Harris takes offbeat path to overnight success

Originally Published: September 8, 2004
By Bruce Feldman | ESPN The Magazine

It wasn't exactly a Joe Namath prediction, but Kay-Jay Harris knew he was poised to do something huge. As he was getting his ankles taped, the loquacious West Virginia tailback turned to one of the Mountaineer wideouts and said "I'm about to break a record today."

Pretty heady stuff considering the 235-pound senior had never had a 100-yard game for WVU or considering that he wasn't even going to start the game against East Carolina. Still, Harris, a former junior college standout and one-time ...

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