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Mike Hart (running Back)

Date of birth : 1986-04-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Syracuse, N.Y.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-22

Mike Hart is an American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.

Signed as FA with Colts on December 2, 2009...originally was D6c-08 choice of Colts...was waived on September 5, 2009...signed to Colts practice squad on September 6, 2009...signed as FA with Colts on October 3, 2009...was waived on November 24, 2009...signed to Colts practice squad on November 25, 2009.

CAREER

2010: Appeared in seven games, starting one at RB…was inactive at Houston 9/12, at Philadelphia 11/7, vs. Cincinnati 11/14, at New England 11/21 and at Tennessee 12/9…was active, but did not play vs. San Diego 11/28…was 2-4 rushing vs. NY Giants 9/19…was 2-(-4) rushing at Jacksonville 10/3..was 11-50, 1 TD rushing and 1-5 receiving…rushing attempts and yards were both career-highs…was 11-43 rushing at Washington 10/17…was 12-84 rushing and 3-19 receiving in start vs. Houston 11/1…rushing attempts, rushing yards and receptions were all career-highs…was 5-8 rushing and 2-1 receiving vs. Dallas 12/5.

2009: Appeared in nine games as reserve RB and on special teams…was inactive at Tennessee 10/11, at St. Louis 10/25 and at Baltimore 11/22…also spent time on practice squad…was 26-70, 1 TD rushing and 5-54 receiving…also had two special teams tackles…was 10-28, 1 TD rushing and 2-16 receiving at Buffalo 1/3. POST-SEASON: Saw action as reserve RB vs. Baltimore 1/16 in Divisional Playoffs, vs. NYJ 1/24 in AFC Championship Game and vs. New Orleans 2/7 in Super Bowl XLIV…was 9-18 rushing and 1-9 receiving…was 6-11 rushing and 1-9 receiving vs. Baltimore…was 1-3 rushing vs. NYJ…was 2-4 rushing vs. New Orleans.

2008: Appeared in first five games as reserve RB and on special teams…was placed on injured reserve on 10/14…was 2-9 rushing and 1-18 receiving…was 1-7 rushing in first NFL appearance vs. Chicago 9/7 and 1-2 rushing and 1-18 receiving vs. Baltimore 10/12.

COLLEGE

Four-year starter who opened 39 of 43 career games…was 1,015-5,040, 41 TDs rushing and 67-566, 2 TDs receiving…set school rushing records in attempts and yards, while his 41 TDs rank 3rd...ranks 4th in Big Ten history in career rushes, 4th in yards and 11th in TDs…produced school records with 28 career 100+-yard games, 12 150+-yard games and five 200+-yard games…also had school-record 1,082 ‘touches’…started 10 games as senior…was 265-1,361, 14 TDs rushing and 8-50 receiving…had nine 100+-yard games and converted 12-of-14 third-downs…was Second-Team All-America choice by The NFL Draft Report, Associated Press and Walter Camp Football Foundation…was finalist for Doak Walker Award…team co-captain was named team’s MVP…was Second-Team All-Big Ten choice by league’s coaches and media…led conference and ranked 6th in nation with 136.1 rushing yards per game…missed games against Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin with ankle injury…was 23-188, 3 TDS vs. Appalachian State and 35-187, 2 TDs vs. Notre Dame…was 22-215, 3 TDs vs. Eastern Michigan…was 32-129, 2 TDs in Capital One Bowl win vs. Florida…started 13 games as junior…was 318-1,562, 14 TDs rushing and 17-125 receiving…rushing totals marked career-bests, while yardage total ranked 5th-best in school history…was First-Team All-America choice by The NFL Draft Report and Second-Team All-America from Associated Press, Walter Camp Football Foundation and The Sporting News…was finalist for Doak Walker Award and Walter Camp Player-of-the-Year Award…was Maxwell Award semi-finalist and finished 5th in Heisman Trophy voting…was First-Team All-Big Ten selection by league’s coaches and media…had nine 100+-yard games…was 23-142, 3 TDs at Ohio State…started eight games as sophomore…missed four games due to injury and led team with 150-662, 4 TDs rushing…also was 16-154, 1 TD receiving…was 36-218 at Michigan State for top rushing totals…started eight of 12 games as freshman…set school freshman rushing record with 282-1,455, 9 TDs and was career-best 26-237, 1 TD receiving…ranked as 2nd-highest single-season rushing total by a freshman in Big Ten history…became third true freshman in conference history to lead league in rushing, joining Ron Dayne (Wisconsin, 1996) and Darrel Thompson (Minnesota, 1986)…had school-record three 200+-yard games, all consecutive (40-234, 3 TDs at Illinois; 33-206 at Purdue; 33-224, 1 TD vs. Michigan State)…was Freshman All-America choice by The Sporting News…was First-Team All-Big Ten selection and named conference’s Freshman Player-of-the-Year…majored in general studies.

PERSONAL

Full name is Michael Hart…born in Syracuse, N.Y.…attended Onondaga Central (Nedrow, N.Y.) High School…was three-time Class D and C Player-of-the-Year and led team to three state titles…was First-Team all-state and was Co-Player-of-the-Year for Central New York as junior…rushed for 11,232 yards on 935 carries for career and holds national high school records for TDs in a career (204), most consecutive 100+-yard rushing games (47), career 100+-yard rushing games (47) and career points (1,246)…had 67 total TDs as senior and was 239-3,489, 58 TDs rushing…scored state-record 61 rushing touchdowns as junior…averaged 10 points and five steals for basketball team…single…resides in Syracuse, N.Y.


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