Najee Harris Biography, NFL Career, Family, Height and Net Worth
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Who is Najee Harris?
Najee Jerome Harris is a famous American professional football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). Harris played college football at Alabama and was picked in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Steelers.
Najee Harris Career
High School Career
Najee played at Antioch High School in Antioch, California for his high school football career. He rushed for 2,263 yards with 23 touchdowns in 2014 as a sophomore. Harris then had 2,744 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns as a junior. He later had 2,776 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns as a senior.
In the class of 2017, Harris was considered the No. 1 recruit by Rivals and Scout. 247Sports ranked him as the No. 2 overall recruit following Jaelan Phillips while ESPN rated him the No. 11 overall recruit. He received offers from many top football programs such as the Alabama Crimson Tide, Ohio State Buckeyes, Michigan Wolverines, USC Trojans, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Harris then committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2015. He was among the most hyped running back recruits since Bryce Brown in 2009 and Leonard Fournette in 2014. May recruiting experts compared Harris to Adrian Peterson.
Harris played in all 14 games as a freshman although he had limited carries as players including Bo Scarbrough, Damien Harris, and Josh Jacobs handled the main workload. He completed the season with 370 yards on 61 carries averaging 6.1 yards per carrying. Harris additionally scored 3 rushing touchdowns.
Harris was then the third on the depth chart in his sophomore season behind Josh Jacobs and Damien Harris. He played in 15 games, recording 783 yards on 117 carries and scoring 4 rushing touchdowns. Harris also had his best game, carrying the ball 13 times and earning a career-high 135 yards over Arkansas State.
He became the starting running back for the Alabama Crimson Tide after Damien and Jacobs were off to the NFL. During this season, he had 1,224 yards and 13 touchdowns while catching 27 passes for 304 yards and 7 touchdowns. Although there were speculations that he would declare for the 2020 NFL Draft, he revealed that he would continue with his senior year.
Harris was the starting running back for the team in 2020. He had 17 attempts for 98 yards and 3 touchdowns over the Missouri Tigers. Harris then ran for 31 attempts with 152 yards, 1 touchdown, and 4.9 yards on average over the Georgia Bulldogs. Harris’s best game of the season was against Ole Miss, attempting 23 rushes for 206 yards with 5 touchdowns. He completed his career as the all-time leader in rushing yards (3,843), total scrimmage yards (4,624), and touchdowns (57) for the Crimson Tide.
How old is Najee Harris?
Najee Jerome Harris is aged 24 as of 2022, having been born on March 9, 1998, in Martinez, California, U.S. He shares his birthday with celebrities such as Khaby Lame, Suga, Cyrus Dobre, Matthew Gray Gubler, Charly Jordan, Bow Wow, Maite Perroni, Brittany Snow, Juliette Binoche, Rupert Evans, and Matt Barnes, among others.
Najee Harris Family
Who are Najee Harris’s parents?
Najee Jerome Harris was born in Martinez, California to a single mother. He was brought up in several troubled neighborhoods including time in a homeless shelter, while in middle school prior to the family moving to Antioch.
Does Najee Harris have siblings?
Harris was born to a single mother into a family of five children. He has four siblings, two brothers, and two sisters, who he has not shared specific information about with the media.
Najee Harris Education
Harris attended Antioch High School in Antioch, California, where he played high school football. He then committed to playing college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide despite numerous offers. Harris joined the Crimson Tide in 2017 playing until 2020, before joining the NFL. He graduated with a degree in Consumer Service in 2020 from the University of Alabama.
Najee Harris Interests
Harris signed with Beast Mode Marketing, a marketing agency of former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch in January 2019. He also declined an invitation to the event in Cleveland on the day of the 2021 NFL Draft and hosted a party for the kids served at Richmond Interfaith Program, the homeless shelter he spent his childhood at. Harris later gathered with family and friends to watch the draft at a restaurant owned by Lynch, in Emeryville, California. He founded the nonprofit organization Da’ Bigger Picture Foundation in 2021, which provides assistance to families impacted by homelessness and hunger.
Najee Harris Girlfriend
Harris is currently single, unmarried, and not in any relationship. He has not been linked to any relationship and has not shared any with the media about his romantic life.
Najee Harris Children
Harris is currently not married or dating and does not have any children of his own as of date.
Najee Harris Height
Harris has an athletic, muscular, and physically fit body adding up to an impressive height of 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) and a weight of 110 kg (242 lbs).
Najee was picked in the 2021 NFL Draft the 24th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was the first running back picked. He then signed his rookie deal with the Steelers, worth $13.1 million including a $6.9 million signing bonus over 4 years on May 25, 2021.
Harris recorded 142 all-purpose yards consisting of 14 catches in 19 targets against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3. This tied the NFL record for most catches in a game for a rookie running back, and also the second-highest amount of targets for a running back since 1992. In Week 5, he recorded 122 yards on 23 carries and a rushing touchdown in the 27-19 victory against the Denver Broncos. This marked his first game rushing more than 100 yards, Harris became the first Steelers’ rookie to score a rushing touchdown and record 100 yards rushing in his first 5 games, since Franco Harris in 1972. He then ran for a career-high 188 yards and the game-sealing touchdown in a 26-14 victory against the Cleveland Browns in Week 17.
Najee then completed his rookie season with 1,200 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns, and 74 catches for 467 yards and 3 touchdowns. Harris completed 4th in rushing yards, 4th in all-purpose yards, and led all running backs in receptions. His 381 touches led the League and had 0 fumbles. Harris was then picked as an alternate for the 2022 Pro Bowl, taking the place of Bengals’ running back Joe Mixon.
Najee Harris Net Worth
American professional football running back player, Harris plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2021 to the present in the NFL. He earns a salary of $1.2 million annually and has amassed an estimated net worth of approximately $2 million as of 2022.