(INDIO) – The four-time champion SoCal Coyotes stayed true to their Run ‘n’ Shoot roots Tuesday with the signing of sensational, record-shattering Campbellsville University 2015 NAIA All-American slotback/kick returner Jarrod Harrington, an explosive game-breaker who started 42 games in his career, amassed 4,450 career all-purpose yards, and was the best in the nation this year with 1,993 total yards.

harrington.coyote.300The electrifying Harrington, 5-8, 190, is a two-time All-American (2014-15) and All-Mid-South Conference performer, who hauled in 81 catches for 1,053 yards in 2015. He owns Campbellsville records for single-game all-purpose yards (375); single-game receptions (14); and career receptions (192).

Harrington rejoins quarterback Jacob Russell, who signed with the Coyotes earlier this month. Russell is the 2015 NAIA Offensive Player of the Year at Campbellsville, where he and Harrington commanded the nation’s number-one NAIA offense. Russell and Harrington were major reasons Campbellsville claimed two straight division championships in two seasons at the school.

The education major becomes the fourth All-American signed this offseason by the  Coyotes professional non-profit sports leadership organization. The defending LCFL champion Coyotes, who went 11-1 last year, are chasing a fifth championship when they begin play this fall in the vaunted Southern California Football League, home to the nation’s top four teams.

The son of James Phillips and Katie Harrington, Jarrod joins the most heralded Coyote rookie class in franchise history. The Coyotes, who put up a club record 5,543 total yards last season, have reloaded the Silver Stretch with a stunning array of weapons that includes Harrington, All-American tailback back Dylan Peebles, and wideouts Chad Ward Jr. and Christian Collis.

Harrington attended Boyle County High School in Danville, Kentucky, where he led the Rebels to a two-time class 4-A state championship and a 30-0 record over those two years. He was also a first-team, all-conference corner, and played in the classic prep Kentucky v. Tennessee All-Star game, where he earned Defensive Player of the Game.

Jarrod was a volunteer for the ‘Breakfast of Champions’ program, where the top players in the area committed their free time to read books and talk to young kids about sports, life and faith.

Director of player personnel Marvin Jones and team president Don West Jr. finalized Harrington’s transition to America’s #1 Developmental Pro Football Program late Tuesday afternoon. Athletic Director Sean Tully said Harringtonwill be enrolled in the team’s Head of Household Work Leadership (HOWL) Program and will complete his orientation and medical intake with Director of Operations Cinthia Paiz Wednesday.

Harrington reports to the Coyotes July 28. The team opens at home at Shadow Hills August 13, against the Central Coast Seminoles of Oxnard.

ON THE FIELD, 70 PLAYERS EACH YEAR earn the distinction of ‘Defending the Shield’ in the uniform of the SoCal Coyotes. Many will earn a shot with NFL, CFL or AFL opportunities, or graduate into business careers. Off the field, more than 30,000 Coachella Valley youth annually participate in Coyote Leadership Training and receive published Coyote Leadership Curriculum.

THE SOCAL COYOTES affect every community they touch. Coyote programs reach thousands of youth through coordinated efforts with numerous local charitable and civic organizations, including Boys & Girls Clubs, the YMCA, the Desert Strength Academy, the Boys & Girl Scouts of America, and Rotary International.

DISCOVER how The Pro Football Educator, operated by former Denver Broncos GM and two-time Super Bowl winner Ted Sundquist, selected the SoCal Coyotes as America’s #1 Developmental Pro Football Program. Visit www.thesocalcoyotes.com.

-Michele Tully, Director of Marketing ([email protected])

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