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Frank Gore looks ripped in a Colts jersey

The Indianapolis Colts have their first true number one running back since Joseph Addai, and maybe their best since the days of Edgerrin James in Frank Gore. And boy does he look great in a Colts practice jersey. That look. #ONEfocus pic.twitter.com/O1vSaLTxX0 — Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) May 19, 2015   You may also be interested in: Frank Gore looks ripped in a Colts jersey...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

When the others ran away from the U, this proud Hurricane, who arrives Sunday, ran toward it

    While the other 2015 running-back recruits eventually sprinted away from the University of Miami, Mark Walton ran toward it.   On Sunday, Walton, a graduate of Booker T. Washington High, will be part of a group expected to total 16 -- including a walk-on and UF transfer Gerald Willis -- to report to the Hurricanes for the start of their college careers.  Walton's high school...
Via Eye on the U
May 16, 2015

2015 Fantasy Football: Ranking the Rookie Running Backs

View image | gettyimages.com In this article we will be ranking the top five fantasy running backs in re-draft PPR leagues. Of course this is pre-draft so things could dramatically change after we find out where these backs land in the 2015 NFL Draft. For now, this is how I’m ranking them. 1. Duke Johnson, Miami Johnson became the all-time leading rusher at “The U” this...
Via The Fantasy Fix
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Devalued running backs

A look at how the first round of the last 20 NFL drafts shaped up for running backs: Year: Number of first round picks (First running back drafted, team, pick number) 2014: 0 (Bishop Sankey, Tennessee, 54) 2013: 0 (Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati, 37) 2012: 3 (Trent Richardson, Cleveland, 3) 2011: 1 (Mark Ingram, New Orleans, 28) 2010: 3 (CJ Spiller, Buffalo, 9) 2009: 3 (Knowshon Moreno...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Duke Johnson rewrote history at Miami, plans to do the same in NFL

There's one area of Duke Johnson's game that the 5-foot-9, 207-pound speedster thinks is far more advanced than any other running back in this year's draft class. "I would say that I catch better," the Miami product told FOXSports.com on Tuesday. "I create the biggest mismatch when I'm lined up as a receiver or if I'm running routes out of the backfield." Johnson, who caught 38 balls...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Flashback Friday: Edgerrin James

As the Indianapolis Colts head into the 2015 season with a troop of running backs, it is time to look back at the days of the “every-down back.” Edgerrin James was an essential member of the Colts’ high-powered offense of the early 2000s, which featured the likes of Peyton Manning, Marvin Harrison, Dallas Clark and Reggie Wayne. Drafted in 1999 from the University of Miami...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: 2017 Miami RB Commit Robert Burns Threw Up The “U” With ‘Canes Legend Edgerrin James

Nike’s The Opening regional camp series began today in Miami. One of the attendees was 2017 Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep running back Robert Burns, who is committed to the University of Miami.  Burns generated some buzz earlier today when he guaranteed that “the U will be back.” Burns also took a picture of himself throwing up the “U” with one of Miami’s greatest running...
Via College Spun
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Booker T. Washington star running back Mark Walton looking forward to becoming a Hurricane

Mark Walton said he's always been a diehard Hurricanes fan. So becoming a Cane soon will be easy. "No matter what record we had, what record we finished with, I was always a University of Miami fan," the 17-year-old Booker T. Washington running back said on Wednesday. "Edgerrin James was my favorite player." Walton got a chance to meet James at the Florida State game back on Nov...
Via Eye on the U
January 09, 2015

Former Miami RB Hunt donates $1.5M to school, largest ever from former athlete

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- A one-time University of Miami running back has donated $1.5 million to the school, the largest individual gift made to Hurricane athletics by one of their former players. The gift from T. Kendall "Ken" Hunt will fund a full scholarship in perpetuity to a running back on the football team. Hunt earned a football letter from Miami in 1962, but his playing career...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Crown him: Duke Johnson becomes Miami's all-time leading rusher

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Duke Johnson became the University of Miami's all-time leading rusher Saturday night at Sun Life Stadium against the Pittsburgh Panthers. Johnson, who entered 34 yards shy of the record, surpassed Ottis Anderson (3,331) with his 9-yard run with 14:37 left in the third quarter. He bested the previous mark in just 32 games and 496 carries. The 5-foot-9, 206-pound...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from Miami Hurricanes’ rout of North Carolina

A bunch of extra thoughts from a 47-20 win over UNC (read game story here), which kept UM in the race for its first ACC Coastal crown, and kick-started the countdown clock to Florida State … Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 1. Duke dominates again. The brilliance of Duke Johnson is not unnoticed in Coral Gables. It’s the rest of the nation that’s starting to wake...
Via Canes Watch
November 01, 2014

Canes dominant, Johnson passes James on rushing list

MIAMI GARDENS — It was another banner day for Duke Johnson and UM’s ground game as the Hurricanes (6-3, 3-2 ACC) dominated another Coastal Division opponent, 47-20. North Carolina (4-5, 2-3 ACC) had no answer for Johnson as he surpassed Canes great Edgerrin James on the all-time rushing list, eclipsing the 3,000 yard mark (3,080), and moving into second just behind Ottis Anderson...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes notes: Alumni Jim Kelly on campus for homecoming festivities

