Harbor became the 16th Bear ever drafted by a National Football League team and the first since 2000. He is the second-highest MSU pick ever with Tom Mullen going as the 28th overall pick to the Giants in 1974.
“It has been a crazy day,” Harbor said. “I was getting a little worried as they got deeper in the third and fourth round, but it was a great feeling when my phone rang. I found out the Eagles were picking me about two minutes before everybody else did, so it happened really fast. I am just really excited to go to Philadelphia and help the Eagles and thank them for the opportunity to fulfill a dream.”
Harbor earned Division I FCS first team All-America honors in 2009 from The Sports Network, Associated Press, Walter Camp Football Foundation, and The College Sporting News. He also was named to the All-Missouri Valley Football Conference first team for the third consecutive year and earned a spot on the MVFC All-Silver Anniversary team.
In 2009, he had 59 catches for 729 yards and 4 touchdowns. He had the most receptions by a tight end in the Missouri Valley and second-most nationally. He also led all tight ends nationally in receiving yards per game (66.3). He ended his Bears’ career as the school’s all-time receptions leader (150) and was third in career receiving yards (1,906). He finished with receptions in 33 consecutive games to tie an MSU record and notched four 100-yard receiving games this season and six for his career, which also tied institutional records.
Story courtesy of Missouri State Athletics