BOWIE, Md. – All eyes were focused on Bowie State senior tight end Khari Lee.
NFL team general managers, scouts and staff evaluated everything from Lee’s height, weight and flexibility to his agility as the Bulldogs hosted their 2015 Pro Day.
With a host of supporters, staff, former and current players watching and cheering him on to include Douglas McNeil, III, Lee completed running, blocking and receiving routes with crisp precision to the delight of head coach Damon Wilson.
“Khari being our fourth player in the last few years to have an opportunity to continue to play football and make a living is great”, said Wilson. “It is very rewarding to be in our current position with graduating over eighty percent of the football players that we recruit and to see a number of them have an opportunity to pursue their dream.
We are building something great here and a student athlete with Khari’s qualities continues to be so fulfilling to watch flourish. This is a young man that walked on to our program and followed the plan that was laid before him without hesitation. I look forward to watching him continue to grow and represent our University well on the next level.”
Aside from being a proud head coach and Bowie State alum, Wilson lamented that Lee finished up his senior season as a three-time All CIAA selection at tight end; coincidentally as did his head coach.
Wilson also added, “I gave Khari my number (86) his freshman year because I knew then that he would be something special and was even more proud that he played at my former position.”