#12
Chandler Harnish
Rating Yards TD
153.0 3216 28
Team: Northern Illinois HuskiesHeight: 6-2 Born: 7/28/1988
Position: QBWeight: 221 Hometown: Bluffton, IN
Class-Eligibility: GS-Sr


Scouting Report
Perhaps no one should be more pleased with Tim Tebow's NFL success than Harnish, who put up similar numbers in four years at Northern Illinois to those produced by the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner. The Mid-American Conference's offensive player of the year after finishing fourth in the nation with 4,595 yards of total offense, Harnish as a senior became the fourth FBS player to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 in the same season, joining Vince Young, Dan LeFevour and Colin Kaepernick. Harnish ran the 40-yard dash in 4.76 seconds at the NFL combine - four one-hundredths of a second behind Tebow's time in 2010 - and showed impressive athleticism in both the three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle. He throws better on the run than in the pocket - another trait he shares with Tebow - and has the arm strength, if not always the accuracy, to make most of the throws necessary to succeed in the NFL. But while Tebow's skills as a ball carrier have translated to the next level, Harnish - who's nearly 30 pounds lighter - likely won't be taking off on any designed runs on Sundays. His accuracy also dropped off from 64.7 percent to 61.7 as a senior, a troubling sign even though he only was intercepted on 2.3 percent of his throws throughout four years. Like many spread quarterbacks, Harnish didn't take many snaps from under center and wasn't asked to make many NFL-caliber throws. An outstanding leader and field general, Harnish has given scouts a lot to like, particularly with versatile passers such as Tebow and Cam Newton enjoying recent success. But the question marks about his ability to translate to the next level will likely drop him to the fifth or sixth round.

Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2008 NIU  10 118 211 55.9 1528 7.2 8 9 7 51
2009 NIU  10 143 223 64.1 1670 7.5 11 6 9 67
2010 NIU  13 189 292 64.7 2530 8.7 21 5 12 74
2011 NIU  14 237 384 61.7 3216 8.4 28 6 11 83
Career   47 687 1110 61.9 8944 8.1 68 26 39 275

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2008 NIU  10 118 539 4.6 4 0 0 - 0
2009 NIU  10 88 240 2.7 2 0 0 - 0
2010 NIU  13 137 836 6.1 7 0 0 - 0
2011 NIU  14 194 1379 7.1 11 0 0 - 0
Career   47 537 2994 5.6 24 0 0 - 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/3/2011 Army 12 19 195 63.2 5 1 58 11 80 7.3 1 41 0 0 - 0 -
9/10/2011 @ Kansas 27 33 315 81.8 2 0 35 11 89 8.1 3 26 0 0 - 0 -
9/17/2011 Wisc 14 24 164 58.3 0 0 39 4 -2 -0.5 0 7 0 0 - 0 -
9/24/2011 CalPly 18 21 187 85.7 2 0 28 13 118 9.1 1 31 0 0 - 0 -
10/1/2011 @ CentMi 27 50 370 54.0 2 2 55 18 92 5.1 1 39 0 0 - 0 -
10/8/2011 KentSt 12 15 113 80.0 1 0 37 11 65 5.9 1 26 0 0 - 0 -
10/15/2011 WestMi 14 27 203 51.9 0 1 58 14 229 16.4 0 51 0 0 - 0 -
10/22/2011 @ Buff 11 26 150 42.3 0 0 39 12 67 5.6 1 21 0 0 - 0 -
11/1/2011 @ Toledo 17 26 265 65.4 6 0 71 16 133 8.3 0 22 0 0 - 0 -
11/8/2011 @ BGSU 16 26 294 61.5 2 0 79 17 151 8.9 1 37 0 0 - 0 -
11/15/2011 BallSt 26 36 338 72.2 2 0 44 28 181 6.5 1 49 0 0 - 0 -
11/25/2011 EastMi 9 19 98 47.4 1 0 54 17 148 8.7 1 68 0 0 - 0 -
12/2/2011 Ohio 16 26 250 61.5 3 1 39 13 31 2.4 0 11 0 0 - 0 -
1/8/2012 ArkSt 18 36 274 50.0 2 1 43 9 -3 -0.3 0 10 0 0 - 0 -

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