WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Josh Harris is ready to return as the go-to running back for Wake Forest.
Harris said Tuesday that he's put his injury-riddled 2011 season behind him and is focused on living up to the billing that he created as a freshman.
Harris says that, had it not been for the hamstring injury that sidelined him down the stretch last season, he wouldn't be the player he is today.
He says he's working harder because "there are people out there who think that I'm not really tough" and he wants to prove that he's durable.
Harris made only five starts last season and gained 453 yards -- barely more than half of the 764 he gained as a freshman in 2010. That year he rolled up 241 yards against Virginia Tech's defense.
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