By: KDKA-TV News Staff
SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Steelers hoped to hit a home run with their first round pick in this year’s draft, but they probably didn’t expect to see Najee Harris making multiple appearances on the baseball diamond.
Harris, a Bay Area native, threw out the first pitch at Monday’s Giants game in San Francisco.
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Last week, Harris joined California Governor Gavin Newsom to tour a homeless shelter, continuing his mission to give back to others and help advocate for the homeless.
Harris spent a portion of his childhood in and out of shelters with his mother and four siblings.
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Harris said it’s important to home to advocate for others who are going through what he did as a child.
This wasn’t his first experience with throwing out the first pitch, either.
Harris is expected to be a key player for the Steelers this season, who are set to begin training camp later this month.