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Chiefs’ Demetrius Harris savors first NFL touchdown

Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris
Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris jsleezer@kcstar.com

Chiefs’ second-year tight end Demetrius Harris made the first touchdown catch of his career a memorable one.

Harris, to be sure, will savor his 15-yard touchdown catch over linebacker Malcolm Smith, in which he high-pointed the ball over the defender on a seam route in the Chiefs’ 23-17 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

“It feels good, but at the same time, I know what I can do, the coaches know what I can do, and it’s just a matter of time of progressing and getting some touches,” said the 6-foot-7, 230-pounder. “I know I don’t get plenty of touches, so once I get one, I try to make the most of it.”

Harris, who has caught seven passes for 74 yards and a touchdown this season, has flashed the ability to make the spectacular catch in practice, but his touchdown catch was the first time he’s done it during a regular-season game.

“Just trying to attack the ball, knowing I got to have it,” Harris said.

Prior to joining the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2013, Harris, 24, had not played football since high school. He played basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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