Bruce Harper (born June 20, 1955 in Englewood New Jersey) was an American Football running back and kick returner for the New York Jets of the NFL. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Kutztown by the Jets in 1977. Bruce Harper is the all time kick returner in New York Jets history with 5407 KR yards. He also served as the Jets PR from 1977 to 1982. He tallied up 1748 PR yards and 1 touchdown. He also played running back. His total yards are 11429: 1829 rushing yards, 2409 receiving yards, 1784 PR yards and 5407 KR yards.
Harper played high school football at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood.
Harper's jersey is the jersey worn by diehard Jets fan (and leader of the J-E-T-S chant) Fireman Ed.