Heath Harding
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Heath  Harding
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Dayton, Ohio

High School:
Dayton Christian

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
Defensive Back

Accolades:
2017 - Bednarick Preseason Watch List 
2017 - Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List
2017 - Jim Thorpe Award Watch List
2016 - First team All-MAC
2014 - Named Miami`s Defensive Skill Player of the Year 
2013 - Named Miami`s Newcomer Of the Year 

2016:
First-team All-MAC … started all 13 games … finished season with 67 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, four interceptions and 11 pass breakups … had seven tackles, one interception and three pass breakups in a win over Ball State … had nine stops and an interception versus Ohio … had eight tackles and 3.0 tackles for loss versus Eastern Illinois.

2015: Played in three games before suffering a season-ending injury ... recorded four tackles.

2014: Played in 12 games, making nine starts named Miami's Defensive Skill Player of the Year ... finished with 98 tackles and two interceptions ... recorded 13 tackles against Buffalo ... had nine tackles, a fumble recovery, and one interception against UMass ... recorded 16 tackles against Northern Illinois ... had 14 tackles versus Central Michigan.

2013: Played in 12 games, making nine starts ... finished the year with 56 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, three interceptions and four pass breakups ... led the team with those three interceptions ... made his first career start versus Cincinnati, finishing the contest with seven tackles and an interception ... had six tackles and a pick at UMass ... had eight tackles and a forced fumble versus Central Michigan ... recorded seven tackles and two tackles for loss versus Akron.

High School: Was a nominee for Ohio's Mr. Football ... won first-team all-state and all-area honors, being selected as the area's Offensive Player of the Year ... rushed for 5,124 yards, averaging 14.1 yards per carry during career ... his 102 total touchdown ranked seventh all-time in the Ohio prep record book as of the end of 2012 ... also averaged 26 yards per reception ... as a defensive player, recorded 177 tackles and six interceptions ... played running back and cornerback for Dayton Christian coach Dave Amlin ... the Warriors had a 19-2 record over the last two seasons.

Personal: Born December 16, 1994 ... son of Heath Harding and Danielle Adams ... double majoring in Journalism and Sport Leadership & Management.

Career Highs:
Tackles: 16 at Northern Illinois (10/18/14)
Solo: 15 at Northern Illinois (10/18/14)
Assist: 3 at Kentucky (9/7/13)
Sacks: None
TFL: 3.0 vs. EIU (9/10/16)
Interception: 1, Several Times
PBU: 3 vs. Ball St (11/22/16)