Najee Harris often strikes a balance between knowing his history, especially at running back, and showing confidence in his own game.

That was the case during his recent appearance on the “All Things Covered” podcast this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Pro Bowler was asked by host Bryant McFadden for his choices for the best 3 running backs to play for Alabama.

“I would say Shaun Alexander,” Harris said, via “Oh, wait, I broke all the records, huh, so I got to be in there, right? I broke all the records – receiving touchdowns, rushing, total touchdowns, total yards. I’m just going to put that out there, though. Derrick Henry, too, I guess.”

Harris is the Crimson Tide’s all-time leader for total touchdowns in a career with 57 (46 rushing, 11 receiving). He’s also Alabama’s career leader for rushing scores with 46, which topped the previous record of 42 by Mark Ingram and Henry as he totaled 3,843 career rushing yards to rank atop the Alabama all-time list.

Of course Ingram was the Tide’s first Heisman Trophy winner in 2009, but Harris correctly named the top 3 rushers in Alabama history.

Alexander ran for 3,565 yards from 1996 through 1999, and that stood as the Tide’s career record until Henry ran for 3,591 yards from 2013 through 2015. Harris played at Alabama from 2017 through 2020 and collected 4,624 all-purpose yards for his career, which is second all-time at Alabama. Harris also averaged 6.0 yards per carry for his career to rank third in Crimson Tide history (minimum 400 carries).