Strikeouts: 4 at Auburn (5/6/06)
Hits Allowed: 3 (three occasions; most recently at Florida (5/19/06)
Runs: 2 (twice; most recently vs. Alabama (5/26/06)
Earned Runs: 2 (twice; most recently vs. Alabama (5/26/06)
Walks: 3 (twice; most recently vs. Alabama (5/26/06)