Look at these numbers: he threw for 8,944 career yards on 687-of-1,110 passing for a 61.9 completion percentage with 26 interceptions and 68 touchdown passes. He rushed for 2,983 yards on 538 carries with 24 touchdowns and averaged 5.5 yards per carry. He compiled 11,927 yards of total offense to rank third all-time in the Mid-American Conference behind Marshall's Byron Leftwich and LeFevour.
Last season, he led the Huskies to three come-from-behind wins in which they trailed by at least 13 points.
"We were able to do some nice things there," Harnish said in a humble tone.
For all his confidence, Harnish became unsure of being picked, as the NFL Draft was nearing its end on Saturday. He was at his cousin's house in Boston, Indiana when the call came from the Colts just before the final pick.
"I was shocked," Harnish said. "I was unbelievably surprised, yet elated. Indianapolis has been my hometown team. My grandparents have had season tickets. To get the call from them is just unbelievable."