Oct. 3, 2005
Providence, RI - Brown University All-American senior tailback Nick Hartigan (Fairfax, VA), the eighth leading runner in Ivy League football history, was named the Ivy League's Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for a career high 252 yards and four touchdowns in Brown's 45-35 win URI on Saturday. Hartigan, who scored touchdowns on runs of 8, 12, 10 and 34 yards against the Rams, is currently the nation's second leading rusher with 152.7 yards per game.
A two -time first team All-Ivy selection and Academic All-American, Hartigan is one of 16 players to be chosen by The Sports Network for the "Payton Watch" as a candidate for the Walter Payton Award, presented to the nation's top player in I-AA Football.
Hartigan's 3,223 career yards on the ground are within striking distance of Brown's all-time rushing mark, needing just 43 yards to reach the 3,266 career yards by Michael Malan from 1999-2001. He has 38 career touchdowns for the Bears, one short of Malan's all-time Brown record of 39 career TD's.
The quintessential Brown student-athlete, Hartigan is also a First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American, posting a 3.91 GPA in Political Science and History. He has also applied for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and Marshall Scholarship to study in Oxford and Cambridge in England.
In 2004, Hartigan established new Brown records for points (102) and touchdowns (17) in a season, while rushing for 1,263 yards, the second best rushing performance in Brown history. He ran for a school record 1,498 yards in 2003, the most ever by an Ivy League sophomore, and is one of only three Brown players to rush for 1,000 or more yards in a season. In 2004, Hartigan also set a new school record for carries in a season (323), second most in Ivy League history.