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#34 Zurlon Tipton
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 221
Year: Senior
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
High School: Parkway Christian HS
Major: Sports Studies
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Tipton Videos
Zurlon Tipton
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 09/10/2012

Ranks fourth in program history with 34 career rushing TDs

2013 Doak Walker Award Watch List
2013 Maxwell Award Watch List
2013 CMU Gridiron Gladiator Award
2013 Preseason Second Team All-MAC (Athlon)
2013 Preseason Third Team All-MAC (Phil Steele)
2012 Second Team All-MAC (conference and Phil Steele)
2012 CMU Most Valuable Player  

2013: [Game-by-Game StatisticsRanks fourth in program history with 34 career rushing TDs 2013 Doak Walker Award Watch List 2013 Maxwell Award Watch List 2013 CMU Gridiron Gladiator Award 2013 Preseason Second Team All-MAC (Athlon) 2013 Preseason Third Team All-MAC (Phil Steele) 2012 Second Team All-MAC (conference and Phil Steele) 2012 CMU Most Valuable Player 2013: Co-recipient of CMU’s Gridiron Gladiator Award ... recognized on Maxwell and Doak Walker Award Watch Lists ... named to Phil Steele Preseason All-MAC Third Team ... honored on 2013 CFPA Running Back Trophy Watch List ... selected to Athlon Sports Preseason All-MAC Second Team ... team captain ... rushed for 398 yards on 74 attempts ... led the team with a 5.4 yards per rush average and eight rushing touchdowns ... suffered a broken ankle in the first quarter of the season opener at Michigan (8/31) ... missed seven games before returning against Ball State (11/6), rushing for a one-yard touchdown ... started the final three games ... rushed for 114 yards on 29 carries and two touchdowns in road win over Western Michigan (11/16) ... carried 16 times for 50 yards and one score in victory over UMass (11/23) ... saved one of his best performances for last, running for 216 yards on 20 rushes (10.8 avg.) and four touchdowns, including a career-long 86-yard scoring jaunt, in Senior Day win over Eastern Michigan (11/29).

2012: [Game-by-Game StatisticsNamed Second Team All-MAC by the conference and Phil Steele ... received CMU’s Herb Deromedi Most Valuable Player Award ... two-time MAC West Offensive Player of the Week ... his 1,492 rushing yards rank fourth in the CMU single season record book and were the most compiled by a Chippewa running back in 16 years ... his 19 rushing and 20 total touchdowns this season are tied for the second most ever by a Chippewa ... ranked third in the MAC and 20th nationally in points per game, averaging 9.2, and 14th nationally in yards per game (115.1) ... finished the regular season by recording seven straight 100-yard games and totaled eight in 2012 ... rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns against SEMO (8/30) ... carried 11 times for 62 yards versus Michigan State (9/8) ... carried 16 times for 77 yards and a touchdown in win at Iowa (9/22) ... led the team with 66 yards and one rushing touchdown and recorded three catches for 41 yards and one touchdown at Northern Illinois (9/29) ... averaged 5.7 yards-per-carry for 67 yards and one touchdown at Toledo (10/6) ... led the team with four receptions for 36 yards and rushed for 55 yards against Navy (10/12) ... averaged 7.4 yards-per-carry for 126 yards and one touchdown against Ball State (10/20) ... rushed for a career-high 243 yards and three touchdowns on 37 carries against Akron (10/27) ... his 243-yard rushing performance ranks eighth all-time on CMU’s single game list ... finished with 112 yards on 22 carries against Western Michigan and two touchdowns (11/3) ... rushed for 110 yards at Eastern Michigan (11/10), breaking the 1,000-yard barrier for the first time in his career ... ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns against Miami (11/17) ... rushed for a career-high four touchdowns and 185 yards at UMass (11/23) … compiled 101 rushing yards on 23 carries and caught two passes for 29 yards in Little Caesars Pizza Bowl win over Western Kentucky (12/26).



