Oct. 17, 2005
Providence, RI - Brown senior All-American running back Nick Hartigan (Fairfax Station, VA) was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week for the third straight week after he chugged his way to 245 rushing yards and a 74-yard touchdown run to lead the Bears to a 31-28 Ivy League victory over Princeton in the rain and mud Saturday afternoon.
Hartigan's 245 yards, third best in Brown football history, came on 38 carries, running for 200 or more yards for the fifth time in his Brown career, and rushing for 100 or more yards for the 18th time. He also moved into fourth place on the all-time Ivy League rushing list with 3,592 career yards.
Hartigan, the nation's leading runner with 165.4 yards per game, also came up with two big first downs on Brown's last possession, running the ball seven straight times in the last 3:17 of the game, keeping the Bears' offense on the field and running the clock down until time expired.
In addition, Hartigan's 74-yard run was the 13th longest run in Brown history and gave him a Brown record 40 career touchdowns, fourth best in the Ivy League record book.
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 offensive player in I-AA Football. He was also recently named a Semifinalist for the 2005 Draddy trophy, the "Academic Heisman" presented by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.