Damien Harris   #37 RB

Height: 5-11   Weight: 213   Age: 22

Born: 2/11/1997 Richmond , KY

College: Alabama

Experience: Rookie

High School: Madison Southern HS [Berea, KY]

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Draft 2019

Pick No.87

Selected By: New England Patriots

Round: 3

Pick (Overall): 24 (87)

Pick Analysis: Harris was the Kentucky Gatorade High School Player of the Year in 2014, as well as a USA Today All-American and No. 1 running back recruit in the nation. As a true freshman, Harris made an impact as a rusher (46-157, one TD), receiver (4-13), and kick returner (9-174). With Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry leaving for the NFL, Harris held off challenges from talented young players to become the team's bellcow back in 2016. He led Alabama with 1,037 yards (146 carries, 7.1-yard average) as a sophomore despite playing through a leg injury midway through the year. SEC coaches failed to name him all-conference after the 2017 season, even though his 1,000 rushing yards and 11 scores came on just 135 carries (no fumbles) and he ranked seventh in the FBS with 7.4 yards per attempt. Harris was a second-team All-SEC pick his senior year, starting 14 of 15 games played, leading the Tide with 876 yards and nine scores on 150 carries (5.8 average), and catching 22 passes for 204 yards (9.3 average). He played middle school football with Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham, and the two are still good friends despite the Iron Bowl rivalry.

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  1. Patriots select Damien Harris No. 87 in the 2019 draft

    Published: April 26, 2019 at 10:51 p.m.

    The New England Patriots select Alabama running back Damien Harris No. 87 in Round 3 of the 2019 NFL Draft.

  2. 2019 NFL Draft: Breaking down Damien Harris' college highlights

    Published: April 11, 2019 at 06:22 p.m.

    Watch a breakdown of Alabama running back Damien Harris' college highlights.

  3. Damien Harris' full 2019 NFL Scouting Combine workout

    Published: March 11, 2019 at 07:15 p.m.

    Watch Alabama running back Damien Harris work out at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.

  4. Damien Harris hurdles photographer after slick combine catch

    Published: March 1, 2019 at 02:52 p.m.

    Alabama running back Damien Harris hurdles a photographer after a slick catch during the combine.

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