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Named to the watch list for the Doak Walker Award.
Started 11 games.
Had a team-high 616 yards on 153 carries (4.0 average) with four touchdowns.
Also caught 32 passes for 215 yards.
Rushed 24 times for a season-high 145 yards and a touchdown vs. Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 3. Also caught four passes for 24 yards.
Had 15 carries for 47 yards vs. Cincinnati on Sept. 10.
Recorded 124 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries against Nevada on Sept. 24.
Had 12 rushes for 23 yards at Maryland on Oct. 1.
Recorded nine carries for 33 yards and caught four passes for 30 yards vs. Iowa on Oct. 15.
Had 10 carries for 36 yards and four receptions for 27 yards at No. 8 Nebraska on Oct. 22.
Had 47 yards and touchdown on seven carries vs. No. 24 Penn State on Oct. 29. Also caught a season-high six passes for 59 yards.
Tallied 13 carries for 50 yards and four receptions for 19 yards at Minnesota on Nov. 5.
Rushed 11 times for 47 yards vs. Northwestern on Nov. 12.
Had eight carries for 30 yards vs. No. 6 Wisconsin on Nov. 19.
Rushed 22 times for 35 yards and a touchdown at Indiana on Nov. 26.
Enrolled early in January.
Appeared in all 12 games, making six starts.
Had a team-high 875 yards rushing on 168 carries (5.2 average) with 10 touchdowns.
Also caught 34 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown.
Had 12 rushes for 72 yards and a touchdown at Marshall on Sept. 6.
Recorded 14 carries for 67 yards and four receptions for 32 yards vs. Indiana State on Sept. 12. Had two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) against the Sycamores.
Had 90 yards rushing on six carries, including a 60-yard touchdown run, vs. Virginia Tech on Sept. 19.
Finished with six carries for 19 yards and four receptions for 23 yards against Bowling Green on Sept. 26.
Rushed for a season-high 157 yards and two scores on 22 carries at No. 2 Michigan State on Oct. 3. Had a season-long 68-yard scoring rush against the Spartans.
Finished with six carries for seven yards vs. Minnesota on Oct. 10.
Had 12 carries for 46 yards and three receptions for 29 yards at Wisconsin on Oct. 17.
Tallied 23 carries for 92 yards and a pair of touchdowns and five catches for 51 yards against Nebraska on Oct. 31. Finished with 84 yards on 14 rushes vs. Illinois on Nov. 7. Also caught five passes for 13 yards against the Illini.
Rushed 13 times for 58 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for a season-high 68 yards at Northwestern on Nov. 14.
Finished with a season-high 24 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown at No. 6 Iowa on Nov. 21.
Rushed 16 times for 96 yards and a touchdown and had four receptions for 12 yards vs. Indiana on Nov. 28.
Rated by Scout.com as No. 56 running back in the nation.
Named Mr. Football for the state of Indiana, Gatorade State Player of the Year, Parade All-American.
As a senior rushed 312 times for a state-record 3,565 yards and 60 touchdowns.
Threw two passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns.
Recorded 12 tackles, nine solo, and 1.5 sacks with one forced fumble.
Had 252 carries for 2,653 yards and 42 touchdowns in 15 games, winning Indiana state championship as a junior.
As a sophomore rushed for 1,610 yards on 226 carries with 22 touchdowns.
Given name is Markell A. Jones.
Born Sept. 26, 1996.
Is majoring in professional flight technology.