Najee Harris Already Giving Back to His New Home
Former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Najee Harris put in a tremendous amount of work to hear his name called first among the running backs in the 2021 NFL Draft. But being selected 24th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers did not mean the work had ended, nor that he would be taking any breaks.
Mere days since being drafted in the first round by the historic franchise, Harris has already gotten familiar with the city of Pittsburgh and found ways to give back to the city that is hoping he will be its next in a long line of legendary running backs.
Harris joined his new quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his wife Ashley, offensive tackle Zach Banner and recently retired tight end Vance McDonald in helping Convoy of Hope establish its first-ever Draft Day Community Event at Heinz Field. Alongside the Pittsburgh Steelers organization, Bass Pro Shops and Sackcloth & Ashes helped bring hot meals, groceries, books, shoes and many other essentials to those in need in the Pittsburgh community.
Harris notably held a draft day party at a homeless shelter he lived in when he was young.
"I wanted to make sure that I could give back to the community and show them if y'all still need anything, like I'm never too big or too whatever to help you guys out," Harris said. "I'm always going to be the helping hand."
Now, Harris is looking to give back in grand way to his new home in more ways than just toting the rock.
"In Pittsburgh, I have never lived there, I've never been over there before. All I know is about the football," Harris said. "I'm always hoping to learn new things. I want to see what ways I can help in the community and ways and stuff like that, having food banks, just doing stuff in the area where I can just help out people off-the-field wise stuff, too. Just really stuff like that, giving back to the community."
More information on Convoy of Hope can be found by clicking here, while more information on the Steelers involvement with the organization can be found here.