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Najee Harris Just Had the Best Running Back Hurdle of All Time

Ryan Phillips
Najee Harris hurdles a Notre Dame defender during the Rose Bowl
Najee Harris hurdles a Notre Dame defender during the Rose Bowl
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Najee Harris and Alabama are off to a near-perfect start in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl ... in Texas. The Crimson Tide are up 14-0 on Notre Dame in the first quarter and Harris opened the game with 79 yards on his first three carries. That included a 53-yard run that began when he hurdled Irish cornerback Nick McCloud.

That run from Harris was incredible and I'm confident in saying it was the best hurdle by a running back in football history. Usually when a back jumps over someone, it's a defender who is leaning really far down, McCloud was barely bent over, so Harris pretty much jumped right over a 6-foot corner.

Check this out:

Here's another look:

I mean, LOOK:

At this point it's worth noting Harris isn't some wiry wide receiver making that jump, he's 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds. Dude is insanely athletic.

That was incredible and electric. Harris is unreal.

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