Bixby Native, NFL Player Honored By Hometown

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 11:07 pm
By: News On 6

A Bixby native and current NFL player for the Denver Broncos is home this week; Chris Harris Jr. was honored Thursday at the opening of the town's Green Corn Festival.

There is no doubt Harris has made the folks in his hometown proud, and even though he's made it to the big leagues, he hasn't forgotten where he's been.

So as he gives back, the city is giving back to him.

Starting it all off, the city of Bixby honored Harris Thursday night at the kickoff of the Green Corn Festival by announcing the plan to rename a portion of Riverview Drive just outside Spartan Stadium, Chris Harris Jr. Road.

Dozens of people filled Charley Park as the city manager presented Harris with his street sign.

Harris said he's come a long way from the days of playing in the Spartan Stadium, however, with such deep roots in Oklahoma, he can't forget where he's come from.

So as the city honors him, he prepares to hold the first underdog Football Skills Academy. In addition, the Chris Harris Foundation will hold a mixer to raise money for a new community center.

"My goal was to always make it to the NFL, try to be the first one to make it out of here, and me being able to do that opens up doors for everyone else to be able to make it to the NFL," Harris said.

The Underdog Camp is full, but there is standby list.

You can find more information on all the other events happening here.