Thomas Rawls ran for a career-high 229 yards and two touchdowns to lead Central Michigan
Central Michigan at NIU (USA Today); photos by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
2014: [Game-by-Game] Appeared in nine games while starting six … earned Second Team All-MAC honors … ranks fourth in the conference in all-purpose yards per game (132.9) and rushing yards per game (122.6), fifth in yards rushing (1,103) and sixth rushing touchdowns (10) … sits 17th in the nation in rushing yards per game and 31st in all-purpose yards per game … rushed for a career-high 270 yards and two touchdowns on 40 carries in the victory at NIU … also had a 40-carry, 229-yard performance against Ohio … just the second CMU player to rush for 200-plus yards in back-to-back games … named the MAC West Offensive Player of the Week twice after the Purdue and Northern Illinois games … finished with 155 yards on 31 carries and scored two touchdowns at Purdue, and added 50 yards on three receptions … had 65 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns against Toledo … rushed for 167 yards and a touchdown versus Ball State.
At Michigan ... two-year letterman ... has appeared in 20 games, making one start at running back ... has contributed on special teams.
Junior (2013) ... appeared in one game as a reserve running back ... also contributed on special teams ... CENTRAL MICHIGAN (Aug. 31) ... had three carries for 12 yards and one touchdown.
Sophomore (2012) ... appeared in eight games at running back ... made first career start at Ohio State (Nov. 24) ... had 57 carries for 242 yards and four touchdowns ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 10) ... posted one-yard touchdown run ... MINNESOTA (Nov. 3) ... amassed 43 rushing yards and one touchdown on career-high 16 carries ... ILLINOIS (Oct. 13) ... carried the ball nine times for career-high 90 yards with one touchdown ... career-best 63-yard touchdown run ... PURDUE (Oct. 6) ... had four carries for 33 yards ... posted first career rushing touchdown ... MASSACHUSETTS (Sept. 15) ... had six carries for 42 yards.
Freshman (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned first varsity letter ... appeared in 10 games; played in four games as a reserve running back and eight games on special teams ... had 13 carries for 79 yards ... MINNESOTA (Oct. 1) ... earned 10 carries for a career-high 73 yards ... EASTERN MICHIGAN (Sept. 17) ... made collegiate debut as a reserve running back, rushing twice for four yards.
Prep ... attended Flint Northern High School (2011) coached by Fred Jackson Jr. ... Key Statistics ... carried the ball 150 times for 1,585 yards and scored 19 touchdowns as a senior ... Honors and Rankings ... three-star and the No. 19 overall player in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com ... three-star and the nation's 77th-rated running back according to Scout.com ... received a three-star rating and is listed as the No. 84 running back nationally by ESPN.com ... rated as the No. 39 player on The Detroit News Blue Chip list ... listed as the 15th-best player in Michigan according to the Detroit Free Press ... earned all-state honorable mention, all-conference and all-city as a sophomore, junior and senior.
Personal ... Thomas Rawls was born August 3, 1993.