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Najee Harris Hits The Ground Running

Karl Roser / Pittsburgh Steelers

Najee Harris Hits The Ground Running

It’s official – Pittsburgh Steelers’ first round draft pick Najee Harris arrived in the Steel City over the weekend. And, as part of the traditional tour of the town, we got a glimpse into his character when he made a point to stop by Convoy of Hope’s distribution at Heinz Field.



Harris, who could have been content to walk the bridges, see the statues, and eat a Primanti Bros. sandwich, made good on his word from the night he was drafted: “In Pittsburgh, you know…what are ways I can help in the community? Having food banks, you know, just doing stuff in the area where I can just help out people off the field.”



He enticed the Steelers’ brass with his play at Alabama, but he endeared himself to the entire fanbase with his immediate commitment to the betterment of the city. After all, nothing makes us fall harder or faster for a player than when they take to Pittsburgh the way he has in a matter of days. He’s already giving back to a city that’s given him nothing but a new zip code to call home, and it provides promise that while he may be a whole lot of fun to watch on the field, what he does off of it will be even better.


Hailing from the legendary Steel City, I’ve been a fanatic of all things Pittsburgh since I took my first breath. I’m new to Steeler Nation but I’ve been writing for years and recently started a podcast about Pittsburgh sports and Pittsburgh beer called Helmet Hair. I’m always looking for opportunities to talk football, hockey, and baseball with anyone who shares that same passion. My ultimate bucket list item is to be a Pittsburgh Penguins and Steelers season ticket holder and I’m currently working towards creating the ultimate Black and Gold nook in my condo. I’m honored to be a part of the team here at Steeler Nation and look forward to sharing news and my opinions with you.

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