Oct. 4, 2005
Providence, RI - The awards keep coming in for Brown's All-American senior tailback Nick Hartigan (Fairfax, VA) following his dominating performance in Brown's 45-35 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday. Hartigan was named the National I-AA Co-Offensive Player of the Week by The Sports Network after running for a career high 252 yards and four touchdowns against cross-state rival Rhode Island for the Governor's Cup. His 252 yards are the second most in Brown's 128-year football history.
Hartigan, who was also named the Ivy League's Offensive Player of the Week and the I-AA.org National Weekly All-Star, rushed for touchdowns of 8, 12, 10 and 34 yards against the Rams. He is currently running for an average of 152.7 yards per game, second best in the nation.
Hartigan is also poised to become Brown's all-time career rushing leader. His 3,223 career rushing yards are just 43 yards behind Brown's all-time mark of 3,266 yards by Michael Malan from 1999-2001. 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.
In addition to his prowess on the football field, Hartigan is a standout in the classroom. He's a First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American, posting a 3.91 GPA in Political Science and History, and has applied for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and Marshall Scholarship to study in Oxford and Cambridge in England.