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Demetrius Harris, TE

School: Wisconsin-Whitewater  |  Conference: WIAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Jacksonville, AK
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 237 lbs.
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Intriguing speed and athleticism for the position.

WEAKNESSES: No college football experience. Managed just two bench reps at 225 pounds at a personal workout, displaying a lock of core functional strength.

Player Overview

Harris' emergence as an NFL prospect happened almost overnight. A basketball player for Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he averaged 9.1 points and a team-high 5.3 rebounds per game.

After the 2012 season ended, the Kansas City Chiefs called head basketball coach Rob Jeter to see if Harris was potentially interested in a football career. That got the ball rolling, and more than a dozen NFL teams scrambled to begin evaluating him.

"Things are happening very quickly for Demetrius," Jeter told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. "Like I told all the (NFL) coaches, if you want him to shoot free throws, that's not your man. But if you want him to catch a football, he can do that."

Harris was on the Chiefs' radar because two years ago new GM John Dorsey, when he was with the Green Bay Packers, when someone at an all-star game in Arkansas told him to keep an eye on Harris down the road. Dorsey made a note, and sure enough he inquired two years later.

Harris was an all-state football and basketball player in high school, but focused on basketball at Wisconsin-Milwaukee - turning down an offer from Arkansas State to play both sports.

"I always (scout) five or six basketball guys a year," Dorsey told the Journal-Sentinel. "We went to Portsmouth, Va., one year to evaluate 50 basketball players. Mid-majors is where you make your money on stuff like that because they're not in the pool for basketball."

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05/01/2013 - Chiefs Agree to Terms with 13 Rookie Free Agents...TE Demetrius Harris (6-7, 230) played basketball for UW-Milwaukee, serving as the team's power forward. Harris originally signed on to play football at Arkansas State after high school but then decided to pursue his basketball career. The Jacksonville, Arkansas native was an all-state football player at Jacksonville High School. - KCChiefs.com

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