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Davontae Harris
CB #35
Illinois State
Wichita, KS

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ISU Career: Finished with 208 tackles (152 solo stops), 38 passes defended (tied for 5 all-time), 10 tackles for loss, four interceptions and three sacks in 49 games played for the Redbirds.

ISU Career: Finished with 208 tackles (152 solo stops), 38 passes defended (tied for 5 all-time), 10 tackles for loss, four interceptions and three sacks in 49 games played for the Redbirds.

2017: First-Team All-American selection by the AFCA, STATS FCS, and Phil Steele …Associated Press FCS All-America Second Team selection … selected to play in the 93rd East-West Shrine Game® and invited to participate in the NFL Draft Combine in Indianapolis … First-Team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection … started all 11 games at cornerback for the Redbirds … led the team and tied for second in the MVFC with 14 passes defended (12 PBU, 2 INT) … ranked third on the team with 57 tackles, including two sacks and 4.5 TFLs … also credited with three quarterback hurries … recorded a season-high 11 tackles in win over South Dakota … had seven tackles and 2 TFLs vs. Western Illinois … had a career-high four PBUs at South Dakota State.


2016: All-Missouri Valley Football Conference First-Team selection ... started 11 of 12 games for the Redbirds at cornerback

... ranked No. 1 in the MVC in passes defended with 15 (13 PBU, 2 INT), while averaging 1.36 passes defended per game to also top the list ... tallied 5.5 tackles-for-loss and 59 total tackles on the season ... recorded first career interception against South Dakota (Oct. 22) ... broke up the final two pass attempts against Western Illinois (Nov. 5) to secure the Redbird victory

... finished the game with eight tackles, two TFLs and two PBUs against the Leathernecks ... ended the season with four tackles and an interception in the FCS playoff game at Central Arkansas (Nov. 26).


2015: Started all 13 games at cornerback for the Redbirds ... tied for fourth on the team with 78 tackles on the season, 54 of which were solo stops ... led the team with 10 pass breakups ... set a career-best with 10 tackles in a win over Northern Iowa

... tied career high with 10 stops in a victory at Southern Illinois ... broke up a pair of passes and posted seven tackles in the FCS playoff win over Western Illinois.


2014: Played in 14 games as a reserve defensive back ... finished the season with 14 tackles, 12 of which were solo stops ... recorded a career-high four tackles in the FCS playoff quarterfinal win at Eastern Washington.


2013: Redshirted.


Wichita South HS: Three- year varsity starter ... coached by Kevin Steiner ... missed most his senior season, after having surgery to repair his small intestine following an injury suffered during the season-opening loss to Wichita West ... posted 40 tackles, five interceptions and 15 pass breakups as a junior ... also a standout on the track, where he was third in the state in the 100-meter dash and sixth in the state in the 200-meter dash.


Personal: Born January 21, 1995, in Wichita, Kan. ... son of Sandra Baker ... has two brothers, Isiah and Shaquille.

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