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How Najee Harris learned about the Iron Bowl after growing up outside its clutch – AL.com

Najee Harris came to Alabama from the San Francisco Bay Area … a land not quite so consumed by the Iron Bowl rivalry.

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Growing up in Alabama, Crimson Tide offensive lineman Deonte Brown said playing in the Iron Bowl was something of a dream.
Its just part of the culture.
That just wasnt the case for his teammate Najee Harris, a product of the Bay Area in Northern California. The Alabama-Auburn rivalry set for a 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday renewal wasnt necessarily what drew Harris cross country to chase the college football dream.
Now a senior, the Tide running back recalled how the rivalry grew on him.
Since my freshman…

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