Nov. 11, 2004
Providence, Rhode Island - Brown junior tailback Nick Hartigan (Fairfax, VA), the nation's fifth leading rusher, has been named a CoSida District I Academic All-American. Hartigan has earned a 3.87 GPA, concentrating in Political Science at Brown. His name will now be placed on the national ballot.
A unanimous first team All-Ivy selection in 2003, Hartigan went over the 1,000 yard rushing mark for the second straight season (1,019 yards) after rushing for 135 yards on 41 carries and two touchdowns against Yale last week. Only two other Brown players have run for 1,000 yards in Brown's 126-year football history, Michael Malan twice (1,213 yards in 2000, and 1,059 yards in 2001) and Jamie Potkul (1,015 yards in 1985).
A NACDA Academic All-Star a year ago, Hartigan is the nation's 5th leading rusher with 127.38 yards per game, and leads the nation with 33.6 carries per game. He is the 36th Ivy League runner to rush for 2,000 or more yards in a career, has run for 2,521 career yards, 19th best in the Ivy League record book, and third in the Brown record book.
Hartigan has run for 100 or more yards times 13 times in 19 career games. He led the nation with 149.8 yards per game in 2003 and established a single-season Brown rushing record with 1,498 yards, the most ever by an Ivy League sophomore, breaking the previous mark of 1,409 yards by Cornell's Ed Marinaro in 1969. Hartigan also scored a Brown record 96 points, breaking the previous mark of 90 points by Guss Russ (1905), Sean Morey (1997) and Michael Malan (2000, 2001). Hartigan rushed for 200 or more yards three times, including a 214-yard performance against Fordham, the fifth best rushing day in Brown football history. He ranked second nationally in all-purpose running with 180.6 yards per game, and eighth nationally in scoring with 9.6 points per game (16 touchdowns).