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October 18, 2016

(STATS) - A broken left foot has ended the college career of Lamar all-time rushing leader Kade Harrington, coach Ray Woodard announced Tuesday.

The senior running back, runner-up for 2015 STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year, was injured during Lamar's 32-31 win over Northwestern State this past Saturday. He underwent an MRI on Monday.

"Kade is a great football player, competitor and leader," Woodard said. "We will miss his fighting spirit in the huddle, but I know he will continue to be the great leader he has been over the past four seasons."

As a junior, Harrington led the FCS in rushing yards (2,092) and all-purpose yards (2,344). He was the Southland player of the year and a STATS first-team All-American.

This season, he rushed for 636 yards and four touchdowns on 123 carries, bringing his career total to 4,348 rushing yards. He also is Lamar's all-time leader in all-purpose yards (5,317), scoring (306 points), rushing touchdowns (44) and 100-yard rushing games (17).

Harrington is expected to be out three to four months before returning to football activities in preparation for Lamar's 2017 pro day.

Freshman Austin Krautz and sophomore Derrion Randle are expected to share carries when the Cardinals (3-3) visit No. 20 Central Arkansas on Saturday.

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