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Florida top tackler Harris out for year

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(TSX / STATS) -- Florida senior safety Marcell Harris, the team's leading tackler last season, will miss the 2017 season because of torn right Achilles tendon, the school announced Thursday morning.

Harris sustained the injury on Wednesday during team-run activities.

Harris made 73 tackles last season, including four for loss, for a Florida defense that ranked fifth in the nation in total defense (293.0 yards per game) and sixth in scoring defense (16.8 points per game).

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