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1997- Considered to be one of the top FB in the nation...winner of the Michigan Bob Ufer Award for spirit...saw action in 10 of 11 games this season...started eight times...played in the Rose Bowl...1996- Limited to 30 carries due to an injury-plagued season...played in all 12 games for the Wolverines...gained season high carries in the Outback Bowl...1995- Saw action in the Alamo Bowl...had special teams tackle...made 1st career start...1994- Saw action in all 12 games...excellent "hitter" on special teams...had one carry in Holiday Bowl...made career debut vs. Boston College...High School: Listed as an All-American FB, #6 tailback in the nation & #4 overall prospect coming out of the Midwest by Prep Football Report...rated the 7th prep running back by Super Prep...ranked 4th best FB in the nation by National Recruiting Advisor...rated the 3rd in the nation by Blue Chip...named to the all-city, all-metro, & all-state Dream Teams of the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press...chosen as an all-American by Reebok, Shutt, & Parade Magazine...picked for the 2nd team All-USA offense team by USA Today...played in the All-American Bowl (Pa.)...four year letter-winner on track team at Cooley High School (Mich.)...
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Rushing: ‘97- 59 No.- 262 yds.- 2 TD...’96- 30 No.- 101 yds...’95- 48 No.- 182 yds...’94- 7 No.- 71 yds...Receiving-’97- 7 No.- 83 yds...’96- 3 No.- 23 yds...’95- 4 No.- 19 yds.
He may be a little bit of an underrated player as he was not featured in Michigan's offense, but has been productive when carrying the ball. He has only had one full year as a starter, finishing 1997 with 262 yards and 2 TDs while catching 7 passes. He shows some ability as an inside runner in his limited carries, but doesn't have a lot of range or avoid in the open field. He is basically a straigh line, inside guy with some quickness. He does play with good toughness and aggressiveness and will attack the defender and shows the abiltiy to be an unselfish and effective blocker. He does not have great adjust in the open field as a runner or blocker and, at times, looks a little stiff and straight line. He is only an adequate athlete, but he has played in a big time program and may be a little better if he gets a chance to carry the ball more. He is not a true runner or a dominating blocker, but he is a pretty good football player that may find a role.
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