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Former New Oxford star Erik Harris returns home on CFL bye week

Erik Harris, a 2008 New Oxford graduate, returned home this week during a break in his career-record setting CFL season.

Through 12 games for the East Division-leading Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the third-year defensive back has already matched last year's total of 26 sacks, recovered a fumble and set a new career high with two interceptions.

The Tiger-Cats have a bye week this week, so Harris returned to New Oxford on Tuesday and plans to attend Friday's Colonials game against South Western. His brother, Trevon Brown, is a senior on the team.

"I'm just going to support him," Harris said. "He's a senior, so I really wanted to see him play. I haven't been to a game in a couple years."

Harris said he'll return to Hamilton on Saturday evening but first plans to come out to a New Oxford Scramblers third-grade youth practice earlier in the day. A family friend plays for the Scramblers.

"They talked to me about it, and said the coaches would love to have me come out," Harris said. "I'll work with them at practice, observe, and try to teach them some new things."