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In his sophomore season, he was listed as the No. 1 at left corner. Chris finished the season with 33 tackles and 7 pass break ups. In his junior season, Lewis-Harris made a move from corner to safety on the roster, remaining in the No. 1 slot on the depth chart. He came in 3rd on the team with 55 tackles and started every game. He had 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 interception, and 4 pass break ups. He did all of this and managed to make the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll.

In 2011, his senior season at Chattanooga, Chris Lewis-Harris was named Second Team All-SoCon. He spent most of the season at his previous position of corner back for the team. He managed 59 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception, and 6 pass break ups. At the end of his career, he had 38 starts in 44 games and was a team captain.

In the draft combine, Lewis-Harris impressed NFL scouts and coaches. This 5’10”, 180lb Corner put up great numbers. He had a 35” vertical and a 10’2” broad jump before putting in a time of 4.47 in the 40. Despite his numbers, he went undrafted in the 2012 NFL draft, but was later signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as a free agent. After playing in four preseason games for the Bengals, he was signed to the practice squad. Now he is getting the opportunity he has dreamed of his whole life. Hopefully, his hard work will pay off on Sunday in Jacksonville.

 

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