Nov. 30, 2004
Providence, Rhode Island - Brown University junior runningback Nick Hartigan (Fairfax Station, VA), junior wide receiver Jarrett Schreck (Montville, NJ), and sophomore linebacker Zak DeOssie (North Andover, MA) have been named to the 2004 New England I-AA All-Star Football Team. Brown finished its 2004 season with a 6-4 overall record, 3-4 in Ivy play.
An All-New England selection a year ago, Hartigan is also a two-time first team All-Ivy selection. He established new Brown records for points (102) and touchdowns (17) in a season, while rushing for 1,263 yards, the second best in Brown football history. Hartigan also led the Ivy League in rushing, with 884 yards on 216 carries, and scoring, with 60 points, against Ivy opponents. He ran for 100 or more yards in six games this season, including a season high 179 yards against Columbia, and 176 yards against Harvard.
A CoSIDA Academic All-American with a 3.87 grade point average in Political Science, Hartigan set a new school record for carries in a season (323), second most in Ivy League history, tied with Penn's Jim Finn (1998), and behind the 356 carries by Cornell's Ed Marinaro in 1971. His 2,761 career rushing yards are third in the Brown record book and 15th best in the Ivy League record book. Hartigan's 598 career carries are third most in Ivy football history in league games.
A first team All-Ivy selection, Schreck led the Ivy League and ranked 7th nationally in receiving with 103.50 yards per game. Schreck's 1,035 receiving yards this season rank sixth best in Brown football history. His 1,659 career receiving yards rank fourth in the Brown record book, while his 111 career receptions are fifth in the Bears' record book. Schreck's 873 yards in seven league games also led the Ivy League.
Schreck turned in a dominant performance against Harvard and was named the Ivy League Player of the Week after making 10 catches for 253 yards and an 83-yard touchdown against the Crimson. Schreck's 253 receiving yards against Harvard are second best in Brown football history and fifth in the Ivy League record book.
DeOssie emerged as a dominant player in the Ivy League, earning first team All-Ivy honors. He was the Ivy League's fourth leading tackler with 98 total tackles, including 53 solo stops. His 80 tackles in league games ranked second among all Ivy defenders. He had a major effect on the success of the Brown defense, which ranked 2nd in the league in total defense, yielding 316.4 yards per game. DeOssie also had nine tackles for a loss and five quarterback sacks.
DeOssie was named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week for his play against Yale where he made 13 total tackles, deflected Yale's first pass of the game, leading to an interception, and made an interception at the goal line to stop a Yale drive.