1993 Winner

Roger Graham
Junior; Running Back
University of New Haven

In 1993, Roger Graham became only the second underclassman to ever win the Harlon Hill Trophy. He won the Division II scoring title with 13.6 points per game and finished second nationally in rushing at 168.7 yards per game. He finished second in all-purpose yards with 231.9 yards per game and was seventh in kickoff returns with 30.4 yards per return. A two-time New England Gold Helment winner, Graham won two ECAC   Player of the Week honors. He rushed for over 100 yards in all 10 games, including two 200-yard games. He extended his regular-season streak to 21 straight 100-yard games and surpassed the 4,000-yard mark in his career, placing him 15th all-time in NCAA history. He set the ECAC career rushing record in 1993. As a junior he had 182 carries for 1,687 yards and 19 TDs and added nine receptions for 116 yards and three scores and 17 kickoff returns for 516 yards and one TD. He became the New England Division II all-time leading rusher with 4,346 yards. Among his school records are ones for yards gained in a game (298), season (1,717) and career (4,346), most rushes in a game (35), season (200) and career (543), rushing touchdowns in a game (5), and season (22), points in a game (30), season (136), and career (318) and touchdowns in a game (5), season (23) and career (53). He led Division II in rushing in 1992 with 1,717 yards in 10 games, the sixth highest total in Division II history. He set an  NCAA record for highest average per rush with 8.59 average in 1992. An AP Small College first-team All-American pick, Graham was  named Sports Illustrated Small College Player of the Week following 298-yard, five touchdown performance against Buffalo in 1992. He rushed for over 100 yards in 28 of his last 29 games. He earned All-ECAC, All-New England Rookie of the Year.

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