Harman Headlines CMU Kicking Game
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CMU kicker David Harman follows through on a kick during the 2011 season opener against South Carolina State. Harman is entering his third season as the Chippewas placekicker in 2012.
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One of Central Michigan's most potent scoring threats in 2012 will be the right leg of senior kicker David Harman.

Thrust into placekicking role as a walk-on sophomore in 2010, Harman immediately made an impact on the kicking game. His first career field goal attempt was a 31-yard kick late in regulation that forced overtime in an eventual 13-10 loss at Temple, and he made two critical field goals in a 26-22 win over Western Michigan.

Harman proved to be one of the Chippewas' most consistent performers in 2011. He closed the season by making 11 of his final 12 field goal attempts and was a perfect 32-for-32 on point-after attempts; he hit 81.2 percent of his field goals (13-of-16) for the season, the highest percentage of any kicker in the Mid-American Conference with at least 15 attempts. He was twice named MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week and was selected CMU's Special Teams Player of the Year.

The CMU Sports Zone caught up with Harman following Tuesday's practice to get his thoughts on his career and CMU's special teams outlook heading into the 2012 campaign.

Spring Game Set for Saturday: The Chippewas have one more practice before hitting the field Saturday afternoon for the spring game. Kickoff of the spring game is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. The Chippewas' players and coaches will host a free youth skills clinic before the game beginning at 11:30 a.m. Clinic registration and an autograph session with the CMU players begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Indoor Athletic Complex.