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  1. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    Nick Hartigan is 1 of 3 finalists for the Walter Payton Player of the Year Award.This trophy goes to the best Division IAA Football Player in the nation.He broke so many records that I can't imagine how he could lose.Good luck to him and I hope to see him on Sundays sometime next year.
     
  2. backrow

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    do you think Nick Hartigan has even remote shot at NFL?
     
  3. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    I think he has a shot at the NFL if he chooses to stick with football.The problem is that he would 99% be put as a fullback because of his size.I hope he does stick with the game because he could be another Alstott is nothing else and that's better than nothing.
     
  4. whiteCB

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    Does Hartigan have a legit shot at geting drafted probably not becuase teams will see him as a FB and teams don't draft FBs. Maybe in the 6th or more likely 7th he might just might get picked. Though he will definitly get invited to numerous draft camps and maybe make a team or practice squad. Remember Alstoot had the fortune to play for a Big Ten schol which is a lot more impressive to scouts than any 1-AA school, Ivy league or not.
     
  5. JD074

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    I'm not familiar with 1-AA. Do they play 1-A schools, or is it totally separate?
     
  6. Colonel_Reb

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    The Ivy League schools for the most part play each other, and a few other 1-AA teams. As far as I know, they don't play 1-A teams on any type of regular basis. The Ivy League champion does not participate in the I-AA playoffs. They are all private schools. I can tell you that Harvard played Army regularly through 1984. I think most of the games Ivy League schools played against I-A opponents was in the early 80's or before.
     
  7. BonnieBlue

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    It's not uncommon for a D1 team to schedule a D1AAopponent early in the season as a non-conference foe. For example, Northern Iowa (6 white defensive starters), still alive in the D1AA playoffs, lost to the University of Iowa 45-21 back in September. Incidentally,ESPN2 will televise the Northern Iowa/Texas State playoff game this Friday night. Texas State defeated Cal Poly(8 white starters on defense) 14-7 last weekend.
     
  8. Colonel_Reb

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    Yes, many I-AA teams now regularly play I-A teams. Ole Miss played The Citadel this year, and Murray State back in 2001. Mississippi State played and lost to Maine last year. BYU played Eastern Illinois this year. Most I-AA programs and conferences will play a I-A program if given a chance. The 2 exceptions to this are the SWAC(black colleges), and the Ivy League.
     
  9. white lightning

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    Has anyone heard yet if he will be invited to the NFL Combine?I wonder if he is interested in playing on Sundays or just using his studies to go into the corporate world.For our sake,I hope he stays with football.He is such a incredible,almost once in a life time player. [​IMG]
     
  10. backrow

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    i know he's been invited to Hula Bowl in Hawaii, but nothing beyond that
     
