|Devonte Wilson leapt over this stack of weight plates as well as many other tall piles of items in his workout videos.
Devonte Wilson has had millions of views on his workout videos and has had stories written about him in all sorts of publications. But, aside from a short-lived attempt to walk onto the football team at Kansas, Wilson hasn't had a chance to play college football.
Until this fall.
Wilson, a workout wizard with more than 150,000 followers on Instagram, will suit up and play running back this fall at Concordia-Chicago. What the Cougars will get, however, is anyone's guess.
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"He's a gifted athlete," says Concordia-Chicago coach Randy Awrey. "But I don't know what he can do with a football in his hands."
Wilson last played football in high school, in Junction City, Kan. The first time he'll have a football in his hands, other than one carry in the KU spring game a few years ago, comes up in a little over a week.
Meanwhile, Wilson ran track in the spring, finishing the season with a 10.95 mark in the 100-meter dash and a 22-10.5 in the long jump despite being hampered by a pulled hamstring.
For more on Devonte Wilson and his chances to contribute at Concordia-Chicago, subscribe to Kickoff, which comes out on Aug. 22. Here's a sample of one of his many workout videos.