Donovan Harden
Donovan Harden


Rialto, Calif.

High School:
Rancho Cucamonga

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170




Donnelly Named Freshman All-American by College Sports Journal

The redshirt freshman linebacker was a 2012 MVFC All-Newcomer Team selection.


No. 15 Redbirds Advance in FCS Playoffs, Beat No. 6 Appalachian State 38-37 in OT

ISU will travel to Eastern Washington for the quarterfinals next Saturday.


No. 11 Redbirds Drop Regular Season Finale, 38-20, to No.1 Bison

Redbirds finish the season 8-3 overall and will be hopeful for a playoff berth when selections are announced Sunday on ESPNU.


Watch the Weekly Football and Volleyball Press Conference Live

The press conference will be streamed live on


No. 11 Redbirds Wrap Up Home Stand Against Missouri State

The Redbirds will be looking to move to 7-1 for the first time since 1967.


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ISU vs. NDSU football


Illinios State Vs. North Dakota State

November 17, 2012


MSU vs. ISU 10/20/12



Illinois State vs. Youngstown State

The Illinois State football team takes on the Youngstown State Penguins


Illinois State vs. Eastern Illinois

September 15, 2012

2012: Played in all 13 games, with eight starts ... was second on the team with six touchdown receptions ... was third on the team with 46 receptions for 617 yards ... averaged 13.4 yards-per-catch ... also carried the ball eight times for 37 yards ... was the team's primary punt returner, with 18 returns for 150 yards ... returned three kickoffs for an average of 19.3 yards-per-return ... caught a pair of touchdowns and finished with a career-best nine catches for 94 yards in the overtime win vs. Eastern Illinois ... recorded first career 100-plus yard receiving performance at South Dakota, finishing with three catches for 137 yards ... included in that was a team-best 79-yard touchdown reception ... caught seven passes for 97 yards in a win over Youngstown State ... caught five passes for 68 yards with a touchdown in the second-round playoff victory at Appalachian State.

2011: Selected as a member of the College Sports Journal All-Freshman Team ... played in 10 games for the Redbirds ... led the team with 13 punt returns for 119 yards (9.2 avg.) ... ranked 23rd in the country in yards per punt return (9.15) ... also had 10 kick returns for 235 yards for a team-leading 23.5 average ... returned three kickoffs, including one for a career-long 40 yards, against Missouri State ... returned five punts for 83 yards, including a long of 45 yards, in a win at Missouri State ... recorded 117 all-purpose yards in that game against the Bears ... has also caught six passes for 47 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown catch against Western Illinois, and rushed twice for 24 yards on offense.

Rancho Cucamonga HS: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Nick Baiz ... amassed over 1,500 yards receiving and recorded 17 touchdown catches as a senior ... named a first-team all-league, all-area and all-state selection in final season while helping team to a league championship ... earned second-team all-league honors as a junior, after recording over 900 yards receiving and nine touchdowns ... also helped team to league championships as a junior and sophomore.

Personal: Born September 10, 1993, in Pomona, Calif. ... son of Jeffrey and Cordelia Harden ... has a sister, Le'Anna ... member of the honor roll in high school.