Santa Barbara, Calif. -

 Santa Barbara high school has welcomed a new running back to their offense this season. His name is Ramon Harper and he's here to stay.

Harper played his freshman year at St. Bonaventure, then played varsity as a sophomore for the Westlake Warriors. Tragedy struck the Harper family during his Junior year. In the summer of 2012, Ramon's mother past away after a year long battle with cancer.

This is when Harper made the move up the coast to suit up for the Dons.

Harper's strength on the field is just as impressive as it is off the field.