Najee Harris On Pace to Break Impressive Alabama Record
By Zach Brunner
Under head coach Nick Saban, the Alabama Crimson Tide have developed into the premier program in college football. They are a powerhouse year in and year out, continuing to recruit and develop the top prospects in the country. It is an impressive feat to simply put on their uniform for the school. So, when a player like Najee Harris is on pace to break a school record, it shows how incredible of a player he truly is.
Harris has 14 rushing touchdowns already this season, which is the most through six games in the last 30 seasons. However, he's accomplished this in only five games. His 14 rushing touchdowns is also halfway to the Alabama single season record of 28, which was set by Derrick Henry in 2015.
Henry set his touchdown record in 15 games, which included two bowl games. Harris has five regular season games left on the schedule, so there is no chance for him to play 15 games, thanks to shortened season. However, Harris could still get two postseason games, putting him well on track to set the new school record for rushing touchdowns.
In fact, Harris' current pace puts him at 33.6 touchdowns, if he plays 12 total games. Hitting 33 would tie him with Wisconsin Badger Montee Ball for second-most ever, but it would still be shy of the record of 37, set by the great Barry Sanders.
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