Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rushing toward history

By all accounts, Ed Wesley had a pretty good season as a redshirt freshman. His 638 yards placed second on the team behind senior Joseph Turner. But with so many talented backs returning for the Frogs in 2010, many thought that Wesley might take a back seat to some of the other runners who came to TCU as more sought-after recruits. We can all laugh at that notion now, though, as the 5'9" 200lb sophomore from Irving has clearly asserted himself as the team's leading run threat. With 665 yards through seven games, Wesley is on pace to rush for 1,140 yards in the regular season, which would make him the first Frog to reach the 1,000-yard plateau since Robert Merrill in 2003 and would give him the highest rushing total since...

...LT, who is having quite the season himself. After rushing for just 730 yards last year, the Chargers decided they needed to put him out to pasture, draft a new running back and move on. Well, Tomlinson had different ideas about how much gas he's got left in the tank, and has 490 yards already in 2010. That puts him on pace to rush for 1,307 this year, which would be his best output since 2007.

He is also moving up the all-time rushing chart, where he sits in the #7 position currently. At 12,980 career yards, he is just 279 from reaching #6...SMU's Eric Dickerson.

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