|Najee Harris Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||March 9, 1998|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Najee Harris is an American professional football player who has represented the Pittsburgh Steelers (2021–Present), as a running back, in the NFL (National Football League). He was selected 24th overall in the 1st round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was the first running back to have been selected that season. In 2021, he was selected for the Pro Bowl (the annual ‘All-Star Game’ of the NFL) and was also included in the PFWA (Pro Football Writers Association) ‘All-Rookie Team’.
Najee Jerome Harris
Martinez, Contra Costa County, California, United States
Najee had attended Antioch High School, a public school in Antioch, California. After his high school graduation, he joined The University of Alabama, a public research university in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. There, between 2017 and 2020, he represented the Alabama Crimson Tide football program. He graduated from the university in 2020 with a degree in consumer services.
Professional American Football Player
- Father – Curt Harris
- Mother – Tianna Hicks
- Siblings – Jahmilla Harris (Older Sister), Malachi Harris (Older Brother). He has 1 other brother and 1 other sister.
He has been represented by Beast Mode Marketing, Talent Management Agency, Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States.
22 – Pittsburgh Steelers
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
110 kg or 242.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Toned physique
- Dreadlocked hair
- Sports a rugged beard
- Affable smile
- Has his right forearm covered in tattoos
Najee Harris Facts
- Born in Martinez, California, and raised by a single mother, Najee grew up in several troubled neighborhoods, including a homeless shelter when he was in middle school, before he and his family moved to Antioch, the third-largest city in Contra Costa County, California,
- With The University of Alabama, he won the College Football Playoff National Championship in both 2017 and 2020. In 2020, his senior year, he was named ‘Unanimous All-American‘ and was also included in the ‘First-team All-SEC’ (Southeastern Conference).
- That year, he also won the ‘Doak Walker Award’, an honor that has been presented annually since 1990 to the top running back in college football in the United States.
- Najee finished his college career as the all-time leader in rushing yards (3,843), total scrimmage yards (4,624), and touchdowns (57) for the Alabama Crimson Tide football program.
- In Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season, in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, he recorded 142 all-purpose yards, including 14 catches in 19 targets. This performance tied the NFL record for most catches in a game for a rookie running back. It was also the second-highest amount of targets for a running back since 1992 (when such data was tracked for the first time).
- In Week 5 of that season, in a game against the Denver Broncos, Najee recorded 122 yards on 23 carries and a rushing touchdown. This made him the first Pittsburgh Steelers rookie to have scored a rushing touchdown and recorded 100 yards rushing on in his first 5 games, since Franco Harris in 1972.
- He finished his rookie NFL season with 1,200 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns, and 74 catches for 467 yards and 3 touchdowns. He finished 4th in rushing yards, 4th in all-purpose yards, and 1st among all running backs in receptions.
- In 2021, he also established a non-profit organization called Da’ Bigger Picture Foundation which assists families impacted by homelessness and hunger.
Featured Image by Najee Harris / Instagram