Dec. 9, 2005
New Haven, CT - Brown University senior running back Nick Hartigan (Fairfax Station, VA) headlines the 2005 Walter Camp Football Foundation Division 1-AA All-America team. The team, selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the Division 1-AA football schools, is certified by UHY Advisors, a New Haven-based accounting firm.
Hartigan is the second player in Ivy League Football history to be honored as a First Team All-American and First Team Academic All-American. Hartigan joins Yale's Rich Diana (1981) as the only Ivy Leaguers to earn first-team All-America and Academic All-America status in the same season.
Walter Camp is the oldest continuous All-American Team in the nation, having selected its first All-American Team in 1889. Hartigan is the seventh player in Brown football history to be named a First Team Walter Camp All-American, joining Brown standouts John Mayhew (1906), Adrian Regnier (1909), William Sprackling (1910), George Crowther (1912), Fritz Pollard (1916) and Steve Campbell (2000).
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. Hartigan is the second Ivy Leaguer to be selected as the Academic All-American of the Year in football, joining former Dartmouth linebacker Paul Sorensen, who was named in 1988. Only two other Leaguers have earned that title for their sport - Brown men's soccer player Darren Eales in 1995 and Penn women's soccer player Katy Cross last fall.
Hartigan, who posted a 3.91 GPA, concentrating in Political Science and History, was one of 16 recipients of the prestigious National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award. Each of the recipients received an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship, and was honored at the National Football Foundation's 48th annual dinner on December 6, 2005, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Hartigan is the fifth Brown player to earn a National Football Foundation Scholarship, joining Brown greats Paul Choquette (1959), Travis Holcombe (1981), David Folsom (1982) and John Cuozzo (1987).
Hartigan, the unanimous winner of the Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League Player of the Year, finished in the top three in the voting for the Walter Payton Award as the nation's top I-AA player, and has been invited to attend the 19th Annual I-AA College Football Awards Dinner on December 15th in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the winner of the Payton Award will be announced. A six-time Ivy League Player of the Week and holder of three career Ivy League scoring records, Hartigan is the first Brown player to be included in the top three of the Payton voting.
A Rhodes Scholarship finalist, 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. The award was presented December 8th at the New England Football Writers Annual Dinner.
Hartigan 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).
His 172.7 yards per game this season ranks 15th in the NCAA I-AA record book, while his 144.9 career yards per game average is ninth in the NCAA record book. In addition, Hartigan's 52 rushing touchdowns in 31 career games rank ninth in NCAA history.
Hartigan also established several Ivy League career 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).
Walter Camp, "The Father of American Football," first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp - a former Yale University athlete and football coach - is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation - a New Haven based all-volunteer group - was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting All-America teams for 1-A and 1-AA.
2005 Walter Camp 1-AA All-America Team
WR David Ball* New Hampshire Jr. 6-3 185 Orange, VT WR Laurent Robinson Illinois State Jr. 6-2 193 Rockledge, FL TE Jonathan Williams New Hampshire Sr. 6-3 235 Rochester, NY OL Chad Motte Georgia Southern Sr. 6-4 303 Arab, FL OL Matt Magerko James Madison Sr. 6-0 290 Farnham, VA OL Willie Colon Hofstra Sr. 6-3 315 Bronx, NY OL Gerell Golightly Hampton Sr. 6-3 303 Lancaster, TX C Jeff Bolton Montana State Sr. 6-4 302 Tampa, FL QB Ricky Santos New Hampshire Soph. 6-2 215 Bellingham, MA RB Nick Hartigan Brown Sr. 6-2 220 Fairfax Station, VA RB Joe Rubin Portland State Sr. 5-11 225 Tacoma, WA PK Jaret Johnson Idaho State Sr. 5-10 200 Phoenix, AZ
DL Chris Gocong* Cal Poly Sr. 6-3 255 Santa Barbara, CA DL Brent Hawkins Illinois State Sr. 6-2 244 Godfrey, IL DL Marques Murrell Appalachian State Jr. 6-2 230 Fayetteville, NC DL Jeff Charleston Idaho State Jr. 6-4 260 Monmouth, OR LB Chad Nkang Elon Jr. 6-0 214 Hyattsville, MD LB Justin Durant Hampton Jr. 6-2 235 Florence, SC LB Brian Hulea Villanova Sr. 6-1 235 Canfield, OH DB Jay McCareins Princeton Sr. 6-0 190 Naperville, IL DB Shannon James* Massachusetts Sr. 5-10 195 Stratford, CT DB Reed Doughty Northern Colorado Sr. 6-1 210 Johnstown, CO DB Tony LeZotte James Madison Soph. 6-0 190 Augusta, GA P Christian Koegel Massachusetts Jr. 6-0 185 Deerfield Beach, FL KR Ricky Williams Bethune Cookman Sr. 5-10 178 Gulfport, FL
* - 2004 Walter Camp Division I-AA All-America selection