UNLV: A tall, hard-working athlete who was awarded a scholarship before the 2009 season ... Listed No. 2 at tight end position after spring practice.
2010: Played in all 13 games, including starting seven at tight end ... Finished third on team with 16 receptions for 163 yards ... Led squad in catches with a career-high six for a career-high 58 yards at West Virginia ... Also caught five passes for 50 yards, including a career-long 17-yarder, in a win over Wyoming.
2009: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in 11 of 12 games, including contributing on special teams ... Caught two passes for nine yards for his first stats as a collegian.
2008: A member of the squad but did not play.
2007: Redshirted season while practicing at defensive end position after walking on.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Grapevine (TX) HS ... Lettered three seasons for coach Gary Mullins ... Played all over the field at LB, DE and TE but was named one of the Lone Star State's top 20 linebackers by Dave Campbell's Texas Football in 2006 ... Named all-district as a senior linebacker for the Mustangs.
PERSONAL: John Austin Harrington was born on Sept. 22, 1988, in Fort Worth, TX ... The son of John and Kim Harrington ... Has an older sister, Haley ... Majoring in communication studies with a minor in entertainment management.