Football's R.J. Harris Tabbed to College Sports Journal All-Freshman Team
PHILADELPHIA – University of New Hampshire redshirt freshman wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) was named to the College Sports Journal All-Freshman Team on Wednesday. Harris, a member of the All-CAA Second Team, tied for the league lead with seven touchdown receptions while pacing the Wildcats with 714 receiving yards and 64.9 receiving yards per game.
Harris, a two-time CAA Rookie of the Week, recorded four 100-yard receiving games and totaled 50 catches for a team-leading 714 yards in 11 games. He tied for fifth in the CAA in receptions/game (4.5) and ranked fifth in receiving yards/game. The 6-foot, 194-pound receiver established a career-high 12 catches for 120 yards and two TDs in a 45-43 victory at Richmond on Sept. 24 and amassed a personal-best 190 receiving yards on seven grabs in a 47-17 defeat of Villanova on Oct. 8.
Harris returned 13 kickoffs for 212 yards, with a long of 55 yards, and he tacked on eight carries for 44 rushing yards, including a 23-yard scoring scamper against Rhode Island on Oct. 29. His 88.2 all-purpose yards/game ranked second on the squad.
The All-Freshman Team was selected by a blue ribbon panel of FCS experts put together by College Sports Journal executive editor David Coulson and CSJ publisher and managing editor Chuck Burton.
In 2011, UNH qualified for the NCAA Division I FCS Championship postseason for a national-leading eighth straight season. Additionally, the 'Cats extended their string of consecutive weeks ranked in the Top 25 to 112 in a row, the second-longest streak in the country, by concluding the year ranked 11th in The Sports Network/Fathead.com Top 25. For the latest information on the UNH football program, visit www.unhwildcats.com.