Alabama running back Najee Harris evokes awe as he hurdles over UF football defender

Erik Hall
The Tuscaloosa News

It could have been a routine carry for Alabama Crimson Tide running back Najee Harris, but he decided to do something abnormal in the fourth quarter of the Southeastern Conference Championship on Saturday in Atlanta. 

Harris leaped over Florida Gators defensive back Kaiir Elam on the way to a 19-yard run for a first down. Harris eventually went out of bounds at the Florida 26-yard line. 

At the time of the play, Alabama led 35-31 with about 13:10 left in the fourth quarter. 

The play caught the attention of many people online. 

Here are some of the top reactions to Harris' leap over Elam. 

Alabama's Najee Harris hurdles Florida defender

Alabama defeated Florida 52-46. 

Harris rushed 31 times for 178 yards and two touchdowns, and he caught five passes for 67 yards and three touchdowns. 

Alabama, ranked No. 1 in the Amway Coaches Poll, improved to 11-0 overall. The No. 11-ranked Florida Gators went to 8-3 overall.

After Saturday, the Alabama Crimson Tide lead the all-time series 28-14 against the UF Gators. 

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Alabama running back Najee Harris (22) reacts to his touchdown against Florida during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Nick Saban is the Alabama Crimson Tide football head coach. Dan Mullen is the Florida Gators football head coach.

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik