Bryce Harper is an American professional baseball right fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played in MLB for the Washington Nationals from 2012 through 2018.
Harper played catcher for the College of Southern Nevada in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), where he was a member of the Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC).
He hit 31 home runs and drove in 98 runs in 66 games, batting.443 with a.526 on-base percentage (OBP) and a.987 slugging percentage (SLG).
His 31 home runs surpassed the previous school record of 12. He was voted SWAC Player of the Year in 2010.
Home plate umpire Don Gilmore dismissed him from a National Junior College World Series game for contesting a called third strike.
As he walked away from the plate, Harper drew a line in the dirt with his bat, apparently to indicate where he thought the pitch was.
Harper was ejected for the second time this season, earning him a two-game ban.
The suspension terminated Harper’s amateur career, as Southern Nevada lost the game in which he was ejected and then lost the game in which he was suspended, knocking them out of the tournament.
Bryce Harper Wife: Is Bryce Harper Married?
Bryce Harper is presently married to Kayla Varner. The pair married in a ceremony at the San Diego California Temple in December 2016.
Who Is Bryce Harper Wife, Kayla Varner?
Kayla Varner is an athlete like her husband Bryce Harper, who was a soccer player for Green Valley High School and Ohio State University.
She was the team captain in high school, and Green Valley made the playoffs every year. During her time there, the school won two Sunrise conference crowns, three Southeast division titles, and the Nevada State Championship.
Varner appeared in 33 games at BYU, including a game-winning penalty kick against Marquette in the 2012 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen.
She switched to Ohio State during her sophomore year, where she scored two goals and added five assists in 20 games.