Zurlon Tipton Mic'd Up

2011: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Limited to seven games by injuries ... made two starts ... gained 186 all-purpose yards—73 rushing, 14 receiving, and 99 yards from kick returns—and scored a 53 yard touchdown in season opener against South Carolina State (9/1) ... led the Chippewas in all-purpose yards with 111 in his first career start at Kentucky, including a career-high 52 receiving yards and 46 rushing yards ... after missing five games, returned to the lineup and posted career-highs with 110 yards on 18 carries, and also caught five passes for 41 yards at Ball State (10/22) ... ran for 52 yards on ten carries at Akron (10/29).

2010: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Competed in 10 games ... scored first career touchdown in win at Eastern Michigan (9/18) ... caught one pass at Eastern Michigan, Northwestern (9/25), Virginia Tech (10/9) and against Ball State (10/2) ... posted career-highs for rushes (16), rushing yards (62), receptions (four) and receiving yards (36) at Navy (11/13) ... scored two rushing touchdowns at Navy ... also scored two rushing touchdowns at Toledo (11/26).

2009: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Competed in one game, against Alcorn State (9/19), before missing the remainder of the season with an injury.

High School: Four-year letterman in three sports: football, basketball and track and field ... captain of the football team in 2008 ... ranks in the top 20 in state history in eight categories including single-season rushing yards (1,607) and rushing touchdowns (25) and career rushing yards (5,115) and rushing touchdowns (76) ... four-time all-conference selection and three-time conference MVP ... earned all-state honors from the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News in 2008 ... two-time Associated Press all-state selection ... ranked No. 24 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 ... selected to play in the 2009 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game ... rushed 152 times for 1,607 yards (10.6 ypc) and 25 touchdowns and caught five passes for 104 yards and a score as a senior ... also returned four kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns in 2008 ... defensively, credited with 121 tackles, including three sacks, and three forced fumbles as a senior ... finished career with 76 rushing touchdowns, nine touchdown receptions, six kickoff returns for touchdowns and three punt returns for touchdowns ... averaged 11.2 yards per carry rushing for his career ... career totals also include 301 tackles, 16 sacks and 14 forced fumbles.

RUSHINGgattyardstdlongavg/cavg/g
2009
1
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0
2010
10
56
203
5
20
3.6
20.3
2011
7
79
370
2
48
4.7
52.9
2012
13
252
1492
19
72
5.9
114.8
TOTAL
31
387
2065
26
120
3.6
47.0

 

TOTAL OFFENSEgrushpasstotalavg/g
2009
1
0
0
0
0.0
2010
10
203
0
203
20.3
2011
7
370
0
370
52.9
2012
13
1492
0
1492
114.8
TOTAL
31
2065
0
2065
62.6

 

RECEIVINGgrecyardstdlongrec/gavg/cavg/g
2009
1
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0
0.0
2010
10
9
104
0
39
0.9
11.6
10.4
2011
7
17
124
0
36
2.4
7.3
17.7
2012
13
24
287
1
37
0.5
12.0
22.1
TOTAL
31
50
515
1
39
1.9
7.7
12.5

 

SCORINGgtdrushrcvretpat2patfgtotalavg/g
2009
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
2010
10
5
5
0
0
0
0
0
30
3.0
2011
7
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
12
1.7
2012
13
20
19
1
0
0
0
0
120
9.2
TOTAL
31
27
16
1
0
0
0
0
162
3.5

 

KICK RETURNSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2009
1
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0
2010
10
21
414
0
35
19.7
41.4
2011
7
5
125
0
40
25.0
17.9
2012
13
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0
TOTAL
31
26
539
0
40
11.2
14.8

 

ALL PURPOSEgrushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2009
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
2010
10
203
104
0
414
0
721
72.1
2011
7
370
124
0
125
0
619
88.4
2012
13
1492
287
0
0
0
1779
136.8
TOTAL
31
2065
515
0
539
0
3119
74.3

 

TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2009
1
0
0
0
0.0
0
0
0
0
2010
10
3
1
4
0.0
0
0
0
0
2011
7
0
0
0
0.0
0
0
0
0
2012
13
1
0
1
0.0
0
0
0
0
TOTAL
31
4
1
5
0.0
0
0
0
0