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Get to know the man, Najee Harris, not just the football player

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ top draft pick is far more than just the team’s top draft pick.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers wasted little time making their first round pick when it was the 24th selection of the 2021 NFL Draft. In fact, it took just seconds for the team to submit their pick. They knew who they wanted, and they made the pick. In the matter of minutes, Najee Harris was the newest member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

As black and gold blooded fans poor over Najee Harris highlights and film breakdowns, it might be worth your time to take a look at Harris, the man, not just the Steelers’ draft pick.

Leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft, Harris participated in a YouTube docu-series called ‘Road to the Pros’. There are three episodes in the series, and they talk about Harris’ rough upbringing in the bay area in California, bouncing from homeless shelter to homeless shelter, to finding his love for football and eventually the prep leading up to the draft.

The series doesn’t cover the actual draft when he becomes the Steelers’ top pick, but it is well worth your time. What you will find is Harris isn’t just a phenomenal player, but also a tremendous human being who loves to help those in need. You can see all three episodes below.

Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the regular season schedule release, Organized Team Activities (OTAs) and training camp.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3