Najee Harris Returns To Homeless Shelter For NFL Draft Party


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Before the 2021 NFL draft, former Alabama star Najee Harris visited a homeless shelter, Greater Richmond Interfaith Program, as they hosted a draft watch party in his honor of him getting drafted.

It was a homecoming for the Steelers' No. 24 pick, as Harris, his four siblings and his parents lived in that shelter for several years growing up. 

"Just to see him as a grown man with this kind of opportunity for him today and to know that he lived in this shelter among many other places their family had to move around and lives as a homeless man just speaks to [the thought that] anything is possible," Kathleen Sullivan, executive director of the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program, told ABC 7 News

Harris wasn't just there to say hello, though. He also brought food for the current residents. He told reporters,

"There was a time I needed a helping hand. They gave us an opportunity to get back on our feet. So it is my job to give back."

Harris is headed to the Pittsburgh Steelers where he will be a feature

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