  11. Don Wassall

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    HARTIGAN LEADS AP I-AA ALL-AMERICA TEAM
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    â€â€￾ Nick Hartigan bulled through defenses on his way to a record-setting championship season for Brown and earned a spot on The Associated Press Division I-AA All-America team.
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    The Rhodes Scholar interview didn't go quite as well.
    The day before Hartigan set an Ivy League mark for career touchdowns and helped the Bears win its first outright league title, he faced a panel of eight scholars who questioned him about his thesis on the role of religion in politics.
    "The scary part is they can challenge what you answer," the political science major said recently. "These people are brilliant people, and they come back with something and immediately you're second guessing everything you just said. So that was tough."
    Probably not as tough as Hartigan was on opposing defenses. The senior ran for 1,727 yards, tops in the nation, and scored 21 touchdowns. He finished his career with 52 touchdowns in four seasons, topping the Ivy League record of 50 set by Cornell's Ed Marinaro in three years.
    Joining Hartigan on the All-America offense were Eastern Washington quarterback Erik Meyer, who leads I-AA with 4,003 yards passing; and Portland State running back Joe Rubin, who ran for 1,702.
    The wide receivers are Laurent Robinson of Illinois State and David Ball of New Hampshire. Ball's teammate, Jonathan Williams, is the tight end. Robinson leads the nation in yards receiving at more than 133 a game.
    The offensive line features five seniors: Paul McQuistan of Weber State, Jeff Bolton of Montana State, Matt Magerko of James Madison, Chad Motte of Georgia Southern and Stafford Davis of Illinois State.
    Magerko, Cal Poly defensive end Chris Gocong and Massachusetts safety Shannon James made the first team for the second straight season.
    Defensive lineman Brent Hawkins gave Illinois State three players on the first team, the most of any school. Hawkins is second in the country with 17 sacks. Gocong leads with 23.5.
    Rounding out the defensive line are Fred Evans of Texas State and Marques Murrell of Appalachian State, which will play in the I-AA championship game Saturday against Northern Iowa.
    The linebackers are Justin Durant of Hampton, Maurice Bennett of Lafayette and Willie Freeman of Furman.
    James leads the defensive backs with Princeton's Jay McCareins, who leads the nation in interceptions with nine _ including two he returned for touchdowns.
    The other defensive backs are Tony LeZotte of James Madison, a sophomore who was a second-team pick as a freshman, and Reed Doughty of Northern Colorado.
    Wes Taylor of Florida A&amp;M was the punter, Jarrett Johnson of Idaho State the kicker and Bethune-Cookman's Ricky Williams, who averaged more than 31 yards a kick return with two touchdowns, the all-purpose player.
    Grambling State's Bruce Eugene was the quarterback on the second team after throwing 50 touchdown passes. He broke the NCAA Division I record for career touchdown passes with 140, surpassing the mark held by Willie Totten of Mississippi Valley State, another Southwestern Athletic Conference quarterback.
    Ricky Santos of New Hampshire made the third team. He threw for 3,797 yards and 39 touchdowns, and had the Wildcats ranked No. 1 much of the season.
    Two of Hartigan's teammates made the third-team defense, linebacker Zak DeOssie and defensive back James Gasparella.
    As tough as facing all those geniuses was for Hartigan, it wasn't as stressful as playing a football game.
    "Any sort of an individual thing is not pressure because it's just me and if I don't win it that's fine," he said. "Football games are about entire teams."


    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/college/3524935.html


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  12. Colonel_Reb

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    Man, I hope he tries for the NFL, and then I hope he gets a real chance!
     
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    As of right now,Hartigan hasn't been invited to the NFL Combine either as a running back or a fullback.This is complete b.s.
     
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    BLATANT CASTE SYSTEM AT WORK..........
    Hartigan, who was on the roster for the January 21, 2006 East-West Shrine Game, is the second player in Ivy League Football history to be honored as a First Team All-American and First Team Academic All-American. He was honored by the NCAA on January 7, 2006 as a winner of the prestigious NCAA Top VIII Award at the NCAA Honors Dinner. The unanimous choice for the Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League Player of the Year, Hartigan was a six-time Ivy League Player of the Week and holder of three career Ivy League scoring records including new marks for career rushing touchdowns (52), career points (324), and career touchdowns (54). He also established new league records for Ivy career rushing touchdowns (35), Ivy career points (222), Ivy career touchdowns (37) and Ivy season touchdowns (16).

    Hartigan, who was also named the ECAC Player of the Year, ran for 100 or more yards 23 times in his Brown career, and rushed for a Brown record 1,727 yards in 2005, second best in Ivy League football history. He set additional Brown records for touchdowns (21) and points (126) in a season. His 4,492 career rushing yards are third best in the Ivy record book and rank 20th in NCAA history. He also led the nation in rushing (172.7 yards per game) and scoring (12.6 points per game).

    An outstanding student-athlete, Hartigan was honored as the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine National Academic All-American of the Year, the highest academic recognition attainable for a student-athlete. He was also named a First Team National Academic All-American for the second consecutive season, and was one of 16 players in the nation to be awarded a National Football Foundation Scholarship.

    Hartigan is the first player in Brown football history to win the Harry Agganis/Harold Zimman Award as the outstanding Division I senior football player in New England, as selected by the New England Football Writers Association. Edited by: castefootballer
     
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    If anyone has any news about Hartigan,please post it.I am very frustrated.It seems like his football days might be over.He is far too talented to give up.I want someone to give him a chance.
     
  16. Bronk

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    Looking for an update on Nick. Guy should be in the NFL on his name alone. Anyone know where he is?
     
  17. BrianLeonard23

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    Sorry folks, but it does not look good, he got picked up by the Jets for a look on the 23rd of June last year, and was waived from the team on the 15th of August, since then...there has been no football news on him.
     

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