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Mizzou’s Harris 22nd pick in NFL Draft

University of Missouri Tiger football player Charles Harris was selected in the first round of the 2017 National Football League Draft Thursday night.

The Miami Dolphins selected the junior defensive end as the 22nd pick overall in the draft.

The Kansas City native skipped his final year of eligibility to enter the draft.

Harris is the 20th Tiger in history to be selected in the NFL Draft’s first round and is the eighth since 2009.

He joins five other defensive lineman, Shane Ray (2015), Sheldon Richardson (2013), Aldon Smith (2011) and Ziggy Hood (2009) — who were all selected since 2009.

Last season, Harris led Missouri in sacks (9), tackles for a loss (12) and quarterback hurries (10), while also finishing second on the team with 61 total tackles.

He finishes his playing-career at Mizzou ranked seventh all-time in sacks with 18.

Coming out of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy in Kansas City, Missouri, Harris was relatively unknown.

He would flip to Mizzou from his original commitment to play for Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri, who competes in Division II athletics, on National Signing Day 2013.

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