Wichita South's Harris turning heads at NFL Combine

After tearing his large and small intestines in high school, Wichita South product Davonte Harris is turning heads at the NFL Combine.

The Wichita native and former Illinois State Redbird ran a 4.4 forty-yard dash. He also put up 22 reps on the bench press, the best of any player at his position.

"I would be very surprised if I didn't get drafted," Harris said. "To be honest, the amount of reps I had, I wasn't even happy with. My goal was to do 3 or 4 reps more. When I got off stage and he announced my number, I wasn't that happy with it."

Harris thought his playing career was over after a brutal injury at Wichita South. A player stepped on his stomach and tore his large and small intestine.

"I didn't know if I'd be able to play sports again, because I didn't know the effects of it. I one-hundred percent didn't think I would get a football scholarship in general. The process was definitely hard, but it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be because of the support that I had. I had a bunch of family and friends come to the hospital and they kind of showed me love the entire time."

Harris has spoken with several NFL teams about a roster spot. Harris was an All-Missouri Valley Football Conference First-Team selection while at Illinois State.

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