PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Lamar freshman running back Kade Harrington has been named 2013 College Sports Journal (CSJ) Freshman All-America announced CSJ Executive Editor David Coulson Friday evening. Harrington garnered second-team honors as an all-purpose back. The honor comes following a rookie campaign that also saw Harrington receive Southland Freshman of the Year honors.
"Kade exceeded everyone's expectations," said LU head coach Ray Woodard. "He has a very bright future ahead of him at Lamar. I'm really looking forward to seeing what he can do over the course of the next three seasons."
Harrington, a 5-9, 185-standout from Kingwood, worked his way into the starting lineup in the third game of the season, and finished the year with seven starts. He made his mark in the conference by finishing the year sixth in the league in rushing, averaging better than 73 yards per game. The league's top freshman running back, Harrington was also among the league leaders with eight rushing touchdowns. Harrington set a new freshman single-season rushing record at Lamar in 2013 with his 880 yards.
One of only three Southland players named to the Freshman All-America squad, Harrington proved himself as a threat catching the ball as well. He also finished among the league's top 10 with 48 receptions for 376 yards and four touchdowns. Harrington led the team with 1,256 all-purpose yards during his rookie campaign.