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Thursday, June 28, 2012

BYU Football: Did you know? (Having A 1,000 Yard Rusher)

The Brigham Young Cougars are much better known for prolific quarterbacks, but, over the last 20 years, BYU running backs have regularly broken the 1,000 yard barrier.
Did you know that since 1992, BYU has not gone more than three seasons without having a 1,000 yard rusher?
The three season dry spell has happened only once: 2002-04. However, it will be repeated this year if BYU does not have a 1,000 yard rusher.

Over the past 20 seasons, BYU has had 10 running backs reach 1,000 yards, including five consecutive seasons from 2005-09.

BYU has gone two consecutive seasons without a 1,000 yard rusher three times: 1995-96, 1999-2000, and 2010-11.

Here is the complete list of leading rushers since 1992.

2011—JJ Di Luigi: 116 carries, 584 yards
2010—JJ Di Luigi: 178 carries, 917 yards
2009—Harvey Unga: 208 carries, 1,087 yards
2008—Harvey Unga: 240 carries, 1,132 yards
2007—Harvey Unga: 244 carries, 1,227 yards
2006—Curtis Brown: 201 carries, 1,010 yards
2005—Curtis Brown: 210 carries, 1,123 yards
2004—Curtis Brown: 158 carries, 784 yards
2003—Reynaldo Brathwaite: 145 carries, 812 yards
2002—Marcus Whalen: 181 carries, 918 yards
2001—Luke Staley: 196 carries, 1582 yards
2000—Luke Staley: 130 carries, 479 yards
1999—Fahu Tahi: 102 carries, 445 yards
1998—Ronney Jenkins: 252 carries, 1,307 yards
1997—Brian McKenzie: 218 carries, 1,004 yards
1996—Brian McKenzie: 167 yards, 950 yards
1995—Hema Heimuli: 112 carries, 449 yards
1994—Jamal Willis: 204 carries, 1,042 yards
1993—Kalin Hall: 113 carries, 567 yards
1992—Jamal Willis: 204 carries, 1,004 yards

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