Stepping Stones: Lance Dunbar

Haltom RB Lance Dunbar burst onto the DFW scene in 2006, as the 5'9 185 pound transfer from New Orleans De LaSalle with 4.5 speed rushed for 1063 yards and 13 touchdowns in only 8 games for the Buffaloes.

Dunbar who as a sophomore started at safety at De LaSalle HS in New Orleans was named first team all 5-5A in 2006 as a member of the Buffaloes. Despite playing in former HC Clayton George's wide open offense Dunbar was still able to put up some excellent numbers.

Lance who boasts a bench press of 260 pounds and a squat max of 345 pounds along with a 30 inch vertical leap says it was a smooth transition this year, "It was tough at first not knowing anyone, but my teammates made me feel at home and once I felt comfortable my play just got better."

Dunbar who plans on running track this year says his biggest strength is vision, "I think I have real good vision, I just seem to find holes, this off-season I want to work on my speed and strength, I would also like to improve my blitz pickup and receiving skills." Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Missouri, Texas Tech, Texas A&M and TCU have shown interest in the Haltom RB.

Last summer Lance did manage to spend some time with the Haltom 7 on 7 team which did advance to the state tournament in College Station. This off-season look for Dunbar to once again contribute in 7 on 7 along with attending the Nike Combine at Texas A&M University.

The running back from Haltom High says he may major in Business, and that academics along with location will both play key factors in deciding where he lands for college. "I would like to make my decision before the season starts, I want to focus on my senior season. I want to help get us to the playoffs and personally I would like to push 2000 yards and 20 touchdowns." With a change at Head Coach to a more ground oriented offense, those high expectations could be met in 2007 for Dunbar.


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