2013 — Played in 10 of Oregon’s 13 games finishing with 1,353 all-purpose yards . . . Rushed for 594 yards on 96 carries (6.2 yards per carry) and eight touchdowns, caught 22 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown and returned 21 kickoffs for 513 yards and a TD . . . Had a season-high 227 all-purpose yards at Arizona, with 83 rushing yards, 74 receiving yards (six catches) and 70 kickoff return yards . . . Wrapped up the regular season with 218 all-purpose yards against Oregon State with 88 rushing yards and 130 kickoff return yards . . . Rushed for over 100 yards in back-to-back games to star the season . . . Gained 128 yards and scored two TDs on 18 carries against Nicholls . . . Followed that game with 124 yards and three touchdowns against Virginia on just 11 carries . . . Made the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll after running for 86 yards and a touchdown against Tennessee, while also returning two kicks for 58 yards and catching one pass for 28 yards . . . Injured ankle on the opening kickoff against California . . . Returned to action against UCLA after missing three games and ran for 31 yards and a TD . . . Named to the preseason watch lists for the Walter Camp Award, the Maxwell Award, the Paul Hornung Award and the Doak Walker Award.
2012 — Recognized as one of college football’s most electric talents as epitomized by his 13 career touchdowns of 30 yards or more (6 in 2012) . . . The Maxwell Award semifinalist - given to the College Player of the Year - also averaged a touchdown for every 9.2 times he touched the football . . . Started eight of 13 games during the season, breaking the plane of the end zone in 10 of the appearances … Garnered second-team All-America acclaim and honorable mention all-conference applause . . . Became first Oregon player in at least 47 years to score touchdowns rushing, receiving, returning punts and kickoffs in the same season . . . Also loomed as one of only two players in the country to to accumulate more than 700 rushing yards, 400 yards receiving and 600 yards in kick returns in 2012 . . . Eclipsed the 100-yard barrier two times on the ground, once as a receiver and one time as a kick returner . . . Accounted for the Ducks’ longest scoring play of the season for the second year in a row thanks to a 94-yard kickoff return to open the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl win over Kansas State. . . Ranked 29th in the country (5th in the Pac-12) in all-purpose yardage (135.2), while his 17.1-yard punt return average (3rd on Oregon’s one-season ledger) would have placed second nationally had he not fallen below the minimum NCAA standard of 1.2 returns per game necessary to be included . . . Team’s receptions leader (45) and second-leading scorer (8.3) finished fourth in the Pac-12 in touchdowns (18) . . . Ranked as program’s third-leading rusher (53.9) yet paced the Ducks in yards per carry (7.6) for the second time in as many years . . . Posted single-game benchmarks of 122 rushing yards at Oregon State, eight catches for 101 yards at California and scored a trio of touchdowns against Arkansas State and in Corvallis . . . Accumulated season-best 222 all-purpose yards vs. Tennessee Tech, however tallied 195 yards vs. Kansas State and 187 yards at OSU in consecutive games … Two-year kickoff return yardage tally already ranks fourth on Oregon’s all-time list (1,372) while his total points scored stands sixth on school’s career chart (218) . . . Rushed for only 15 yards in the post-season against the Big 12 Conference champion yet produced 60 yards on four receptions and a season-best120 yards in kickoff returns . . . Compiled 122 rushing yards and three touchdowns and also returned two kickoffs for 61 yards in win at Oregon State … Also caught five passes for 59 yards and one TD and ran back three kickoffs for 68 yards in win at USC … Carried the ball five times for 97 yards and one touchdown and ran back a punt for a 73-yard touchdown in victory over Colorado …Ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns vs. Fresno State (seven carries), including a 51-yard scamper for a TD … Also caught four passes for 26 yards and made one unassisted tackle against the Bulldogs … Rushed for 64 yards and one touchdown on three attempts and also caught four passes for 55 yards and two touchdowns in less than one half in the win over Arkansas State … Named to 2012 watch lists for Walter Camp Award (national player of the year), Maxwell Award (player of the year) and Paul Hornung Award (nation’s most versatile player) . . . Ran the anchor leg on 4x100 relay that advanced to NCAA Championships and posted sixth-fastest time in school history (39.89).
HONORS AND AWARDS
2nd Team All-Conference AP (Athlon)2012
2nd Team All-America (FOXSportsNEXT.com)
Maxwell Award Semifinalist (College Player of the Year)
Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention (Pac-12 Coaches)
Pac-12 Co-Offensive Freshman of the Year
Team’s Most Outstanding Player Award
All-Pac-12 First Team (Pac-12 Coaches, Phil Steele)
Freshman All-America (Sporting News)
All-Freshman First Team (Phil Steele)
CFPA Kick Returner Performer of the Week (Washington State, USC)