Rutgers’ Duron Harmon Named a Finalist for the ARA Sportsmanship Award

By Matt Sugam

Rutgers safety Duron Harmon has been named a finalist for the Awards and Recognition Association’s (ARA) Sportsmanship Award. The award — now in it’s eight year — is given to one NCAA Division I college football player who best displays the spirit of sportsmanship.

Harmon is one of 10 finalists for the award. Former Scarlet Knight and current Cincinnati Bengal Brian Leonard won the award in 2006.

The Mangolia, DE is also a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award.

Harmon has developed into one of Rutgers’ top defensive players while also finding success in the classroom. The Mangolia, DE native has a 3.412 GPA while majoring in Labor Studies. He made Rutgers University’s Dean’s List in the spring semester for having a GPA of 3.5 or higher. He’s also made the All-Big East academic team.

Harmon’s also given his time to voulneteer in the community. He’s been involved in  Special Olympics events from 2010-12. He’s been a part of former teamate Eric LeGrand’s charity, Walk to Believe, in 2011 and 2012. Harmon has also been apart of the Big Chill 5k Toy Drive in 2010 and Urban Impact’s Hurricane Irene Cleanup Project in 2011 and 2012.

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