Former Lindenwood football star cut by Jets


Photo by Carly Fristoe

This file photo shows Connor Harris walking off field vs. Central Oklahoma on Sept. 1, 2016. Harris is now a member of the Arizona Cardinals practice squad.
Photo by Carly Fristoe


NCAA all-time leading tackler and former Lindenwood Lion Connor Harris was recently cut by the New York Jets just before the start of the regular season.

Harris was signed by the Jets on May 5 as an undrafted free agent. Harris’ many accomplishments on and off the field made him a potential NFL prospect. He received an invitation to the NFL Draft Combine in Indianapolis this year. Harris was put through a series of athletic and academic tests to show off his skills to different NFL organizations.

Harris also made his way onto the senior bowl roster, which allows an opportunity for all of the best draft prospects to be on the same field. Harris recorded six tackles in the game, continuing his dominance on the field.

Harris, from Blue Springs, Missouri, was a leader for the Lindenwood defense for five years (2012-2016), consistently ranking among the top defenders in all of college football. Harris finished his career with 633 total tackles, six interceptions, 14 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.

Although Harris has been cut by the Jets, he still has the opportunity to make an NFL team’s roster for this season.