It was an especially long off-season for Kyle Harbridge. The Saint Francis running back had not played in a game since the 2011 after missing the entire 2012 campaign due to injury.
From the sidelines, he watched the Red Flash win five games last year, a number that stands as the program’s highest single-season win total since joining the NEC.
On September 7, 2013, the fifth-year senior finally returned to regular season game action on the gridiron when Saint Francis opened the season at Georgia Southern, a six-time FCS national champion that is in the midst of transitioning into the FBS ranks.
The competition was stiff, but that was not enough to slow Harbridge as he ran 25 times for 132 yards at GSU.
One week later, Harbridge posted a 100-yard rushing day in a near-upset at nationally-ranked James Madison.
As you’ll find out if you watch the Week 4 #NECFB Google Hangout with Harbridge, individual accolades and moral victories are not what makes this young man tick.
With the Red Flash prepping for Saturday’s home opener against Lincoln, Harbridge took some time to share his thoughts about his offensive line, the narrow loss at JMU and the opportunity to play for head coach, and former NFL offensive guard, Chris Villarrial.