Najee Harris became the first running back selected in last Thursday’s NFL Draft after the Steelers traded up in the first round to bring him to Pittsburgh. Not long before the evening began, the Alabama running back was throwing a preemptive party at the homeless shelter where he and his family once lived.
Hours prior to making millions of dollars, Harris brought food to the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program and insisted on picking up the tab. He stayed at GRIP in middle school before moving to Antioch, CA for high school and ultimately going on to be a tremendous talent in Tuscaloosa, Ala. It was a pretty special afternoon for him and those in the shelter.