Najee Harris Throws NFL Draft Get together For Kids At The Homeless Shelter He Grew Up In | on grandstand report
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Alabama star Najee Harris helped host a guard party for the 2021 NFL draft at a homeless shelter where he spent part of his childhood.
“This little time helping my family find somewhere else to live means a lot to me, just giving back to the communities and giving back to such places,” said Harris of the visit to the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program shelter in Richmond, California, per Lyanne Melendez of ABC7.
He also told KRON4 News’ Kylen Mills that his mother was particularly emotional when she visited the facility:
Kylen Mills @KylenMills
Whichever team Alabama Najee Harris designs, he gets a special person. Today he hosted a children’s design party at the homeless shelter where he grew up for several years. He told me it was emotional when he first came back to visit. @ kron4news #NFLDraft #RollTide https://t.co/JadBIFh4pd
Harris has come a long way, obviously. He won the Doak Walker Award in his senior year with the Crimson Tide and was a two-time national champion.
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Harris with the 24th overall win, earning him an estimated $ 13 million rookie contract per Spotrac.