Anthony Harding
Anthony  Harding

Turlock, Calif.

High School:


Bulldogs Bowl Eligible with Win Over Utah State

Fresno State 38, Utah State 27

Fresno State: Despite being third on the depth chart before the 2008 season, emerged as the leading rusher and most consistent back ... has a knack for getting tough yards ... owns five 100-yard rushing games in his career ... led the team in the New Mexico Bowl with 120 yards and two touchdowns ... a versatile and intelligent student-athlete. (2008) Led the Dogs in rushing with 822 yards and scored six touchdowns ... averaged 5.6 yards per carry ... added 14 receptions for 123 yards ... earned Academic All-WAC honors ... had a career-high 157 yards against Hawaii ... scored four touchdowns in his final three games, two each against San Jose State and in the New Mexico Bowl vs. Colorado State ... also had a 100-yard game against New Mexico State (101). (2007) Played in all 13 games and rushed for 449 total yards and had five touchdowns on the year ... was key to the Bulldogs victory at New Mexico State as he rushed for a career-high 121 yards ... had 231 yards combined in his last two games combined, including 115 against Kansas State ... fourth on the team in rushing. (2006) Played in 12 games in his first year in the program ... finished third on the team in rushing with 141 yards, 102 of which came in the final three games ... had a season-best six carries for 62 yards and a 39-yard touchdown against Idaho ... averaged 4.7 yards per carry ... had three receptions for 31 yards out of the backfield.

High School: Rushed for 1,646 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior for Pittman, which had a record of 8-4 ... averaged 8.6 yards per carry ... added 15 receptions for 225 yards and two more touchdowns ... had 14 tackles and one interception on defense ... averaged 21.5 yards per kickoff returns and had a 95-yard return for a touchdown against Bever High ... rushed for five touchdowns and a season high 196 yards against Johanson in his team's 43-14 win ... rushed for more than 100 yards in 11 of 12 games ... guided his team to consecutive Central California Conference Championships ... Modesto Bee All-Stanislaus District selection and conference MVP.

Personal: Born June 25, 1988 in Turlock, Calif. ... parents are Pamela and Keith Harding ... has one brother, Will, a former Bulldog cornerback, and one sister, Angelica ... hobbies are playing video games, sleeping, and eating chili dogs ... lists his favorite athlete as Walter Payton ... lists his biggest athletic thrill as scoring the game wining two point conversion against his high school rival Turlock High .... admires his parents ... selected Fresno State over Arizona, ASU, Boise State and Nevada.

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