Antioch High alum Najee Harris finally gets to be Alabama's primary runner

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Antioch High alum Najee Harris finally gets to be Alabama's primary runner
Antioch High alum Najee Harris finally gets to be Alabama's primary runner

ATLANTA — Najee Harris has been a presence in Alabama's backfield since he arrived as one of the nation's top recruits out of Antioch High. He just hasn't been the leading man. Harris had to wait his turn behind Damien Harris and eventual first-round NFL draft pick Josh Jacobs the past two seasons before becoming the Crimson Tide's primary tailback. He had the most carries, 12, for Alabama on Saturday in a season-opening 42-3 over Duke. The Tide spread the ball around, with Jerome Ford rushing for 64 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown while Harris finished with 52 yards. Brian Robinson Jr. had nine carries and scored a TD. And that's typical Nick Saban football. Other than Derrick Henry's Heisman

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