Najee Harris (born March 9, 1998) is an American football running back for the National Football League’s Pittsburgh Steelers. He was drafted in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Steelers after playing collegiate football at Alabama.
Harris was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He grew up in numerous problematic neighborhoods as one of five children of a single mother, including a stint in a homeless shelter when he was in middle school before the family moved to Antioch.
Harris attended Antioch High School in Antioch, California, for his high school football career.
As a freshman, Harris played in all 14 games but had limited carries as players like Damien Harris, Bo Scarbrough, and Josh Jacobs handled the main workload. Harris finished the season with 370 yards on 61 carries averaging 6.1 yards per carry. He also scored three rushing touchdowns.
Najee Harris signed a 4 year, $13,047,447 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a $6,849,052 signing bonus, $13,047,447 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,261,862.
Najee Harris Parents: Meet Tianna Hicks
Najee Harris parents are Curt Harris, and Tianna Hicks.
Meet Tianna Hicks
Tianna Hicks is the mother of American footballer
Harris was brought up in a low-income family. His parents, Tianna Hicks (mom) and Curt Harris (father), struggled to protect their children from crime and gangs in the East Oakland area.
Najee and his four siblings were raised by their mom, Tianna Hicks. She worked long hours as a medical assistant and did all she could to provide for her children.
That included taking Najee to football practice and encouraging him to follow his dreams.