Senior Year (2006): Played in all 12 games with 11 starts at tailback...enters the Emerald Bowl as the starter at tailback...tops on the team with 525 rushing yards and 43.8 yards per game...second on the squad at 4.3 yards per carry...had a season-high 115 yards and one touchdown against Rice (9/26)...posted a career-best 21 rushes for 80 yards versus Western Michigan (11/18)...fourth on the team at 303 receiving yards and 25.2 yards per game...notched a career-high 105 yards - including a personal-best 73-yard reception that was the seventh-longest in the conference - on four catches at NC State (10/5)...caught a career-high eight passes - the eighth highest single-game total in the ACC his year - for 75 yards versus Boston College (10/21)...has made 16 career starts at running back...comes into the Emerald Bowl with 15 career touchdowns (13 rushing, 2 receiving) ... 11th player in school history to rush for 2,000 yards, he currently ranks seventh in school history with 2,298 yards...needs 122 yards to reach 1,000 for his career to become the second player in FSU history (Warrick Dunn) with 2,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards...only player on the team from California.
At Florida State: One of the top running backs in the nation who returns for his senior season after leading Florida State in rushing as a junior in 2005...listed as the No. 5 senior tailback in the country by ESPN's Mel Kiper, Jr...a preseason Street & Smith's honorable mention All-American...named to the Maxwell Award watch list...an elusive runner with breakaway speed, he will combine with sophomore Antone Smith to form one of the most dangerous backfields in the nation...has averaged 5.0 yards per carry over his FSU career...led the Seminoles' in rushing in seven games during his junior season and has been the team's leading rusher 13 times in his career (five times as a sophomore, once as a freshman)...has three 100-yard games in his career despite only starting five games...recorded 100-yard games in two of his five career starts (130 vs. Duke in 2004, 112 vs. Clemson in 2005)...ranks 12th in school history in career rushing yards (1,773) and is only 15 yards shy of former Seminole Dexter Carter who ranks 11th with 1,783 career yards...leads all returning ACC backs in career rushing yardage...has played in 33 consecutive games and 35 of 36 since his redshirt freshman season...has accounted for more than 2,000 all-purpose yards during his college career -- 1,773 rushing, 575 receiving...named the offense's Most Valuable Player along with Antone Smith by the coaching staff in the spring of 2006...was also named the team's most dependable running back by the coaches during the spring.
Junior Year (2005): Enjoyed an impressive junior campaign despite splitting carries with senior Leon Washington...led the Seminoles in rushing seven times and recorded the team's only 100-yard rushing game of the season, a 112-yard effort against Clemson...led all Florida State backs with more than 40 carries in rushing attempts (119), yards (552), yards per rush (4.6), rushing yards per game (42.5), and rushing touchdowns (4)...set a career-high for starts in 2005, starting three consecutive games against NC State, Clemson and Florida ...finished with a strong performance in the Orange Bowl against Penn State, highlighted by a 50-yard catch and run to give FSU a 13-7 lead in the second quarter...recorded the team's longest running play of the season with his 58-yard first quarter scamper at Virginia...tied his previous career-high for rushing touchdowns with four...proved once again to be a weapon in the passing game, finishing third on the team with a career-high 38 catches ...caught a pass in 11 of FSU's 13 games...also notched career-highs in receiving yards (329), yards per reception (8.7), and receiving touchdowns (2)...his two touchdowns and 329 receiving yards ranked third and fifth, respectively, among all FSU receivers...recorded the team's longest touchdown reception during the 2005 season with a career-long 71-yard catch and run vs. Syracuse...registered touchdowns in six different games, helping the team to a 5-1 record in those contests.
Sophomore Year (2004): Played in all 12 games including the Gator Bowl against West Virginia and earned starting assignments against Maryland and Duke...ranked as the teams' second leading rusher with a single-season career-high 887 yards...tied for second on the team with four rushing touchdowns and third on the team in total offense with a 73.9 yards per game average...ran for a career-high 130 yards on 15 carries in the Seminoles' victory over Duke...also gained 123 yards on 15 carries and scored two touchdowns as Florida State defeated Virginia...gained 100 yards or more twice (against Duke and Virginia) and 70 yards or more four more times (UAB, Clemson, North Carolina and Syracuse)...took on the bulk of the carries in the Seminoles' offense midway through the season when Leon Washington was sidelined with a separated shoulder...all four touchdowns came in Florida State victories -- two against Virginia and one each against North Carolina and NC State...touchdown against the Tar Heels extended the Seminoles' lead to 14-3 in the second quarter while his single-game career-high two touchdowns in the Seminoles' 36-3 victory over Virginia in Doak Campbell Stadium...four-yard touchdown run against the Wolfpack proved to be the game-winner with 6:38 remaining in the third quarter and gave the Seminoles a 14-10 lead on their way to the 17-10 victory...set up the winning touchdown with a 25-yard pass reception from Wyatt Sexton that gave Florida State a first and goal situation from the Wolfpack six-yard line...led the team in rushing against Clemson (92 yards), Virginia (123 yards), Maryland (51 yards), Duke (130 yards) and Florida (25 yards)...had at least one reception in all 11 regular season games.
Freshman Year (2003): Played in 10 of Florida State's 13 games and finished as the Seminoles' third leading rusher with 334 yards behind Greg Jones...ranked third on the team in rushing touchdowns with three and tied for fifth on the team with three touchdowns scored...led FSU in rushing for the first time in his career with 35 yards on 12 carries against Notre Dame...led the Seminoles with six catches against Clemson...began the season in a rush with 129 yards on 18 carries (7.2 yards per carry) against North Carolina and Maryland before injuring his knee against the Terps in the second game of the season...rushed for his single-game career-high of 87 yards and scored his first career touchdown in his first career game against the Tar Heels...touchdown came on a dazzling 21-yard run in the second quarter...also caught four passes for 45 yards and amassed 132 yards of total offense in his debut and was named the ACC Rookie of the Week for his play against the Tar Heels...missed the Georgia Tech, Colorado and Duke games with a sprained knee ligament and a sprained ankle...career-long rush of 71 yards came in Florida State's victory over NC State to clinch the ACC Championship...scored Florida State's first touchdown against Miami in the Orange Bowl on a nine-yard run in the second quarter...had three games of 11 or more carries including Notre Dame...led Florida State in rushing attempts in victories over North Carolina and Notre Dame...the ACC offensive back of the week for his performance against North Carolina in the first game of his Seminole career.
2002: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Graduated from St. Bonaventure High School in 2002...regarded as the nation's top prospect at tailback...named a Parade All-American and to the PrepStar Dream Team...top-rated running back in the nation according to Parade magazine... Rivals100.com's No. 3 rated prospect in the nation...earned USA Today All-USA first-team honors as a senior...No. 1 rated running back in the nation according to Rivals100.com...Tom Lemming's No. 3 overall prospect and No. 2 running back in the country...ran for 2,878 yards and 50 touchdowns as a senior...added 16 receptions for 300 yards and three scores...rushed for 3,103 yards and 49 touchdowns as a junior...compiled state records of 8,502 rushing yards and 137 touchdowns during his three-year high school career...led his team to a 42-0 record during his varsity career...earned Player of the Year honors for the state of California as a junior...selected Florida State over Notre Dame, USC and Washington.
Personal: Born June 14, 1984...majoring in social science.