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    25  Tarean Folston  


    Cocoa, FL

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    5-9½ / 209

    Running Back


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    • Single-Game Rushing Yards by Freshman (Nov. 2, 2013 vs. Navy, 140, 3rd) • Single-Season Rushing Yards by Freshman (470, 6th)


    • Notre Dame Offensive Newcomer of the Year (2013) • Football Bowl Subdivision Independent Offensive Player of the Week (11.4.13)


    Points scored: 6, vs Rutgers, Dec. 28, 2013; Navy, Nov 2, 2013; BYU, Nov 23, 2013

    TDs: 1, vs Rutgers, Dec. 28, 2013; Navy, Nov 2, 2013; BYU, Nov 23, 2013

    Rush attempts: 18, Navy, Nov 2, 2013

    Rush yards: 140, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (18 carries)

    Rush TDs: 1, vs Rutgers, Dec. 28, 2013; Navy, Nov 2, 2013; BYU, Nov 23, 2013

    Long rush: 43, BYU, Nov 23, 2013

    Receptions: 3, vs Rutgers, Dec. 28, 2013

    Receiving yards: 21, vs Rutgers, Dec. 28, 2013 (3 receptions)

    Long reception: 15, vs Rutgers, Dec. 28, 2013

    Total offense attempts: 18, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (18 rush, 0 pass)

    Total offense yards: 140, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (140 rush, 0 pass)

    All-purpose yards: 140, Navy, Nov 2, 2013

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Played in 12 games, including a starting role against BYU (Nov. 23) ... gained 470 rushing yards on 88 carries, ranking third on the team in both categories, but tied for the team high with three rushing TDs ... also caught five passes for 35 yards ... ran for 73 yards on 17 carries, including a three-yard TD run in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28) ... added a career-high three catches, including a career-long 15-yard grab ... ran for 50 yards at Stanford (Nov. 30), the most ground yards anyone had gained against the No. 8 Cardinal since its Oct. 12 upset loss at Utah ... ran for 78 yards on just 13 carries (6.0 average) against BYU in his first career start, also scoring a TD ... had his season-long rush of 43 yards in that win over the Cougars ... breakthrough performance came against Navy (Nov. 2) when he ran for 140 yards on 18 carries (7.8 average) and a score ... the 140 rushing yards were the most by a Notre Dame freshman since 1999 and were only eight shy of matching Jerome Heavens' school freshman record established in 1975 ... saw his first significant action at Air Force (Oct. 26) where he carried the ball 11 times for 47 yards after having 11 carries over the first seven games of the year combined ... gained 43 yards on two carries against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) including a 36-yard scamper ... ran four times for 12 yards against Michigan State (Sept. 21) ... carried the ball five times for 14 yards in the season opener against Temple (Aug. 31) while also making a nine-yard catch.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Associated Press Florida Class 4A first-team all-state running back for 2012 ... named offensive player of the year by Florida Today ... rushed for 1,186 yards and 13 TDs in 2012 on Cocoa High School team in Cocoa, Fla., that advanced to Florida state semifinals ... also caught eight passes for 85 yards and one TD and had four interceptions (one returned for a TD) as a defensive back (and also punted) ... returned two kickoffs for TDs in 2012 ... helped Cocoa to wins over Clewiston (55-7) and Jones (35-7) in 2012 Florida Class 4A playoffs before loss to eventual state champion Washington in semifinal round ... ranked 66th player nationally on ESPN 300 list ... rated 119th on Rivals 250 list ... ranked 122nd on 247Sports list of top 247 players ... ranked 13th on Rivals.com list of running backs ... ranked 198th overall and 24th among running backs on Scout 300 by Scout.com ... chosen for Under Armour All-America Game and intercepted one pass and broke up another and made one tackle while playing corner and safety in his team's 16-3 victory in St. Petersburg ... played for coach John Wilkinson ... son of James Folston and Tarita Rhynes ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

    Folston's Career Statistics

    Rushing Receiving
    Year G-S Att Yds Avg TD LG Rec Yds Avg TD LG
    2013 12-2 88 470 5.3 3 43 5 35 7.0 0 15
    Total 12-2 88 470 5.3 3 43 5 35 7.0 0 15
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