November 21, 2011

Harris Named CAA Football Rookie of Week & College Sports Madness CAA Player of Week

RICHMOND, Va. – University of New Hampshire wide receiver/kick returner R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) was named the CAA Football Rookie of the Week and the College Sports Madness CAA Player of the Week on Monday for his performance in the Wildcats' 30-27 win against Maine on Saturday at Cowell Stadium.

Harris registered six receptions for 106 yards, which marked his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season. The redshirt freshman collected a pair of touchdown receptions, a 34-yard TD in the first quarter and a five-yard scoring grab in the fourth period that put UNH ahead to stay. His long catch of the day went for 49 yards, and he totaled 136 all-purpose yards.

This marks the second career CAA award for Harris, who was previously tabbed as the Rookie of the Week following his 12-catch, 120-yard, two-TD performance in a victory at Richmond on Sept. 24.

The 6-foot, 194-pound receiver leads the Wildcats with 46 receptions for 658 yards and a CAA-leading seven touchdown catches in 10 games. His 65.8 receiving yards/game are ranked fifth in the CAA, his 4.6 receptions/game are sixth-best in the league and he is No. 10 in scoring among non-kickers at 4.8 points/game.

No. 11 UNH (8-3, 6-2 CAA), which qualified for the NCAA Division I Football Championship tournament for a nation-leading eighth straight season, will tangle with seventh-ranked Montana State (9-2, 7-1 Big Sky) in a second-round game Saturday, Dec. 3, at Bobcat Stadium in Bozeman, Mont. Ticket information and game time will be announced at a later time. For the latest information, visit www.unhwildcats.com.

 
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