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Evan Harrington
Player Profile:
Evan Harrington 717811
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 225
Year: Junior
City/State: Washington, D.C.
High School: Bowie, Md./College of the Canyons
Experience: Junior College

AT COLORADO: 2011 (Sr.)—He played in all 13 games, including one start (in the season opener at Hawai’i); he was the first-team fullback, but CU only opened in a formation calling for its use the one time.   Primarily a blocker, he did had seven receptions for 41 yards (5.9 per) including a touchdown—CU’s final score of the season which proved to be the winning points in CU’s 17-14 win at Utah.  He also rushed twice for three yards, and earned three first downs (one rush, two receiving).  He was on pivotal special teams performer, finishing fourth with 18 special team points—all coming on knockdown blocks on return unit duty—a school record breaking the old mark of 16 by Darren Fisk in 1996.  He moved to fullback from inside linebacker to the position for spring practices.

2010 (Jr.)—He saw action in all 12 games on special teams, and played in two briefly on defense (six snaps total, no tackles).  On the kickoff coverage unit on special teams, he was in on seven tackles (three solo, one inside-the-20) and caused one penalty.  He arrived on campus in the summer after attending junior college the spring semester and with three years to play two in eligibility.

AT COLEGE OF THE CANYONS (2008, 2009/Fr., Soph.)—He earned first-team All-Northern Conference honors as a sophomore at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif. in 2009.  He led Canyons with 85 tackles on defense, including 11.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks.  He also had 10 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and one interception.  His interception was key, as it came in overtime against rival Pasadena Community College and ended the game after Canyons took a 29-22 lead with the first possession of the extra period.  As a freshman, he recorded 42 tackles, including four for a loss and one sack, helping Canyons to a 12-1 record, including a perfect 6-0 mark in conference action.  He also lists his most memorable game that season against Pasadena, when he recorded 13 tackles, one sack and one pass breakup as Canyons again won in overtime.  He was a gray shirt and arrived on campus in the spring of 2008.  In his final collegiate game he went head-to-head with future Buff and fellow signee Eric Richter, who played for Saddleback College as their two teams met in the Western State Bowl. 

HIGH SCHOOL—He earned first-team 4A All-Prince George’s County, first-team All-Met by the Washington Post and first-team All-Big School as a senior at Bowie High School in 2006, helping the Bulldogs to a 7-4 record and playoff appearance.  He recorded 112 tackles on defense and also played running back, rushing 93 times for 650 yards and 10 touchdowns.  Bowie also finished 7-4 his junior year and he recorded 50 tackles on defense and started at fullback on offense, serving as a primary blocker for a 1,000-yard rusher.  His most memorable game came his junior year when he was a lead blocker on offense and recorded 11 tackles defensively as Bowie defeated arch rival Eleanor Roosevelt for the first time since 2001.  He lettered four years in football and started his final two years at linebacker, his junior year at fullback and his senior year at running back. 

ACADEMICS—He is majoring in Sociology at Colorado and is on schedule to graduate in May 2012; he has a keen interest in administrative and criminal justice.  

PERSONAL—He was born February 6, 1989, in Washington, D.C.  His hobbies include playing the piano and spending time with his family.  His aunt, Donna Harrington, played basketball at Old Dominion and started as a freshman for the 1985 NCAA Championship squad. She also participated in the 1992 Olympics and played overseas for several years and for one year in the WNBA with the Indiana Fever.  A cousin, Krystle Harrington, was the Maryland Player of the Year and played basketball collegiately at Loyola (Md.).  Another cousin, Ebony Evans, played basketball at Rhode Island.  He lists his inspiration as his late brother, Darrell Harrington, Jr., who was killed in a bicycle accident at age 15 when he was eight years old.  At Canyons, three times he helped with the LETMESAIL program, a lifestyle enrichment program for special-needs individuals.  He helped referee a flag football game for kids with special needs and read books to elementary school kids (he has family members with special needs, so it was especially meaningful for him to participate).


Defense Tackles  
Season G Plays UT AT Total TFL Sacks 3DS Hurr FR FF PBU INT
2010 2 6 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0


  Rushing High Games Receiving High Games
Season G Att Yds Avg. TD Long Att Yds No. Yds Avg. TD Long Rec Yds
2011 13 2 3 1.5 0 4 1 4 7 41 5.9 1 19 2 29

ADDITIONAL STATISTICS—Kickoff Returns: 3-25, 8.3 avg., 19 long (2011). Special Team Tackles: 3,4—7 (2010).

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