Running Back B.J. Harris Leading McCallie Back to State Title Game

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Chattanooga-(WDEF-TV) McCallie looks to make it back-to-back state titles Thursday night as they face MUS in their state title game. Big Blue has relied heavily on senior running back B.J. Harris this season, and the Missouri commit has delivered, rushing for over 1,300 yards, and he has scored 18 touchdowns. But head coach Ralph Potter says Harris is far more than a good running back.

Said Potter:”You know the thing about it is he’s a great leader on the team. He’s willing to play defense when we need him to. He knows everything inside and out. He keeps people accountable. he’s just been a great thing. He has gotten better every year physically.”

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McCallie and MUS kick at 8pm Thursday.

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at rnyman@wdef.com.