A punishing running back who became one of the premier backs in the Southland Conference as a junior ... A two-time All-Southland Conference selection, who garnered All-America consideration during 2006 ... Enters his final season ranked 12th in the school history 1,702 career rushing yards.
2006 (Junior): A first-team All-Southland Conference selection ... Carried the ball 145 times for 709 yards and six touchdowns ... Hauled in 18 passes for 188 yards ... Finished fourth in the conference averaging 64.5 yards per game ... Also averaged 4.9 yards per carry ... Carried the ball 22 times for a career-high 205 yards and one touchdown at Southeastern Louisiana ... The 205-yard performance is tied for the eight-best single game in school history, and is only the 11th time a Lumberjack has rushed for at least 200 yards in a game ... Carried the ball 17 times for 63 yards and a touchdown, and also caught four passes for 43 yards against Sam Houston State ... Also toted the ball 17 times at Nicholls State for 57 yards ... Rushed for 57 yards against Central Arkansas ... Scored a TD against the Bears ... Carried the ball 15 times for 84 yards and a touchdown at Texas State ... Also hauled in three passes for 63 yards against the Bobcats ... Rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown against McNeese State ... Also caught two passes for 23 yards against the Cowboys ... Carried the ball for 76 yards in the victory against Northwestern State ... Rushed for a touchdown at Arizona.
2005 (Sophomore): A second-team All-Southland Conference selection ... Played in 11 games for the Lumberjacks, earning starts in the final three games of the season ... Finished fifth in the Southland Conference averaging 70.8 rushing yards per game ... Also led the team and finished sixth in the league averaging 82.9 yards per game ... Led the 'Jacks with 168 carries for 779 yards and a 4.6 yards per carry average ... Also rushed for a team-high seven touchdowns ... Also hauled in 14 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown ... Recorded the first 100-yard game of his career when he carried the ball 15 times for 101 yards and a score in the upset of No. 21 UC Davis ... Also recorded a season-high 54 yard scamper against the Aggies ... Followed that game up with a career-high 149 yards on 31 carries and a touchdown against No. 7 Texas State ... Carried the ball 12 times for 67 yards and a season-high two scores at Southern Utah ... Rushed for 82 yards on 23 carries against Nicholls State ... Also caught a 25-yard pass for a score against the Colonels ... Rushed for 76 yards and scored one touchdown at Sam Houston State ... Also caught two passes for a season-high 26 yards against the Bearkats ... Carried the ball 15 times for 64 yards and a touchdown against Southeastern Louisiana ... Also rushed for 55 yards and a score in the season-opener against Henderson State.
2004 (Freshman): Appeared in nine games making one start ... Was fourth on the team with 214 yards rushing on 63 carries and had four touchdowns ... Also added seven catches for 66 yards ... Set career bests with 18 carries for 65 yards and two touchdowns in the win over McNeese State ... Had career long run of 15-yards in season finale against Northwestern State. High School: Three-sport letterwinner ... Most valuable running back as a senior, most valuable defensive lineman as a junior ... First-team all-state defensive end as a junior, but moved to running back and earned all-district and honorable mention all-state honors as a senior.
Personal: Born April 17, 1986 in Bellville ... Son of Harold Runnels and Wendy Smith.