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Watch: Najee Harris tosses ceremonial first pitch for Oakland Athletics

Najee Harris (#22) runs the ball for Steelers during 2021 season
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He carries exceptional talent, but it is his fun-loving, open personality that causes people to flock to Najee Harris.

Harris is a two-time 1,000-yard rusher for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

RELATED: Najee Harris made history for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season

He got selected at No. 24 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft following a successful career at the University of Alabama.

Harris, a California native, was in Oakland on Friday tossing the ceremonial first pitch at the Athletics’ game. The A’s are not having a good season, 10-43 record, but it did not stop Harris from having fun throwing the first pitch.

He was dripping in Athletics gear, wore a No. 22 jersey, and danced to the pitcher’s mound.

RELATED: Najee Harris says second-team was better than first at times in his freshman year at Alabama

Harris, a former five-star in Alabama’s 2017 recruiting class, helped the Crimson Tide to two College Football Playoff National Championships in 2017 and 2020. He finished his career as the program’s all-time leading rusher (3,843 yards) and leader for rushing touchdowns (46). Tide fans want to see him continue making an impact in the NFL as he enters his third season.

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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.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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