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Memphis Tiger, former Whitehaven standout wins Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Charles Harris (Source: Memphis Tigers) Charles Harris (Source: Memphis Tigers)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis linebacker and former Whitehaven High School standout Charles Harris is the 2014 American Athletic Conference Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Commissioner Mike Aresco announced the award Tuesday afternoon.

Harris helped the Tigers complete their most successful season in nearly half a century. He recorded six tackles against BYU in the Miami Beach Bowl.

In the classroom, Harris has a 3.64 GPA as a sport and leisure management major.

Harris receives a $2,000 scholarship. As a senior, the scholarship can be put toward any graduate or professional studies Harris wants to pursue.

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