Jesse Lakes
Position: Hall of Fame Class of 1988
Other Position: Football; 1969-71
Jesse Lakes
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 09/27/2007

One of the finest tailbacks ever to wear the Maroon and Gold... ran for 343 yards and scored five touchdowns in his first collegiate start, in 1969 against Wisconsin-Milwaukee... the first Chippewa to gain 3,000 yards... ranked as third-leading career rusher (3,702 yards), breaking the coveted 1,000 yard barrier each season... twice was named CMU's MVP... ranked fifth in career total offense (3,702 yards)... twice scored five touchdowns in one game... reached the end zone 35 times in his career... returned 14 kicks for an average of 20.4 yards... averaged 123.4 yards per game during his career..