Najee Harris passes Franco Harris for franchise rookie rushing record

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Steelers running back Najee Harris had a 30-yard run in the third quarter. That allowed him to pass Franco Harris for the most rushing yards by a rookie in franchise history.

Franco Harris had 1,055 rushing yards in 14 games as a rookie in 1972. Najee Harris had rushed for 1,085 yards after the 30-yard run in what is now his 16th game.

Najee Harris’ run set up a 30-yard field goal by Chris Boswell, giving the Steelers a 13-0 lead with 8:20 remaining in the third quarter.

Harris has 105 yards on 16 carries, his third 100-yard rushing game. He had a career-high 122 against the Broncos in Week 5.

2 responses to “Najee Harris passes Franco Harris for franchise rookie rushing record

  1. 14 vs 16 games, unfrtunately, the way they keep records it will show Najee as first, despite averaging nearly 10 yds per game less

  2. Interesting stat Monday might. Harris played in 85% of all of Pittsburgh’s offensive plays this season while no other running back in the league played in more than 75%.

    Stud. Imagine what he could do if he had an o-line.

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