Running the ball comes naturally to Lunney

This past season, one of the top JUCO rushers in the entire country was College of the Siskyous RB Patrick Lunney (5-8, 185). The talented ball-carrier rushed for over 1,500 yards and put up 12 touchdowns as well, but even with that productivity, he's still waiting to find a home at a four-year program...

Lunney prepped at Mount Shasta High School and is the All-Time leading rusher in North Section California High School with 599 carries for 5,100 yards and 56 touchdowns. He was unable to qualify for a four-year scholarship, so he decided to head to College of the Siskiyous to continue his football career.

"I wanted to keep playing ball and I figured since I had to go to a JC, why not stay close to home and go to Siskiyous," Lunney said. "I really enjoyed myself the past two years and I had a lot of fun. I feel like the coaches here really used me well and showed off what I could do."

This fall, Lunney used his 4.46 speed and outstanding vision to lead the state with 1,529 yards and 12 touchdowns while earning 1st Team All-Conference honors.

"I can run inside or get in space," Lunney said. "I'm a pretty good receiver out of the backfield too, but they didn't use me a lot in that way.

"Really, I'll do anything a team needs me to do. As long as I can get a chance to keep playing, I'll be happy."

Lunney already has his AA degree and he's got two years to play two at the next level.

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