Najee Jerome Harris is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama and was selected by the Steelers in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
In 2020, Harris was the starting running back for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Against the Missouri Tigers, Harris had 17 attempts for 98 yards and 3 touchdowns. Against the Georgia Bulldogs he ran for 31 attempts with 152 yards, 1 touchdown and 4.9 yards on average.
His best game of the season was against Ole Miss, where he attempted 23 rushes for 206 yards with 5 touchdowns. Harris finished his career as the all-time leader in rushing yards (3,843), total scrimmage yards (4,624) and touchdowns (57) for the Crimson Tide.
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Najee Harris is the 2021 NFL Draft’s Best Running Back. The top guy in the backfield this year is Alabama’s Najee Harris, a 6’2″, 230-pounder who is a punishing runner, dangerous receiver and capable blocker. And the team that drafts him could be getting the best prospect at the position since Barkley.
Harris surprised some pundits by electing to return to Tuscaloosa after amassing 1,224 rushing yards, averaging 5.9 yards per carry and scoring 20 total touchdowns as a junior in 2019. As it turned out, he was only getting started, as he rolled for 1,466 yards and a staggering 26 rushing touchdowns in helping lead the undefeated Crimson Tide to the national championship.