Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Harris Is On KC Chiefs Practice Squad

Former Panther basketball standout Demetrius Harris was signed to the practice squad of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs earlier this week.

Harris was signed by the team as an undrafted free agent in April after impressing scouts during workouts this spring. He did appear in the Chiefs’ preseason game against the Green Bay Packers last week and had been targeted as a practice squad player for the organization since the first rookie mini-camp in May.

Harris wound up working out for about 10 teams prior to this past spring's NFL Draft, and is projected as a tight end. He was a highly-touted football player in high school and originally signed to play the sport at Arkansas State.

The 6-foot-7 Harris was a standout on the basketball court for the Panthers this past season, averaging 9.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest while making 28 starts.

Should Harris play in an NFL game, he would become the first Panther to do so since 1983, when Mike Reinfeldt finished off his eight-year pro career.