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Interview with a small school hero: Davontae Harris, DB, Illinois State

Davontae Harris is the number one ranked defensive backs of the MVC, which is an amazing conference. Last year he had 13 pass break ups and 2 interceptions. Harris started 11 of 12 games for the Redbirds at cornerback and was voted first team by both coaches and media. Harris is a stud, and at 5’11, 200 pounds he will have tons of NFL scouts drooling over him.

What is your main goal going into your final season?

Win the FCS National Championship Game

As a small schooler, how are you planning to separate yourself from the other big school players?

Being a very physical and aggressive corner who can also make plays on the ball. Expanding my football IQ and training to be a versatile player.

Who is the toughest player on the opposite side of the ball you have to face in practice?

Christian Gibbs and Anthony Fowler, both good WR.

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Drashane Glass, he’s a great Nickel-back

What’s your best memory of college so far?

Playing in the National Championship Game as a redshirt freshman

What is the most memorable play so far in your career?

Interception to start the series against Central Arkansas in the playoffs

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

I bought one of my teammates mom a plane ticket for her to come see him play for the first time as a collegiate athlete on his senior night.

Why did you pick your current number?

It was worn by one of my best friends in high school.

If an NFL GM was reading this (Which they do), how would you sell yourself in a couple sentences?

I’m a very physical and aggressive corner with ball skills and sudden speed. A great person outside of football.

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