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Hot Issue Profile: Dwayne Harris of the Dallas Cowboys

Posted 10:58am on Thursday, Sep. 12, 2013

The 2013 DFW.com Hot Issue made its debut at the end of August, but as anyone who lives in North Texas knows, it can be sizzling in September, too. So we are highlighting some of our Hot Issue models in individual profiles. You may recognize Dwayne Harris from Sunday night's Dallas Cowboys-New York Giants game. He was the guy making all those tackles on kickoffs and punt returns. It earned Harris Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the NFC. Here's a look at Harris beyond the playing field.

Dwayne Harris

Day job: Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, kick returner and punt returner

Dream job: To own a boutique that sells shoes and clothes. I am a big collector of clothes and shoes. I’d like to have locations in Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, New York City and Atlanta, eventually going global to places where fashion is like a statement.

Favorite place in DFW to hang out: Jinbeh right by the Omni in Las Colinas. I am there pretty much every day. It is a cool hibachi setup with great food and great people. I don’t have a lot of family here [he was born in Atlanta] and they treat me like family.

Favorite movie: I have several. Love & Basketball, the original Friday and the Batman series.

Favorite TV show: Cartoons. They keep me connected to my inner child.

Favorite patio in DFW: Sfuzzi in Uptown

Favorite guilty-pleasure food: Being a pro athlete, I have to be really careful with what I eat. I have not had candy in a long time, but I do love Gummi bears and Skittles.

Favorite summer cocktail: Mango slushy

Where might we find you on a summer afternoon on DFW? I am all over Dallas and Fort Worth looking for the newest and best spots. I’m kind of like a “Where’s Waldo” in the DFW area.

Best summer memory? I recently held my first summer camp June 1 in Greenville, N.C., [where he attended college] and had more than 500 kids come out. We had a great time and just seeing the kids’ faces was fantastic. That’s my best memory in my life, period.

Does a girl who does not look like a supermodel have a chance of going out with you? Possibly. She does not have to look like a supermodel, but she needs to have some beautiful features about herself. A good personality is obviously a huge factor for me.

Hobbies: I can cook a little bit. I have my own chef’s coat. My favorite thing to cook is steak. Once you can cook a good steak, life is easy.

Who is the person you admire most and why? My parents. They have both been through a lot in their lives and I look at myself as an extension of them. My dad and mom are still together and I commend them on that. There are a lot of families whose parents split and we’ve had our differences but they never gave up on me and continued to encourage me and push me throughout my while life and are the reason I am now playing in the NFL.

Are your teammates going to give you a hard time about appearing in the Hot Issue? If anybody will bust my chops, it will be Dez Bryant. I can already hear it. In fact, I can play it in my head and it will be pretty funny. I am going to laugh along with him, and then I am going to laugh at him.

Follow Harris on Twitter and Instagram, @D_Harris17, and at dwayneharris17.com.

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