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Countdown 2007: Websider Impact Players - #6
What he's done so far
As a redshirt freshman in 2004, Harrington was one of the most dependable players off the Aggie bench, posting 14 tackles (eight solo, 3 TFL) and two quarterback sacks in 12 games.
In 2005, Harrington nearly doubled all of his statistics with 25 tackles (15 solo, 8.0 TFL) and four quarterback sacks in his first season as a starter.
As a junior in 2006, Harrington again doubled his production from the previous season, posting 59 tackles (30 solo, 11.5 TFL) and a team-high 7.5 quarterback sacks, and he did it without Bryant at defensive tackle, for the final four games of the season. His efforts led the Aggies in solo tackles, sacks and tackles for loss and earned him a spot on the first-team All-Big 12 team.
Why he's important
Harrington may not be able to double his production again in 2007, but with the return of Bryant, he should be able to improve once again. Bryant will force opponents to develop schemes for two defensive threats on the same side of the line, and that wasn't the case last year.
"That helps a lot," Harrington said. "It's going to take some of the focus off me and it's going to be hard for offensive lines to block us, especially after we start working some of our games."
Expect big things from this duo in 2007 and watch Harrington's numbers improve for the third straight season.
2007 Aggie Websider Impact Players
7. Danny Gorrer, CB
8. Jordan Pugh, X/LB
9. Mark Dodge, LB
10. Chris Alexander, FB
11. Jordan Peterson, DB
12. Devin Gregg, S
13. Alton Dixon, S
14. Misi Tupe, LB
15. Cyril Obiozor, DL
16. Cody Wallace, C
17. Matt Szymanski, PK
18. Earvin Taylor, WR
19. Kirk Elder, OL
20. Corey Clark, OL
21. Pierre Brown, WR
22. Chris Yoder, OL
23. Yemi Babalola, OL
24. Kerry Franks, WR/KR
25. Justin Brantly, P
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