Monday, August 14, 2006

Blazer Names to Know: #28 Marculus Elliott

Third on the depth chart at RB is #28 Marculus Elliott. Ever a backup, Elliott has been effective when given the opportunity. More of a finesse runner than the power running duo of White and Burks, Elliott came on strong at the end of last season in place of the injured Burks. In the last three games of the season, Elliott rushed for 292 yards on 47 carries, finishig the '05 season with a team best 6 ypc average. He had a banner day in the loss to UCF, rushing for 116 yards and two touchdowns on only 8 attempts (14.5 ypc). The next week at UTEP saw a 71 yard performance for Elliott, followed by a 105 yard effort in the season ending loss to ECU. One of four seniors in the backfield with at least one 100 yard game, Elliott should have plenty more opportunities to showcase his abilities in the new run first offense.

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