VIDEO: Damien Harris Talks Impact on Special Teams, Offense’s Performance
It took Alabama running back Damien Harris some time to get adjusted to playing special teams after arriving in Tuscaloosa, but the junior has embraced the role and it paid off in week one.
The running back blocked a Florida State punt, which led to a field goal and changed momentum in the game. Alabama forced another turnover on the next kickoff, and Harris only need one play to find the endzone. Both plays were huge in the outcome of the game, but Harris didn't single out one play as being more important than the other.
"I'd say they're pretty equal," Harris said. Anytime you get a chance to make a big play in the game that can help the team win, it's a great feeling. I wouldn't say one feels better than the other. They were both great plays that helped us win so I was happy about both of them."
Harris finished with a game-high 73 yards rushing against the Seminoles on just nine carries. He'll look to build on that performance this weekend against Fresno State.