Basketball player

Kansas City Chiefs sign former Baylor basketball player


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Just over five months after winning the NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship with the Baylor Bears, 6-foot-5 goaltender Mark Vital Jr. signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. as a tight end.

Vital was not drafted in the 2021 NBA Draft, but signed with the Portland Trail Blazers for the Summer League.

On September 2, 2021, Vital made the transition to football and signed with the Seattle Seahawks training team.

He was released just 5 days later and a week later signed with the chiefs training team.

In college, Vital averaged 6.4 points per game with 47% shots. In the national championship game against Gonzaga, he scored 6 points, tallied 11 rebounds and two assists.

Drafting a basketball player is nothing new for the Chiefs.

After going undrafted in 2013, Demetrius Harris was signed to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee practice squad.

Harris went on to play 71 games for Kansas City, catching 6 touchdowns and 605 yards.


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