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Demone Harris signs undrafted free agent deal with Tampa Bay

UB and Timon alum getting shot in the NFL
Posted: 7:03 PM, Apr 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-29 23:03:38Z

Buffalo native Demone Harris began playing football his junior year of high school. Seven years later, he's getting a shot at playing in the National Football League.

Harris went undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft but signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The deal was made official following the Draft on Saturday.

In an interview with 7 Eyewitness Sports, Harris said he was getting calls throughout the day and was receiving interest from teams like the Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos among others. About signing with the Bucs, Harris said, "I just think it's the best fit for me. They saw me at my Pro Day, they seemed really interested, they actually offered me a contract before the Draft was even over."

Harris played high school football at Bishop Timon and chose to walk-on at UB. He red-shirted his first year with the Bulls and developed from a walk-on to a starter. During his senior season he played in all 12 games where he recorded 55 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and five sacks.

You can watch Harris' full interview above this article.

 

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