LEESBURG, Va. – R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.), a junior wide receiver on the 15th-ranked University of New Hampshire football team, was named a Beyond Sports Network All-America Honorable Mention selection Thursday.
Harris, who was on the BSN Preseason All-America Second Team, leads UNH in receiving yards per game (86.1) and yards per reception (14.4) with a total of 60 catches for 861 yards in 10 games; Harris ranks second on the team in receptions and receiving yards, as well as receiving touchdowns with five.
After missing three games due to injury, Harris returned Nov. 9 against James Madison University to record 10 catches for 183 yards and three TDs, all of which are season highs; he was named the New England Gold Helmet Award recipient for that performance. In the NCAA first round game vs. Lafayette University, he hauled in eight passes for 173 yards and one touchdown.
Harris has climbed to No. 3 on UNH's all-time receptions leaderboard (194) and is No. 5 on the program's list for career receiving yards (2,634).
Harris' other 2013 accolades include All-New England Team and CAA All-Conference First Team.
The 2013 BSN All-America Team was selected by college sports information directors, college coaches, media and the BSN staff.
UNH (9-4 overall, 6-2 CAA) plays seventh-ranked and No. 4 seed Southeastern Louisiana University in a Dec. 14 (7 p.m. Eastern) NCAA quarterfinal game at Strawberry Stadium. The game is broadcast online at ESPN3.com.