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- University of Miami alumni returned to campus this week as part of homecoming festivities. Among them was former Hurricanes quarterback Jim Kelly, who recently beat jawbone cancer. Not only did Kelly serve as the Grand Marshal for Friday's parade but he also acted as honorary captain for Saturday's game against the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Hurricanes encouraged...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Martin happy to be back on field with Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Doug Martin is back from an injury that sidelined him for most of last season and confident he can regain the form that made him one of the most productive running backs in the NFL as a rookie. The third-year pro missed the final 10 games of 2013 after tearing the labrum in his left shoulder, contributing to the Bucs ranking 30th in scoring and last in total offense...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Martin happy to be back on field with Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Doug Martin is back from an injury that sidelined him for most of last season and confident he can regain the form that made him one of the most productive running backs in the NFL as a rookie. The third-year pro missed the final 10 games of 2013 after tearing the labrum in his left shoulder, contributing to the Bucs ranking 30th in scoring and last in total offense...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Countdown to Kickoff: No. 23 James Mungro

Number 23. It’s more than just a number on a jersey. It represents some of the greatest athletes who ever lived, like Michael Jordan or LeBron James. Unfortunately, sometimes that number carries a burden for players who wear it.In the case of James Mungro, he was no MJ or LeBron. He was simply a serviceable running back. Undrafted out of Syracuse in 2002, he signed with the Colts...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Edgerrin James Looking to Mentor Trent Richardson

Former Indianapolis Colts running back Edgerrin James, who is still among the best players in the history of the franchise, is looking to take current Colts’ starting running back Trent Richardson under his wing.  James had this to say about Richardson’s lack of success after he was traded to Indianapolis from the Cleveland Browns during the 2013 season. He also pointed out...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson gains an extra “Edge”

It is no mystery that last year’s mid-season acquisition Trent Richardson was a letdown last season for the Indianapolis Colts. Richardson averaged a meager 2.9 yards per carry last season, and ended up losing his starting position to former Colt, Donald Brown. As many athletes will tell you, the transition of switching playbooks is not an easy one, and is only made worse when...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Colts Running Back Edgerrin James Mentoring Trent Richardson

Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson could have the answer to improving his game this season. Richardson came over to the Colts from the Cleveland Browns in a mid-season trade in 2013 and never really got things going. Looking to have a better 2014, Richardson met with former Colts tailback Edgerrin James during the team’s practice on Saturday. “Last year when he...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Countdown to Kickoff: No. 32 Edgerrin James

The Indianapolis Colts were torn as the 1999 NFL Draft neared. Coming off a 3-13 season, they needed one more piece on offense before they could start to gallop. Peyton Manning was already their quarterback of the future, and their wide receiver, Marvin Harrison, was entering his prime.Following the 1998 season, the Colts decided to part ways with future-Hall-of-Fame running back...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Countdown to Kickoff: No. 33 Dominic Rhodes

Dominic Rhodes may have made his final carry for the Indianapolis Colts four years ago, but the team’s fans have still not forgotten him or stopped considering him one of their favorites. An enthusiastic underdog, Rhodes captured the attention of fans as an undrafted rookie in 2001 when he filled in for superstar running back Edgerrin James when James tore his ACL against the Kansas...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Indianapolis Colts will have a special guest this weekend at training camp

Man, does Jim Irsay love Twitter. The most active owner on Twitter in the NFL tweeted out last evening that the Colts would have a special guest this weekend at practice. Looking forward to having a special guest from Florida at our practices this weekend… — Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 4, 2014   Quick thoughts on who that person could be? Initial reactions would be either Tony...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Countdown to Kickoff: No. 35 Ricky Williams

“With the fourth selection in the 1999 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select…running back Ricky Williams.”What? The Colts picked Ricky Williams, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner from Texas over Edgerrin James, the versatile but unheralded back from Miami (Fla.)?No, not that Ricky Williams.In real life, the Colts did select James over Williams in 1999, but after flaming...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The completely unsurprising return of Marshawn Lynch

Holy crap you guys, I was really worried there for a while. Marshawn Lynch hadn’t shown up at OTA’s when they were voluntary, and I was worried that we were going to have to call Julius Jones to come in and fill in. Or maybe Edgerrin James. But either way we had to figure out a replacement for him. Ok, if you couldn’t pick up the sarcasm in that little paragraph, I have a bridge...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Ultimate All-Fantasy Team

Over the last ten years, the Indianapolis Colts have been spoiled with some primetime players. Fantasy football players have been spoiled with those players as well. With players like Peyton Manning, Edgerrin James and Marvin Harrison, fantasy football players were bound for success.STARTERSQuarterback – Peyton Manning – 2004 – 336 Pass Completions, 4,557 Passing Yards, 49...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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