Offensive Analyst • First Year • Cal Poly '19
A third-team All-Big Sky Conference selection at center in 2018, Harry Whitson moves into the coaching ranks this fall as an offensive analyst.
Whitson helped the Mustangs to a No. 4 national ranking in rushing offense, No. 1 in time of possession and No. 5 in third-down conversion during his senior campaign on the offensive line.
He was at left guard during his junior season, playing in seven games with starts in the first six games of the season before an injury sidelined him the rest of 2017. Whitson started all 12 games at left guard in his sophomore season and earned third-team All-Big Sky Conference honors, helping the Mustangs to a No. 1 national ranking in team rushing for the fourth consecutive year and into the 2016 Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. He played all 11 games as a redshirt freshman on the offensive line and was a redshirt in 2014.
Whitson is a 2014 graduate of Redondo Union High School, where he played on the offensive and defensive lines under head coach Matt Ballard. He helped Redondo's Pistol offense rack up 3,566 yards and 37 touchdowns in 2013, including 2,101 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns. On defense, he recorded 24 total tackles (17 solo) along with three sacks and a pair of pass breakups.
Whitson earned first-team South Bay Daily Breeze All-Area and All-CIF-Southern Section Northern Division honors and also was a first-team All-Bay League selection as both a junior and senior. He was selected to play in both the Lions All-Star Game and West Coast Bowl. Whitson also played lacrosse at Redondo Union.
Whitson earned his bachelor's degree in history. His parents are Alan (deceased) and Janis Whitson and he has one brother, George.