Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2012: Scheduled to start at left offensive guard ... anchored the Blue Devil offensive front with seven starting assignments at center in 2011, filling in for Brian Moore, who suffered a broken arm in August prior to the season ... very physical and intelligent lineman ... has starting experience at both guard and center during his tenure at Duke ... could also play tackle if needed ... in 23 career games (14 starts), has played 1,399 career snaps ... in May, 2012, spearheaded a trip along with nine teammates to Langano, Ethiopia for water well-digging project ... two-time Academic All-ACC pick ... one of five current Duke offensive linemen to have earned Academic All-ACC honors.
2011: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in 11 games with 10 starts ... missed the Wake Forest tilt due to injury ... started seven games (Richmond, Stanford, Boston College, Tulane, FIU, Florida State & Virginia) at center and three weeks (Miami, Georgia Tech & North Carolina) at left guard ... helped Duke rank among the ACC leaders in both passing offense (2nd) and sacks allowed per passing attempt (3rd) ... aided a Blue Devil passing attack that had four players catch 40+ passes for just the second time in school history and first time since 1982 ... part of a Duke line that opened holes for 19 rushing TDs, a total that matched the program’s highest since 1995 ... at the program’s annual banquet, received the Ace Parker Award (presented annually to the player who displays unparalleled commitment to the team and overcomes adversity to contribute) and the Frances Cutcliffe Spirit of Perseverance Award (presented annually to the player who best displays the toughness and perseverance to overcome challenges and continue to strive for victory) at the program’s annual banquet ... played a total of 751 snaps including a season-high 84 at Boston College.
2010: Third team Freshman All-America pick by Phil Steele ... Academic All-ACC choice ... played in all 12 games with four starting assignments ... started the final four games of the season ... on the field for 648 total snaps including a season-high 80 plays against both Virginia and Boston College ... part of an offensive line that ranked third in the league in sacks allowed per passing attempt as the Blue Devils had five players with 30 or more receptions for the just the second time in school history ... helped Duke’s passing attack rank second in the ACC as quarterback Sean Renfree became just the fourth player in school history to throw for 3,000+ yards ... also aided in Duke’s enhanced rushing attack that showed marked improvement in yards per game (+46.5), yards per attempt (+1.2), runs of 20 or more yards (+8) and total rushing TDs (+13).
2009: Did not see game action.
Prior to Duke: Three-year letterman at Boone under Phil Ziglar ... participated in the annual Under Armour All-American Game on January 4, 2009 in Orlando, Fla. ... listed as the 33rd-best offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com ... tabbed the 44th-top offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com ... serving as team captain, helped Boone to an 11-3 record and appearance in the state playoff semifinals in senior season ... named 6A first team all-state by the Florida Sports Writers Association ... All-Dixie Region pick by SuperPrep ... named to the All-Central Florida first team by the Orlando Sentinel ... also earned all-conference and all-county honors and played in the Florida East-West all-star game ... first team all-metro pick as a junior as Boone went 14-1 and reached the state title game ... helped Boone to a three-year ledger of 34-9 ... also lettered in track and field.
Personal: Son of David and Merrie Harding ... father played soccer at N.C. State ... mother earned a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Duke in 1987 ... born January 1, 1991 ... majoring in public policy studies while minoring in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.