Clemson student Harris Roberts could start at quarterback for Furman
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.