33  Antoine Harden
Antoine Harden

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, TX

High School:
Lake Highlands HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 177

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
1L


Will work as a regular at wide receiver this fall ... Became one of the team's top receivers during the 2001 season ... Had become a starter at receiver by the fourth game of the year ... Was also used as the Tigers kick returner in 2001 ... 2001: Did not play in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Had his first career pass reception the following week against UT-Chattanooga ... First catch was for 10 yards and a first down ... Caught two passes for 14 yards in win over South Florida ... Had a season high four catches for 39 yards in the Louisville contest ... Caught four more passes for 35 yards in the win over Southern Mississippi ... Best performance of the season came at Houston when he grabbed three passes for 85 yards and one touchdown ... Touchdown came on a 73 yard pass from Danny Wimprine ... Had two catches for 47 yards at East Carolina and had three catches for 49 yards against UAB ... Became the Tigers' kickoff return man in the Louisville game ... Had one return for 55 yards against the Cardinals ... Returned three kicks for 69 yards against Southern Mississippi including a long return of 34 yards ... Had three returns for 45 yards at Houston and four for 50 yards at East Carolina ... Had two kickoff returns for 57 yards in the UAB game and was ranked 70th in the nation in returns ... Had a career day against Tennessee ... Returned a school record eight kickoffs for 160 yards ... His 160 yards ranks as the third highest total in school history ... Caught six passes for 104 yards against the Vols ... His 104 yards were a career high and a high for Tiger receivers through nine games ... Had one rush for 11 yards on a reverse ... Had his second consecutive 100 yard receiving game with 109 yards on three catches against Army ... Had two touchdown catches in the win over the Cadets ... Also logged a 50-yard kickoff return against Army ... Finished the season as the team's leading receiver in yardage and was second in number of receptions ... Was also the team leader in kickoff returns and in yardage ... Had 31 pass receptions in 2001 for 589 yards and four touchdowns ... Averaged 19.0 yards per reception ... Returned 25 kickoffs for 533 yards ... Averaged 21.3 yards per return ... Was ranked 77th in the nation in kickoff returns in 2001 and was ranked 99 in the nation in receiving yards per game ... 2000: Was assigned as a wide receiver in fall camp ... Was trying to overcome disc surgery in his lower back that kept him out of action in the fall of 1999 ... Saw his first collegiate action in the Louisiana-Monroe game ... Had two offensive snaps as a receiver and played on special teams snap ... Spent the remainder of the spring working on the offensive scout team ... Worked against the number one defense throughout the fall of 2000 ... Saw limited participation in spring drills due to back problems ... Was able to run on restricted basis ... Had continuing problems with stiffness in his lower back ... 1999: Reported to camp in the fall of 1999 but it was discovered that he had two ruptured disc in his lower back ... Left school before the semester started and returned to Dallas, Texas, to have back surgery ... Had surgery in October and spent the remainder of the fall rehabbing in Texas ... Reenrolled in the spring and started his collegiate career as a freshman ... Prep: A wide receiver and defensive back at Lake Highlands High School ... Was named to the Dallas Morning News Top 100 Prospects List ... Was named to the 1998 all-district and all-region team ... Was named to the honorable mention Texas all-State team in 1998 ... Recorded three pass interceptions in the Richardson (TX) Berkner game ... Had seven pass interceptions and eight blocked kicks during the 1998 season ... Season statistics read 56 tackles, eight interceptions, eight blocked kicks and three fumble recoveries ... Helped his team to a 9-6 record and a berth in the state 5A Division playoffs ... Had three blocked kicks in state playoff game against Austin Westlake ... Advanced to the semifinals for the third time in four seasons ... Holds the school record for the most pass interceptions in a game with three and most blocked kicks in a game (three) and in a season (eight) ... Also ran track at Lake Highlands ... Had an Accutrack time of 10.6 in spring of 1998 ... Is the brother of Tiger players Andrew and Anthony Harden and a teammate of Tiger signee Wade Smith ... Played for coach Gerry Gayden at Lake Highlands ... Born: 7/31/81 ... Son of Sharon Harden and Bernard Allen.

Statistics

ReceivingGNoYdsAvgTdsLG
20001/0000.000
200110/83158919.0473
Totals11/83158919.0473
Kick ReturnsGNoYdsAvgTdsLG
20008/024824.0033
200110/82553321.3055
Totals18/82758121.5055

Career Highs
Most Pass Receptions/Game: 6 vs Tennessee (`01)
Most Yards Receiving/Game: 109 vs East Army (`01)
Longest Pass Reception: 73 vs Houston (`01)
Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 2 vs Army (`01)
Most Kickoff Returns/Game: 8 vs Tennessee (`01)
Most Kickoff Return Yards: 160 vs Tennessee (`01)
Longest Kickoff Return: 55 vs Louisville (`01)

Game-By-Game Review

Receiving

YearOpponentRecptYdsAvgTdsLG
9/8/01UT-Chattanooga11010.0010
9/23/01South Florida2147.0014
9/29/01Louisville4399.8014
10/6/01Southern Miss4358.0012
10/13/01Houston38528.3173
10/20/01East Carolina24723.5040
10/27/01UAB34916.3027
11/10/01Tennessee610417.3036
11/17/01Army310936.3267
11/24/01Cincinnati39732.3146
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