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Sunday, February 22, 2009
A 'Macho' mama's boy

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

INDIANAPOLIS -- Sometimes a college prospect can be a walking contradiction.

But Virginia Tech cornerback Victor Harris has no problem reconciling the nickname his dad gave him as a toddler and the script tattoo on his neck.

Just call him a Macho mama's boy.

We'll let him explain.

On the nickname

My father, he said I was 2 years old and I was very, very challenging. Riding my tricycle over people's feet and stuff like that around the house. So he just didn't want to name me a regular name, he wanted to name me a masculine name, a nickname, so he came up with 'Macho' and it stuck with me ever since.

On the tattoo

On Christmas Day my senior year in high school my mother passed away, and I was a Mama's boy, so I've got a tattoo of her right here [points at left forearm] and the mama's boy. I represent my mother.