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Najee Harris inks a contract with Nike before 2021 NFL Draft

Najee Harris doing an interview

Last week, Najee Harris achieved something special in building his professional brand.

The former University of Alabama running back signed a contract with Nike. He joins Jaylen Waddle as the second Crimson Tide prospect in this year’s NFL Draft class to ink a deal with the company. Josh Jacobs and Jerry Jeudy, Harris’ former teammates, congratulated him on making the move. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder is arguably the best player at his position in this draft.

Harris totaled 1,466 rushing yards, 425 receiving yards, and 30 total touchdowns in 2020. He was a Heisman finalist, first-team Unanimous All-American, first-team All-SEC selection, and the Doak Walker Award winner. A native of Antioch, Calif., Harris’ career at Alabama ended with him becoming the school’s all-time leading rusher.

He recorded 3,843 yards rushing and 46 rushing touchdowns in four seasons. Harris also has the most scores responsible for by a back (57) in program history.

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Alabama fans are looking forward to seeing him blossom in the pros.

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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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