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Steelers draft pick Najee Harris held his draft party at a homeless shelter in California

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Steelers newest RB Najee Harris held his draft party at a homeless shelter he spent most of the 2010 year living in with his family. This is the best story of Draft Night!

The coolest story on the first day of the NFL Draft has to be the fact that Alabama running back Najee Harris returned to a place he called home in 2010 to celebrate the draft.

Najee Harris with his family spent quite a bit of time in a Bay Area homeless shelter in 2010. Harris told Kylen Mills of KRON 4 News that he spent eight to ten times in the Bay Area Homeless Shelter in 2010.

He returned there last night because he wanted the people at the shelter to enjoy his moment, because they helped his family get back on his feet.

“There was a time I needed a helping hand,” Harris said, via Kylen Mills of KRON 4. “They gave us an opportunity to get back on our feet. So it is my job to give back.”

Najee Harris told reporters someone needs to shed light on the situation.

“Doing this really makes me and my family feel better, just giving appreciation and everything,” Harris said. “It’s a subject, especially in the Bay Area, that needs to get shed light on. The more that we are together, the more we can make everything happen, especially in good ways. You know for me moving up, I’m getting more attention, more cameras and stuff, that’s good, because it’s shedding more light on the situation.”

This is easily the best story of the draft, Harris can definitely shed light on the homeless problem now. The Antioch High School standout was drafted by the Steelers with the 24th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

What is your excuse? Don’t let a situation bring you down!

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