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Najee Harris (born March 9, 1998) is an American football running back. He currently attends the University of Alabama, where he plays for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. [1]

Najee Harris
Alabama Crimson Tide – No. 22
PositionRunning back
Career history
Bowl games
High schoolAntioch (CA)
Personal information
Born: (1998-03-09) March 9, 1998 (age 21)
Martinez, California
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career highlights and awards

High school careerEdit

Harris played his high school football career at Antioch High School[2] in Antioch, California. As a sophomore in 2014, Harris rushed for 2,263 yards with 23 touchdowns.[3][4] As a junior he had 2,744 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns.[5] As a senior, he had 2,776 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns.[6]

Year Games Attempts Yards TD
2013 5 33 165 1
2014 11 271 2,263 23
2015 12 243 2,744 36
2016 13 291 2,776 34


Harris was considered the #1 recruit in the class of 2017, by Scout. ESPN ranked him the No. 3 overall prospect of the class of 2017, 247Sports as the number 2, while Rivals had him as the number 1 overall.[7] Harris received offers from multiple top football programs including, Alabama Crimson Tide, Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State Buckeyes, USC Trojans and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2015. Harris was one of the most hyped running back recruits since Bryce Brown in 2009 and Leonard Fournette in 2014. Multiple recruiting experts called him the new Adrian Peterson. [8]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Najee Harris
Antioch, California Antioch High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 226 lb (103 kg) Apr 18, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN grade: 93
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 1 (RB); 1 (West); 1 (Cal)   Rivals: 1 (RB); 1 (Natl); 1 (Cal)  247Sports: 1 (Natl); 1 (RB); 1 (Cal)  ESPN: 1 (RB); 1 (West); 1 (Cal)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "Alabama Football Commitments". Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  • "2017 Alabama Football Commits". Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  • "ESPN". Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  • " Team Recruiting Rankings". Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  • "2017 Team Ranking". Retrieved April 13, 2016.

College careerEdit


As a freshman, Harris played in all 14 games but had limited carries as players like Damien Harris, Bo Scarbrough, and Josh Jacobs handled the main workload. Harris finished the season with 370 yards on 61 carries averaging 6.1 yards per carry. Harris also scored three rushing touchdowns. [9]


In his sophomore season Harris was third on the depth chart behind Damien Harris and Josh Jacobs. Harris played in 15 games recording 783 yards on 117 carries and scoring four rushing touchdowns. Harris had his best game against Arkansas State carrying the ball 13 times and gaining a career high 135 yards.


With players like Damien Harris and Josh Jacobs off to the NFL, Harris is expected to be the starting running back for Alabama. [10]



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