A 30-year-old native of Waldo, Ohio, Harris signed with Ottawa as a free agent in the off-season after a breakout campaign in 2015 with the Toronto Argonauts in which he led the CFL with 33 touchdowns.
While initially the backup to Henry Burris, last year’s Most Outstanding Player, Harris took the reins when Burris suffered a pinky injury on his throwing hand during the season-opener against the Edmonton Eskimos.
Harris led Ottawa to a thrilling overtime win in Week 1 and has since helped the REDBLACKS become the league’s number one-ranked offence. He enters Thursday’s contest with 1,499 passing yards, nine touchdowns and just one interception while completing 82 per cent of his passes.
Despite losing three of its last four, Ottawa holds top spot in the East with a 4-3-1 record.
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