Dec. 1, 2004
Providence, RI - For Immediate Release: December 1, 2004 Brown University junior runningback Nick Hartigan (Fairfax Station, VA) has been named a first team CoSIDA Academic All-American, becoming the first Brown football player since 1987 to earn first team honors All-Academic on a national level.
Hartigan is the fifth first-team Academic All-American football player from Brown, joining John Cuozzo (1987), Marty Edwards (1986), Dave Folsom (1982) and Travis Holcombe (1981).
Hartigan, who compiled a 3.87 GPA in Political Science at Brown, earned first team All-Ivy and All-New England honors for the second straight season after rushing for 1,263 yards, the second best rushing performance in Brown history.
He established new Brown records for points (102) and touchdowns (17) in a season. 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.
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. 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.