2?Armond Weh Weh?(6’0/210 RJr)
3?Jamal Jones??(5’8/186 RFr)
5?Daryl Rollins-Davis?(5’9/167 RSo)
6?Warren Wand??(5’5/179 So)
30?Johnston White ??(5’11/188 RJr)
34?Malachi Stout??(5’7/170 Fr.)
36?Katon Hill??(5’10/209 RSo)
44?Logan Moragne??(5’8/205 RSo)
The Red Wolves used the three-headed monster of Michael Gordon, Johnston White, and Warren Wand to roll up over 3000 yards on the ground last season.
Gordon, however, has graduated and taken his 1062 yards and nine touchdowns with him, leaving a hole in the three-pronged attack plan.
White returns as the rushing touchdown leader from last year’s team, as the shifty back from Tennessee found his way to paydirt14 times. “Silky” has the ability to make guys miss and fit himself through very tight cracks in the defensive front for yards. The coaches attribute this to his time in a very downhill, run-oriented, high school attack. White finished the year with 614 yards, and an average of over six yards per carry.
Wand is the returning leader in yardage. The diminutive powder keg wowed crowds with his power and elusiveness as a freshman in 2015 and is hoping for an even more impressive performance in year two. The Oklahoma native rushed for 709 yards and five scores last year.
The coaching staff sought to add a bigger back this offseason and succeeded in landing former Texas Tech back, Armond WehWeh. The 210 pounder is a big, fast, physical back, the likes of which Arkansas State fans haven’t seen since possibly SirGregory Thornton or even further, Reggie Arnold.
The Texas native spent last year at Scottsdale Community College and ran for 1200 plus yards and 11 touchdowns for the Artichokes while averaging eight yards per carry.
Returning to action this year, after redshirting in 2015 to rehabilitate an injury to his knee, is the speedster from Tennessee, Daryl Rollins-Davis. He had a contributory role on special teams as a freshman, until he suffered his injury, but we got to see the speed he brings in the return game. Running backs coach Norval McKenzie has praised Rollins-Davis’ blocking as well as his game breaking ability.
Jamal Jones also redshirted last year, as the back from Memphis suffered an ankle injury late in fall camp. Another smaller back with speed, Jones is built very well and offers another option for the coaching staff.
The third leading returning rusher from the 2015 squad is Logan Moragne, who gained over 200 yards on only 20 carries. The walk-on from Little Rock Central continues to show promise.
Added to the mix are walk-ons Katon Hill of Jonesboro, a bigger back, and Malachi Stout of Springfield, Missouri.
The running back position may very well again be a multi-headed monster, the only question will be: How many heads will it have?
Possible Depth Chart