Former Madison Southern High School standout Damien Harris is a preseason All-American.
The University of Alabama senior running back was named to the second team when The Associated Press announced its annual preseason All-America teams on Tuesday.
Harris, a 2015 Madison Southern graduate, has rushed for 2,194 yards, scored 16 touchdowns and won two national championships with the Crimson Tide.
Stanford senior Bryce Love, the Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2017, and Wisconsin sophomore Jonathan Taylor claimed the two first-team spots at running back. Harris was joined in the second-team backfield by Boston College sophomore A.J. Dillon.
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The AP All-America teams are chosen by the same voters who pick the weekly AP Top 25 poll
Harris was one of five Alabama players named to the preseason All-America teams. Junior tackle Jonah Williams and senior center Ross Pierschbacher made the first team. Harris was joined on the second team by junior defensive end Raekwon Davis and sophomore linebacker Mack Wilson.
Only Wisconsin had as many total players selected as Alabama. Clemson and Wisconsin led the way with three players each on the first team.
In all, 13 players from the Southeastern Confererence were honored, but none from Kentucky.