Football

 

98   Kyle C. Harrington
Kyle C. Harrington

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Salem, Mass.

High School:
Salem H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 280

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
04/03/1987


02/13/2009

Kyle Harrington 2008 Photo Gallery

Kyle Harrington 2008 Photo Gallery

Honors • 2009 CAA All-Conference Second Team • 2008 CAA All-Conference Third Team • 2008 CAA Academic All-Conference • 2007 CAA Academic All-Conference

On Harrington: All-conference nose tackle entering senior season looking for repeat of junior year ... Expected to start for third year in row ... Great size and ability ... Incredible strength ... Worked for two years as a back-up on the defensive line and made the most of his opportunity in 2007 ... Made great strides and improvement ... Strong player with 435 lb. bench-press.

As a redshirt senior in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
• Third-year starter at nose tackle, who emerged in spring practice in 2007. Bench-press 435 pounds of strength, ranks second all-time in UMass history.
• 2009 CAA All-Conference Second Team
• 2009 College Sporting News Preseason Second Team All-American.
• 2009 Preseason All-CAA Selection by Coaches.
• Started all 11 games this season and had 43 tackles and 6.5 TFLs for 15 yards and half-sack.
• Finished college career with two tackles at Hofstra (11/21).
• Four tackles on Senior Day vs. James Madison (11/14).
• Key defense in win over Northeastern (11/7) with two tackles as UMass held NU to just 145 total yards.
• Six tackles, 1.5 TFLs and a half-sack at Maine (10/31).
• Six tackles including a TFL and batted down a pass at #1 Richmond (10/24).
• Three tackles and TFL vs. Stony Brook (9/26).
• Team-best seven tackles including career-best 2.5 TFLs vs. Rhode Island (9/19).
• Posted seven tackles in home opener vs. Albany (9/12).
• Posted 100th career tackle as he made three stops at Kansas State (9/5).

As a redshirt junior in 2008: Third-team All-CAA selection and CAA Academic All-Conference pick ... Second-year starter at nose tackle who emerged in spring practice in 2007 ... Bench-press 435 pounds of strength ... Fifth on team with 56 tackles along with 2.5 sacks, 3.5 TFLs and a pass deflection in 2008 ... Third in the CAA in tackles among all defensive linemen ... Four tackles in finale vs. Hofstra (11/22) ... Three stops at #13 New Hampshire (11/15) ... Career-high 11 tackles including a TFL vs. Maine (11/8) ... Three solo tackles before injury at Rhode Island (11/1) ... Tied career-best with 10 tackles including a half-sack vs. Bryant (10/25), starting at defensive tackle in place of injured Brandon Collier ... First sack of the season in making six tackles vs. #9 Richmond (10/18) ... Six tackles vs. #16 Delaware (10/4) for stellar defense ... Made six tackles at #7 James Madison (9/13) ... Two stops and a batted down ball at Holy Cross (9/6) ... Two tackles in opener vs. Albany (8/30).

As a redshirt sophomore in 2007: Shared Team's Vic Fusia Most Improved Award on defense with Michael Hanson ... First-year starter at nose tackle, who emerged in spring practice in 2007 ... Played in 13 games, starting six times with 43 tackles, a 4.0 sacks and 7.0 TFLs for 25 yards ... Racked up a fourth-quarter sack for five yards at #4 Southern Illinois (12/1) in NCAA Quarterfinal ... Four tackles including half-sack in NCAA First Round vs. Fordham (11/24) ... Racked up three tackles including 2.0 TFLs and one of UMass' eight sacks in win over #14 New Hampshire (11/10) ... Career-high 10 tackles at Rhode Island (11/3) including sack in the end zone for a safety ... Started and made three tackles vs. Northeastern (10/20) ... Career-high nine tackles including 2.0 TFLs and 0.5 sack vs. Villanova (10/13) ... Career-best five tackles at Boston College (9/29) ... Had two tackles in first two games, at Colgate (9/8) and vs. Holy Cross (9/1).

As a redshirt freshman in 2006: Played in two games as a reserve defensive end ... Saw action against Stony Brook (9/23) and vs. Hofstra (11/18) in regular-season finale ... Traveled to road NCAA playoff games as a precaution for several injured defensive linemen, but did not dress.

As a freshman in 2005: Redshirt season.

Before UMass: Played at Salem High School ... Northeast Conference All-Star as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Selected to the Agganis All-Star Game ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Also wrestled in high school and was 250-pound Northeast Conference champion ... Also played baseball and basketball.

Personal: Kyle Conor Harrington ... Born April 3, 1987 in Beverly, Mass. ... Son of Peter and Jane Harrington ... Brother of Peter, who is a defensive end at Army faced UMass during his freshman season at West Point in 2005 ... Mother was all-star at field hockey and volleyball at Bridgewater State ... Majoring in Sociology.

CAREER STATISTICS (Defense)

Year	GP	UT	AT	TT	Sacks	TFL	Int	Saf
2006	2/0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
2007	13/6	17	26	43	4-22	7-25	0	1
2008	12/12	19	37	56	1.5-13	2.5-20	0	0
2009	11/11	12	31	43	0.5-3	6.5-15	0	0
Totals	38/29	48	94	142	6-38	16-60	0	1

CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 11 vs. Maine (11/8/08)
TFLs: 2.5 s. Rhode Island (9/19/09)
Sacks: 1.0 four times, last vs. Richmond (10/18/08)
Safety: 1 at Rhode Island (11/3/07)

GET YOUR OFFICIAL
UMASS GEAR HERE

    Event Calendar

    Wednesday, Nov 12
    vs Ball State 8:00 PM gametracker
    Tuesday, Nov 18
    at Akron 8:00 PM
    Friday, Nov 28
    vs Buffalo TBA gametracker
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago