BIO: Four-year starter who posted 176/813/7 as a senior also adding 12/68 catching the ball. All-Conference selection the previous season totaling 245/1,162/12 on the ground. Impacted the program as a freshman producing career numbers of 302/1,732/15.
POSITIVES: Super tough ballhandler with outstanding intangibles. Patient, sees the field and waits for blocks to develop. Quickly finds the running lanes, drives up the field and displays top run instincts. Possesses a burst through the hole and works to pick up positive yardage. Solid receiver out of the backfield who displays good eye/hand coordination and lays out to make the tough grab. Picks up blocking assignments and gives good effort.
NEGATIVES: Possesses marginal playing speed and cannot run to daylight. Not a ballcarrier who can quickly cut back against the grain or create when nothing is available. Suffered a major knee injury in .02.
ANALYSIS: A high motor running back who handled a lot of carries on the college level, Kretschmer is a straight-line runner who is limited by speed. His tenacity and football intelligence gives him a slight chance to make it as a team.s fourth back.