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#80 David Harvey
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 265
Year: Junior
City/State: La Plata, Md.
High School: McDonough

Career Highlights

  • 2007 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll

2009 (Senior)
David Harvey added depth along the defensive line throughout his career, including at end in 2009. Harvey appeared in two games, including a start at Colorado in the regular-season finale. He made one unassisted tackle in his other appearance against Louisiana-Lafayette.

2008 (Junior)
Harvey was a reserve defensive end in 2008, but did not see game action. He switched to tackle late in the season.

2007 (Sophomore)
Harvey was a reserve defensive end and appeared in NU's win over Iowa State.

2006 (Redshirt Freshman)
Harvey switched to defense in the fall and worked primarily on the scout team.

2005 (Redshirt)
Harvey redshirted during his first season at Nebraska.

Before Nebraska (McDonough HS)
Harvey was the first Maryland prep player to sign with Nebraska since 1990 when Donta Jones and Duane Wiles came to Nebraska from the state. Jones also came to Nebraska from McDonough High School.

Harvey capped a strong prep career with an outstanding senior season in which he made 59 tackles, including six sacks from the defensive end spot, and caught 15 passes for 249 yards. Harvey played just one season for Coach Dave Bradshaw at McDonough, after moving from South Carolina. As a junior at Sumter (S.C.) High School, Harvey had three sacks and helped his team to a 13-1 record and a state runner-up finish. Harvey was also a standout on the basketball court, as he averaged 10 points and 13 rebounds at McDonough as a junior, after transferring to the school at mid-term. Harvey's efforts helped his squad to the state semifinals.

Personal
Harvey is the son of Julia Moore and David Thomas, and was born on May 16, 1987. He is a sociology major. Harvey is active in the community, serving as a volunteer with the Lincoln Action Program and the People’s City Mission. His efforts earned him a Nebraska 2006 HERO Leadership Award. He was named to the 2007 Fall Big 12 academic honor roll.

Career Stats
Games Played-
3 (1 in 2007, 2 in 2009)
Games Started-1 in 2009
Tackles-1 UT vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 2009

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