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Last Chance U (Netflix Series)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by NFBuck, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    I'd hazard there's a reason they're still JUCO coaches with all this free publicity.
  2. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Damion Willis has gone from Last Chance U. to starting wideout with the Cincinnati Bengals
    John Fay, Cincinnati EnquirerPublished 4:03 p.m. ET Aug. 25, 2019 | Updated 9:45 p.m. ET Aug. 25, 2019

    Damion Willis was on the Netflix documentary series Last Chance U. four years ago. As the title indicates, the show is not often a launching board for an NFL career

    The show focused on players at East Mississippi Community College. Willis went from EMCC to Troy. He did some nice things at Troy – 56 catches for 876 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior.

    Troy Trojans wide receiver Damion Willis (15) is named most valuable offensive player of the Dollar General Bowl held at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (Photo: Chip Dillard/Special to the Advertiser)

    It wasn't enough to get Willis drafted.

    But that didn't stop Willis from earning a starting spot at wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. The club is confident enough in Willis that he will be held out of the final preseason game, but start Sept. 8 in the season opener against the Seahawks in Seattle.

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Damion Willis (9) and New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) reach for a pass as it lands incomplete in the second quarter of the NFL Preseason Week 3 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the New York Giants at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. The game was tied 10-10 at halftime. (Photo: Sam Greene)

    Willis got the news from reporters Sunday.

    "It's very good news," Willis said. "It's something I've been driven by my whole life, to play in the league. The only goal I was focusing on right now was making the 53-man roster. And then the next goal is to be getting actual playing time. So when I just found that out, I'm really happy. Really blessed."

    Willis has nine catches for 118 yards and a touchdown in the preseason.

    If you watched Last Chance U. in 2015, you might not have noticed Willis.

    "When I first got there, I didn't even know they were coming," Willis said. "They came in the midst of fall camp. It was pretty good. I wasn't like a star or nothing in it. You'd just see me walking in the background, see me walking to class or see me at practice or just catching the ball in the game. It was nothing like I was talking."
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