Magic Johnson, Terrell Owens impressed by Najee Harris hurdle over Notre Dame defender
In the first quarter of the 2021 Rose Bowl, Alabama football running back Najee Harris leaped over Notre Dame defender Nick McCloud.
It was part of a 53-yard run by Harris that ended with Harris running out of bounds at the Notre Dame 12-yard line.
Johnson, who played college basketball at Michigan State, was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. Owens, who played college football at Chattanooga, joined the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.
Magic Johnson, Terrell Owens impressed by Najee Harris hurdle
Magic Johnson said of Harris' leap over Nick McCloud, "Alabama RB Najee Harris’ leap over the Notre Dame defender was the best play I’ve ever seen because that’s the first time I’ve seen a player jump over a defender standing straight up!!!"
Owens said, "Oh. My. Najee Harris!!!! You jumping over whole humans!! @AlabamaFTBL #WHERELEGENDSAREMADE #RoseBowl"
Alabama defeated Notre Dame 31-14.
Harris racked up 15 carries for 125 yards with four receptions for 30 yards.
After Friday, Notre Dame leads the all-time series 5-3 against Alabama.
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