Oct. 10, 2005
Providence, RI - Senior All-American tailback Nick Hartigan (Fairfax Station, VA) was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week, and sophomore kicker Steve Morgan (New Albany, OH) was named the Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week, following Brown's 37-14 victory over Fordham on Saturday.
While running for 124 yards and a touchdown against the Rams, Hartigan established a new Brown career rushing mark with 3,347 yards, fifth best in Ivy football history. He eclipsed the mark of 3,266 yards by Bears' runningback Michael Malan '02 from 1999-2001, while rushing for 100 or more yards for the 17th time in his Brown career.
Hartigan, who ranks second in the nation in rushing with 145.5 yards per game, also tied the Brown record for touchdowns with 39 career touchdowns, fourth best in the Ivy record book.
Morgan booted three-of-three field goals (22, 30 and 48-yards) in the rain against Fordham. His 48 yard field goal is the fourth longest field goal in Brown history and the longest for the Bears since Bob Granfors' 48-yard field goal in 1979. No kicker in the nation (Division I-A and I-AA) averages as many points a Morgan (12.25).
Morgan, the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2004, also leads the nation in field goals with 2.75 per game. Earlier in the season Morgan tied an Ivy League record with five field goals against Harvard.