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Freshman Harris Adds Depth At Receiver

Spencer Harris (Jack Lyman)

The Fighting Illini football team plays freshmen if they are ready for the rigors of college ball and can help improve the team. Sometimes, it takes them several weeks into the season to demonstrate preparedness. Receiver Spencer Harris is an example. He didn't see his first action until the MSU game, but now he is an integral part of the offense.

Offensive Coordinator Paul Petrino had recruited Spencer Harris when he was at Arkansas. The Greenwood, Arkansas, native caught his eye with his receiving ability. He fits Petrino's style. "I think it's true. At the camp at Arkansas, me and Petrino got along real well. He just liked the way I played, my mentality. I may not be the fastest guy on the field, but I play tough and catch great...

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