Sep 4, 2014, 10:29 AM EST
Demetrius Harris is the latest undersized collegiate power forward to land himself a contract as an NFL tight end.
Over the weekend, the former UW-Milwaukee big man officially made the 53-man roster for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Harris was a 6-foot-7 brute for the Panthers, averaging 9.1 points and 5.3 rebounds as a senior in 2012-2013. He spent last season on the practice squad with Kansas City.
Harris never played football with Milwaukee, but he was a standout in high school and originally signed to play for Arkansas State on the gridiron. Undersized power forwards have become the breeding ground for talented NFL tight ends, as Antonio Gates, Jimmy Graham and Julius Thomas — even Jordan Cameron — were college basketball players before they were the stars of your fantasy football team.
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