August 18, 2006

Rutgers 2006: A look at the running backs

2005 Key Stats:

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Name Attempts Net Gain YPC TD's
Raymell Rice 195 1,120 5.7 5
Brian Leonard 173 740 4.3 11



Key Loss(es): Ishmael Medley, Clarence Pittman,
Markis Facyson



2006 Tailback---Preliminary Depth Chart



1. Ray Rice-Soph.

2. Dimitri Linton-R. Soph.

3. Kordell Young- Frosh.



2006 Fullback---Preliminary Depth Chart



1. Brian Leonard-Sr.

2. Jean Beljour-Jr.

3. Jack Corcoran-Frosh.



Also available: TB Davon Smart-R. Frosh., FB Edmond
Laryea-Frosh., TB Chazz Lynn-R. Soph., FB Chris Quaye-Soph.



Analysis: Without a doubt, the running game is the
strength of the RU offense. The first team tandem of Brian Leonard and
Ray Rice comprise one of the best backfields in the nation. The duo
combined for almost 2,500 yards of total offense from scrimmage
(rushing and receiving yards) last season. Each brings their own
strengths to the table.

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