Originally posted on Bearcats Blog  |  Last updated 8/27/13
The season begins on Saturday. What better way to prepare for the ass kicking the Bearcats are going to give Purdue than get to know the 2013 Bearcats? They could be the 2013-14 Bearcats, and we all hope they are, but that is what I'll use for basketball season and it's better we keep things separate. So far in this series, we have covered the quarterbacks and kickers. Running Backs #1 - Ralph David Abernathy IV Ralph David Abernathy IV is a junior from Atlanta. He isn't slated to be the every down back, but he should be the back with the most touches. RDA IV is the most electric option the Bearcats have offensively. He's one of the most electric players in the country I would say. His freshman season was mostly spent as a kick returner. He was pretty good with a 26.5 yard average. He took one to the house in the Liberty Bowl. RDA had just 15 touches that year offensively. Last season was the breakout. Abernathy had 69 carries for 366 yards, 5.3 yard average, and 3 scores. He had 28 catches for 341 yards and 4 scores. Overall he had 97 touches for 707 yards and 7 TDs. He also returned kicks, but had 7 less attempts and lost a yard and half off his average. Rushing wise, Abernathy's best game came at Toledo. He had 9 carries for 98 yards. He would get a season high 10 carries the following week against Louisville for a season high 2 touchdowns, but he was held to just 39 yards. He only broke 3.9 yards a carry once more in the regular season, with 6 carries for 40 yards against Temple. RDA IV can do much more than carry the ball. He's a very good receiver. He showed it in the opener when he had 4 catches for 71 yards and 2 scores against Pitt. He had a 76 yard TD catch and run against Virginia Tech, 52 yards receiving against Rutgers and 44 yards and a TD against Duke. He did really well against teams that would be and were in the ACC. I really believe we've only had a glimpse of what kind of highlights RDA is capable. He's a play maker. He's going to get a chance to make a lot of them this season. #23 - Hosey Williams Hosey Williams is a 5-9, 199 pound junior college transfer. He's originally from Miami. It's not really known who is going to be the main ball carrier. Williams put up impressive stats at ASA College last year. In 10 games, he ran for 1,269 yards and 14 touchdowns. He only fumbled twice in 177 carries. He put up at least 96 yards in every game. The highlight was a 35 carry, 179 yard, 1 TD game against Nassau CC. He had 166 yards on 23 carries and 2 scores, 146 yards on 24 carries and 1 score, 138 yards and 2 scores and 137 yards and 1 score. He scored in every game. His 138 yard game came on 10 carries. Over the first two week, he had 21 carries for 240 yards. That's pretty solid. Williams image via #7 - Tion Green Tion Green is a sophomore from Sanford, Florida. He's the biggest back UC has at 6 feet, 220 pounds. He has the second most experience after RDA. All that entails are 16 carries for 70 yards and the pictured TD against Miami. The Miami game represents Green's high in carries, 11, and yards with 37. He had a better yards per carry with 3 carries for 28 yards against Fordham. His worst game was 2 carries for 5 yards against Temple. It's not really known how Green would fit in. Maybe he would be the goal line bruiser. #21 - Rodriguez Moore Rodriguez Moore comes to UC from East Mississippi CC. He's originally from Bastrop, Louisiana. Just like Hosey Williams, Moore put up big stats last season. He played in 10 games. He ran for 902 yards on 147 carries and had 11 TDs. He fumbled only once. He had five 100 yard rushing games a year ago. His season high was 144 yards on just 18 carries. He had a 11 carry, 119 yard, 3 TD game. His other 100 yard games went for 112, 108 and 101. Moore looks to get himself involved any way he can. Moore image via #49 - Anthony King Anthony King is a senior from Chicago, Illinois. He has played in 21 games the last 2 seasons, mainly on special teams. In 2011, he had 1 tackle. That was the only year he carried the ball. He had 2 carries for 12 yards against Austin Peay. He had 5 carries for 0 yards against Akron. The Akron game doubled as the game King made his only tackle. Last year, King played in the Pitt, Delaware St, Va Tech, Miami, Fordham, Toledo, Syracuse and Temple games before his season ended. King has been talked about being in the mix. He seems like he is the longest shot. I say that because this the only photo I could find of him: Which is from his bio.   Fullbacks #42 - Jared Golden Jared Golden is a sophomore form Gallipolis, Ohio. He walked on last season, playing in all 13 games as a special teams player. His story is pretty awesome. Golden didn't play his senior year of high school due to a knee injury. He came to UC on an Army ROTC scholarship, worked himself into shape, tried out and made the team. This year, he's the starting fullback. The fullbacks are probably just going to block all the time, but I think Golden sneaks a TD or two in there for fun. Photo via #39 - Kyle Nutter Kyle Nutter is a freshman from Genoa, Ohio. He's a 5-11, 230 pound fullback. He set the Genoa records for career yards, season yards, yards in a game and career TDs. I couldn't find much information about him besides this article, which is also where the photo came from. I also enjoy Eminem. We have something in common. #9 - Patrick Coyne People never ask me who my favorite players on the current team now are, but if they did, I would say Tony Miliano. My second favorite player would be Patrick Coyne. Why? Because the sophomore is the pride of Badin High. Along side me of course. Patrick Coyne and Scott from Bearcats Blog, the best representatives of BHS. Coyne redshirted in 2011 and was the 3rd QB last year. He wanted to bust some heads this year and is now a fullback. I'm assuming that's how the story goes. I hope Patrick plays this year because Badin pride runs deep. Photo via #10 - Jordan Luallen Jordan Luallen has been the wildcat QB the past two seasons. Now that he's a senior, he's listed as a fullback. Luallen has run 36 times for 189 yards and 2 scores. He's 3-5 for 24 yards passing. Fun fact, all 3 of his completions came over two seasons against Syracuse. Syracuse has been the only team Luallen has been good against. He had 36 yards and a TD against Austin Peay, but who didn't score in that game. Luallen had 77 yards as a sophomore against the Orange and 32 yards last year. He had 22 yards in all the other games. Luallen's best hope for a big game is if UC plays Syracuse in a bowl game. #38 - EJ Junior EJ Junior is a redshirt freshman from Middletown. He was a 3 start recruit according to rivals and 2 stars by scout. I guess the other services didn't rank him. In his last action, Junior ran for 859 yards and 11 TDs. I'm assuming he's celebrating one in the picture. He has football in his blood. His father is former Alabama great EJ Junior. If you are wondering, the Bearcats EJ Junior is IV. EJ IV if you want to go that way. Photo via
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