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Josh Harris Promoted to Pittsburgh Steelers' 53-Man Roster

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Josh Harris, former Wake Forest running back, has been promoted to the Pittsburgh Steelers' 53-man roster according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Steelers promote Josh Harris from practice squad</p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/status/534795668121210883">November 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Josh finished his Wake Forest career with 488 carries for 2,230 rushing yards (4.57 yards/carry) and 19 rushing touchdowns. He will always be remembered by Wake fans for his phenomenal game against Virginia Tech in which he ran for 241 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 20 carries.

Steelers fans should know that Harris has always had elite speed (as you can see from the video) and is a physical specimen at 5'11" 210 pounds (according to his Wake Forest bio). One NFL scout even unofficially timed his 40 yard dash at 4.26 seconds.

During his collegiate career he did struggle with injuries some, but still missed only five career games due to injury. It was also a fairly major story after the 2014 NFL Draft when Harris claimed that he went undrafted due to former Wake Forest coaches "sabotaging him."

There's no doubt he has question marks, but I'm very curious to see what Josh makes of this opportunity. Clearly he has worked incredibly hard over the past year to go from undrafted to being on the 53-man roster. It's time to see what he can do on Sundays.

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