There have been few better backs in the 18-year history of NEC football than Dominique Williams and Kyle Harbridge.
In a rare occurrence, two of the top-8 leading rushers in the NEC’s all-time annals will play on the same field this Saturday, November 16. In the season’s final #NECFB Game of the Week on ESPN3, Saint Francis will host Wagner in a battle of elite backs as a national audience will have the opportunity to watch Williams and Harbridge attempt to claw further up the league’s all-time rushing list during one of their last appearances as collegiate ball players.
With his 52 yards rushing against CCSU in Week 10, Williams (4,345) passed former Robert Morris great Myles Russ (4,271) for fifth place on the NEC’s all-time leader board. With 15 yards at SFU on Saturday, Williams will move past former Walter Payton Award candidate David McCarty (Albany – 4,287) to claim the fourth spot.
Meanwhile, Harbridge, who stands second (1,411) on the 2013 FCS rush yards list, enters the Week 12 bout as the eighth-leading rusher in NEC history. With 3,918 yards to his credit, Harbridge has the chance to become only the eighth rusher in league annals to reach the 4,000-yard mark. Both men are amongst the NEC’s all-time leaders in all-purpose yardage as well. Harbridge sits fourth all-time with 5,961 all-purpose yards, while Williams (5,349) is one spot behind.
#NECFB Game of the Week
Wagner at Saint Francis
November 16, 12:00 pm – Watch
NEC All-time Rushing List
1. 5,049, David Sinisi, MON, 2006-09
2. 4,549, Larry McCoy, DUQ, 2009-12
3. 4,460, Rick Sarille, WAG, 1996-99
4. 4,345, Dom Williams, WAG, 2009-
5. 4,287, David McCarty, UA, 2006-09
6. 4,271, Myles Russ, RMU, 2007-10
7. 4,238, Jordan Brown, BRY, 2009-12
8. 3,918, Kyle Harbridge, SFPA, 2009-