Big Role for RB Peoples

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Sophomore Desmon Peoples has a new level of responsibility after winning a key spot on the two-deep in training camp. Peoples saw the field just twice since his senior season at Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood, and can expect a lot more action starting tonight in Seattle.<

Rutgers running back Desmon Peoples could double his career production by halftime if everything goes according to plan tonight against Washington State.

A redshirt year followed by 19 yards on seven touches last year has Peoples set for his biggest role to date. The shifty sophomore is finally healthy, and sits as the primary backup to Paul James after an injury to Savon Huggins and the position change for Justin Goodwin.

Peoples brings a change of pace option to coordinator Ralph Friedgen. At 5-foot-8, 175-pounds, Peoples brings a different look offensively than James, the starter, and had a stellar spring in rounding out his skillset, knowledge of the offense and pass blocking.


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