Wake's Harris selected in UFL draft

Former Wake Forest running back Kevin Harris on Wednesday was selected by the Florida Tuskers in the seventh round of the United Football League draft.

Harris finished his career at Wake Forest with 785 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in 39 career games. He posted a career-high 136 yards rushing in Wake Forest’s 29-19 win over Navy in the 2008 EagleBank Bowl.

As a redshirt freshman in 2006, Harris was instrumental in helping Wake Forest win the ACC championship and receive an invitation to the FedEx Orange Bowl. Harris scored two touchdowns in Wake Forest’s 38-24 win over Maryland that clinched a spot in the ACC championship game.

The UFL began play in 2009 with four teams in New York, Las Vegas, California and Orlando. A number of former Demon Deacons played in the UFL during its first season including Jon Abbate with California and Steve Justice and Chris Barclay with New York. For 2010, the league has relocated its New York franchise to Hartford, Conn. and added a club in Omaha.