2003 1st-Team Academic All-Big 12
2002 Hon. Men. All-Big 12 (A.P.)
2002 Team Special Teams Player of the Year
2002 2nd-Team Academic All-Big 12
2001 2nd-Team Academic All-Big 12
A strong-legged punter who will look to regain the consistency that saw him earn Honorable Mention All-Big 12 acclaim as a sophomore ... Missed the spring practice period due to surgery on his kicking foot during the offseason, but will be 100 percent by the time fall camp opens in August ... An excellent student who was a 1st-Team Academic All-Big 12 selection in 2003 ... Earned his undergraduate degree in May, and will spend the year taking graduate courses.
Battled inconsistency throughout the year and couldn't quite match his numbers from the previous year ... Averaged 36.8 yards per kick after averaging a career-best 42.5 a year ago ... Has a very strong leg that saw him boot 6 kicks of over 50 yards, including 3 over 60 yards ... Season long of 63 yards came in the opener against Illinois ... Best outing came in limited action at Colorado, as he averaged 51.0 yards on 2 punts, including a 62-yarder ... Got off to a strong start on the season, as he averaged 42.4 yards on 7 punts and 41.8 yards on 4 punts in MU's first 2 games, vs. Illinois and at Ball State ... Of his 14 punts inside the 20 yardline on the year, 6 came in MU's last 4 games, including 2 each vs. Texas A&M and Iowa State ... An odd stat shows that he fared much better on the season away from home statistically, as he averaged 6 yards more per punt away from home on the year (he averaged 39.3 per punt in all games outside of Columbia, and 33.5 at Faurot Field) ... A former high school quarterback who tried his first collegiate pass at #1 Oklahoma on a fake punt, but his attempt fell incomplete as OU snuffed out the play ... Was named 1st-Team Academic All-Big 12, after earning 2nd-Team honors each of the previous 2 seasons.
An honorable-mention All-Big 12 pick (Associated Press) after averaging 42.5 yards per punt ... Was one of MU's most-improved players who became a legitimate weapon for the Tigers ... Season average of 42.5 tied for 7th-best on the MU single-season charts ... Missed the last 2 games of the season after being injured in practice (sprained kicking foot) prior to the Texas A&M game ... Turned in a brilliant performance at Nebraska, as he averaged 47.8 yards on 8 kicks ... Had 2 boots of over 50 yards in Lincoln, including a career-long 69-yard bomb that amazed everyone at the game because of the fact that it was into the teeth of a blustery 30-mph wind ... Improved his consistency, as he averaged 40.0 yards or more in 8 of 10 games ... Was solid in game 2 vs. Ball State, averaging 46.2 yards on 4 kicks ... Had a long of 54 in that game, and placed 2 kicks inside the Cardinals' 20-yard line ... Had a solid 43.8 average against Colorado on 5 kicks in what would become his last game of the year ... Pinned CU inside its 20 twice, and forced 2 fair catches against the Buffaloes' dangerous returner Jeremy Bloom ... Had 9 kicks of 50 yards or more on the year, with 3 coming against Colorado, and 2 each against Ball State, Bowling Green and Nebraska.
Became team's full-time punter after splitting time between defensive back and quarterback during his redshirt freshman year ... Averaged 39.5 yards per punt in 42 attempts ... Averaged 41.9 yards per punt in the season opener against Bowling Green, including a 50-yard punt and 2 inside the 20-yard line ... Hit a 56-yard punt against Nebraska and averaged 43.0 yards per punt against the Huskers ... His best game was against Kansas, when he averaged 43.8 yards per attempt and booted a career-long 61-yard punt ... Named second team Academic All-Big 12.
Redshirt year ... Split time between the offensive and defensive scout teams playing both defensive back and quarterback.
An outstanding athlete who did a little bit of everything at Jefferson City High School ... Selected first-team all-district quarterback, punter and cornerback ... Completed 34-of-69 passes for 591 yards and 7 TDs ... Averaged 36.2 yards per punt ... Also rushed for 326 yards and 6 TDs ... Teamed with former Tigers Justin Smith, Jared Gilpin and Kirk Farmer to win the 1997 State title ... Also lettered in basketball, baseball and track ... National Honor Society member and honor roll student ... Received two American Legion awards and was named to "Who's Who Among American High School Students" ... Chose MU over Kansas, Kansas St. and Arkansas.
Son of Dennis and Peggy Gates ... Father is a banker, mother is a teacher ... Father played football for 4 years at Pittsburg State ... Has two brothers and one sister ... Brother Beau plays soccer at Merrhant Marine Academy ... High school coach- Ron Cole ... Born Jan. 13, 1982 ... Studying agribusiness management.
HARVEY CAREER STATISTICS
G Punts-Yds. Avg. Long TB-FC I20
2001 7-7 42-1660 39.5 61 1-3 7
2002 10-10 54-2295 42.5 69 10-6 11
2003 13-12 51-1877 36.8 63 4-10 14
Totals 30-29 147-5832 39.7 69 15-19 32