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Clemson student Harris Roberts could start at quarterback for Furman

Furman quarterback Harris Roberts works out with his team during practice Tuesday

Furman University pre-engingeering major Harris Roberts is enrolled in a cooperative educational exchange program that allows students to play a sport at one school while pursuing their desired degree at another. Roberts will receive his Furman bachelor’s in May 2019. He is set to earn a second bachelor’s from Clemson in mechanical engineering. Roberts, who is in the running for Furman’s starting quarterback in the Sept. 1 season opener, said, “[Clemson students and faculty] … think it’s funny that they’re going to class with someone who is going to play against them.”

To qualify for the rigorous dual-degree program, a minimum 2.60 GPA is required. The Cumming, Georgia athlete entered the program with a 3.66, and was named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll in each of the previous four seasons, according to an article appearing in The Greenville News.

Last updated August 14, 2018
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