Originally written on Blue Cougar Football  |  Last updated 10/19/14
During Gary Crowton's four season's as head coach for the Brigham Young Cougars, the team's leading rusher was a different player each year. In 2003, that player was Reynaldo Brathwaite.Brathwaite came to BYU in 2002 as a transfer from Grossmont Junior College. He redshirted his first season. Going into 2003, his chances of having significant playing time didn't look good.Marcus Whalen had rushed for over 900 yards in 2002, and was back for his junior season. However, in warm-ups for the season opener against Georgia Tech Whalen broke his foot. That gave Brathwaite a small opening to show what he could do. A small opening was all this speedy 5-foot-10, 170 pound back needed.Brathwaite finished the game against the Yellow Jackets as the team's leading rusher with 61 yards on 13 carries. That earned him the start the next week at USC--the nation's no. 4 ranked team. Brathwaite was, again, the team's leading rusher with a impressive 6.4 yards per carry avera...

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