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Damien Harris rushed for 1,000 yards during his sophomore and junior seasons.

Alabama football: Crimson Tide primed to have multiple 1,000-yard rushers in 2018

Matt Speakman

Alabama football drives the conversation here at the Rammer Jammer, SEC Country’s daily Alabama athletics recap, but we’ll cover news for every facet of the Crimson Tide. Every morning, we’ll be here for the latest on Alabama football, basketball and every other sport on campus.

Alabama’s 2-headed monster

Alabama, like most years, will have a deep backfield with multiple stars. At the top is senior Damien Harris. He’s rushed for at least 1,000 yards each of the last two seasons. He also increased his touchdown total from 2 to 11 in 2017. Meanwhile, behind Harris, Najee Harris emerged as a future star last year. Najee Harris is a former No. 2 overall recruit in the 2017 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. With both Harrises in the backfield, Alabama may finish the 2018 season with multiple 1,000-yard rushers.

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The Young Bull 

The 2018 NBA Draft will take place on June 21 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Alabama guard Collin Sexton is projected to be a lottery pick. Sexton led Alabama in scoring this year and willed his team to its first NCAA Tournament bid under coach Avery Johnson. After being a top recruit and having a big season, Sexton is high on draft boards. ESPN’s latest mock draft has Sexton going in the top 10.

Alabama men’s golf prepares for NCAA Championships

Alabama men’s golf came up just one hole short of an SEC Championship, earning the No. 7 seed in the NCAA Championships. The team’s three-day qualifier is in California. Fellow SEC team LSU is in its group along with Stanford, Oregon and USC. It will be the 14th straight NCAA Championships appearance for Alabama. After a strong performance against the SEC, Alabama looks like a championship team. Alabama shot 8-under in the first round of the regional. It is currently in third place.

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