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Devin Funchess Drafted to Carolina Panthers

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Devin Funchess started playing high school football for Harrison High School in 2009 . At 6’2″, Devin was titled “The Man” on the field by fans and family. Nobody could stop his speed or even catch the ball over him.  After his senior year at Harrison High School, he furthered his education and continued playing football for the University of Michigan. After his junior year, he entered into the NFL draft.

“Finally, someone entered the drafted from Harrison after so many years. Congrats to D. Funchess. He deserves it,” Devon Cook, 12, said.

The Carolina Panthers traded up to select former University of Michigan Wide Receiver, Devin Funchess. The Panthers selected Funchess as the ninth pick in the second round on Friday, May 8.  The Panthers traded their third- and sixth-round picks to the Rams to take the spot.

“Everyone doubted Devin, saying that he wasn’t going to make the draft or he wasn’t gonna get picked up by a team,” David Hunter, 11, said. “Well, he proved lots of people wrong.”

“North Carolina picked up a great Wide Receiver. Congrats to him. Wish him the best of luck,” Derrick Parker, 12, said.

After playing football for so many years, Harrison got another player to represent a great school and football program. Hard work pays off. Congrats to Devin Funchess.

“I couldn’t be prouder,” Ms. Maher, said. “I’ve known him since he was four years old. I’ve watch him grow since he was a little kid. He followed his passion from finish to start. He always wanted to do something with sports. I knew he would always be something big, cause that’s just how he is. One thing that is neat about Devin is through this process he stayed very humble.”



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