All-Conference selection as both a senior and red-shirt junior.
Carried the ball 347 times for 1,601 yards and 17 scores last season and
caught 12 passes for 63 yards. Sat
out the 2001 season after being diagnosed with a benign tumor in his right heel. Totals the prior campaign were 151/841/10 on the ground with
3/47/1 as a pass catcher.
Big interior back who's progressed throughout his college career
and proven he can handle the load of the offense. Patient runner who finds the running lanes, works to finish
the play and is rarely knocked off his feet by the first defender.
Packs a wallop and carries opponents several yards before being brought
down or falls forward and tackled, picking up precious yards.
Tremendous strength in his lower body, leg drive; and keeps his feet
moving up the field.
Not a nifty or
elusive ball carrier, lacks the great footwork and has only marginal skills
running outside of tackle. Lacks a
burst through the hole and skills in the open field, only an average receiver.
Analysis: Grind it out, work-horse type running back who needs a lot of carries. Proved at the Senior Bowl that he does not have the speed to be a feature runner at the next level but could be a competent short yardage ball handler.