"Chris had a great senior year and (NFL) teams took an interest in him," said Harrington.
Meanwhile, Peter Harrington has been watching baby brother Kyle's progress from afar. Peter Harrington, who played for Army, is now serving in Afghanistan and is undoubtedly proud of Kyle. But it works both ways, of course.
"I just talked to my brother (recently), when he called home," said Kyle. "Here he is fighting for our country while I hope to play in the NFL. Those are two extremes. But he's looking forward to coming home and hopefully seeing me play."
SIZING UP KYLE HARRINGTON
Height, weight: 6-foot-4, 295 pounds
Position: Nose tackle/defensive tackle
College football highlights: Played in 38 games, starting in 29, and finished with 142 tackles and six sacks; all-conference second team pick as senior.
Man of strength: Bench press of 435 pounds, ranking second all-time in UMass history.
NFL draft projection: Sixth or seventh round as a DT
Quotable: "With strength like that, they will probably make a nose tackle out of him in the NFL." — Gil Brandt, NFL.com