clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

WATCH: The heartwarming moments Juan Thornhill and Tim Harris got the call in the NFL Draft

These are some of the best moments in sports.

NCAA Football: Connecticut at Virginia Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

The 2019 NFL Draft is over, and two Virginia Cavaliers heard their names called. First up came Juan Thornhill, picked up at No. 63 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs. The defensive back was surrounded by family and friends when he got the news he’d be going with KC’s first second-round pick.

That excitement was present when his phone rang to alert him that he’d be going to Kansas City, as it appeared the Chiefs’ front office and head coach Andy Reid had trouble hearing Thornhill over the cheering.

Cornerback Tim Harris was the second Wahoo to go in the draft with San Francisco taking the tough Cavalier in the sixth round. His emotion was evident as he chatted with GM John Lynch and 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan.

Fair warning, it’s maybe going to get really dusty wherever you are.

Four other Wahoos — Jordan Ellis, Olamide Zaccheaus, Chris Peace, and Marcus Applefield — signed undrafted free agent deals Saturday evening. Congrats to all the Hoos chasing their dreams!