SignUp
Junior Greg Hardin celebrates one of his 15 touchdowns this past season with a teamate. He became the first UND player to earn any type of All-America distinction at the FCS level on Monday.
Hardin notches UND's first FCS All-America honor
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Monday 12/10/2012 15:52:06 (ET)
by Ryan Powell, UND Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop
PHILADELPHIA - Junior Greg Hardin became the first North Dakota football player to earn All-America honors at the Football Championship Subdivision level when he was named to the Sports Network's third team as the all-purpose player.

"Greg obviously had a tremendous season for us and this honor is well-deserved," UND head football coach Chris Mussman said. "The key was for him to stay healthy for a full season and everyone saw the kind of results he could produce when doing so. I'm really glad we have him for one more season."

Hardin put together one of the most memorable individual seasons at UND during what was the program's first in the Big Sky Conference. He caught 65 passes for 1,145 yards and a UND regular-season tying record of 14 receiving touchdowns, while adding 506 kickoff return yards on only 16 returns. Hardin added his 15th total touchdown thanks to a 99-yard return for a score vs. Southern Utah.

Hardin combined to lead the league with 1,651 all-purpose yards and his 1,145-yard effort was the second best total in the regular season for Big Sky receivers. He would earn first team All-Big Sky honors and make national headlines with his 333-yard receiving effort in a win over Montana.

The receiving yardage total was a new UND and Big Sky single-game record as he also hauled in three touchdown passes, including the game-winner in the final minute of play.


Game Notes: UND looks to bounce back vs. Stony Brook
After opening the season with three consecutive first-time opponents, North Dakota will face a Stony Brook team on Saturday that it has played before on the gridiron, albeit it just once. MORE
Lervick breaks par in final round of UNO Invitational
UND senior Collin Lervick shook off an 81-80 start to the UNO Invitational by firing a 70 (-2) in the final round of the 54-hole event at the ArborLinks Golf Club. MORE
Hockey Fan Fest set for Sunday, Sept. 21 at REA
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – - The University of North Dakota Department of Athletics is proud to announce that the sixth annual North Dakota Hockey Fan Fest, presented by Midco Sports Network, will take... MORE
Dehne leads UND in season opener
Newcomer Jacob Dehne paced the North Dakota men's golf squad in the opening two rounds of the UNO Invitational on Monday. MORE
Tickets on sale for 2015 NCAA West Regional in Fargo
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota Athletics Department announced today that requests for tickets to the 2015 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey West Regional in Fargo, N.D., are now being... MORE