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Najee Harris drives nine hours to support Alabama teammates for Pro Day after cancelled flight

Najee Harris celebrates Alabama defeating Ohio State to win 2020 CFP title
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Najee Harris is the ultimate teammate.

He came to the University of Alabama in 2017 to prove that west coast natives can have success in the Southeastern Conference, but now he’s in Tuscaloosa for a bigger purpose. Harris is not participating in the Crimson Tide’s Pro Day; however, the brotherhood to be with his guys has him on campus. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Harris’ flight from Dallas to Birmingham was canceled on Monday night due to lightning.

In showing the spirit of Alabama football, the former five-star drove nine hours to make pro day this morning at 10 a.m.

The bond he created with the team last year led to the Tide winning a Southeastern Conference title and a College Football Playoff National Championship. Harris finished the 2020 campaign with 1,466 yards rushing, 425 yards receiving, and 30 total touchdowns. He projects as a first-rounder in the upcoming NFL Draft, but Harris is making this moment about his teammates.

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Alabama’s pro day will be aired on SEC Network and NFL Network from 11-2 p.m. CT.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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