'06-'07 15-GP 15-GS 338-ATT 2023-YDS 6.0-AVG 15-TD 23-REC 237-YDS 10.3-AVG 3-TD
Overview Extremely productive player at the IAA level. One of only a handful of players at any level of college football to have four 1000-yard seasons. Barely missed breaking Marcel Shipp's UMass career rushing yardage totals. Runs very hard and hits holes quickly. A load to bring down. Really worked hard over the summer before the 2006 season to become trimmer and faster. Decent receiver and blocker. Not an elite prospect due to lack of topend speed or outstanding moves. Was a beast in the 2006 IAA playoffs, especially in the semi-finals on the road in front of a hostile Montana crowd. Played well at the East-West Shrine Game, but was STILL inexplicably shunned by the Combine selection committee. Hard-charging athlete who gives great effort. Strong, and exhibits good leg drive and determination. Willing blocker and decent receiver. Extremely productive. Knows how to make the most of every situation. Dedicated guy with great character. Lays it all out on the field.
6' 1" 210lbs.
'06-'07 11-GP 11-GS 277-ATT 1847-YDS 6.7-AVG 20-TD 5-REC 58-YDS 11.6-AVG
Justise Hairston is one of the most productive running-backs in 1-AA history. Hairston has been a monster as a senior at CCSU, clearly playing at a higher level than the competition. He was named the NEC Offensive Player of the Year and finished eigth in voting for the Walter Payton Award (1-AA's version of the Heisman). Hairston actually played a little at Rutgers, sharing the backfield with Brian Leonard as a freshman. Before that, he actually signed with Iowa (but ultimately went to Rutgers), and was recruited by teams like Michigan and Penn State. Clearly, he's a special talent. Opened eyes at both the Hula Bowl and the Texas v. The Nation game, and is a likely draft pick now. Production, size, speed. Has all the raw skills and put everything together, dominating at CCSU after showing signs at Rutgers.
5' 10" 222lbs.
Pittsburg State (KS)-4.5-40
'06-'07 12-GP 12-GS 310-ATT 2021-YDS 6.5-AVG 31-TD 5-REC 57-YDS 11.4-AVG
One of the premier players in NCAA Division II… one of the leading contenders to capture the 2006 Harlon Hill Trophy, after finishing fourth for the award in 2005… a three-time consensus first-team All-America tailback… 104 career TDs and 7,062 career rushing yards are truly staggering.
In High School: A first-team Missouri Class 4A All-State selection as a senior at Warrensburg High in 2002… rushed for 2,069 yards and 29 TDs during his senior year… rushed for 1,785 yards and 19 TDs as a junior… compiled 4,751 career rushing yards with 63 TDs. Played pretty well at the 2007 Hula Bowl. Good size. Low center of gravity. Runs hard between the tackles, but can bust it outside as well. Amazing productivity at the DII level. Good vision. Durable. Lays the hit rather than absorbs it.
5' 10" 210lbs.
'06-'07 10-GP 10-GS 237-ATT 1213-YDS 5.1-AVG 20-TD 24-REC 239-YDS 10.0-AVG
Harvard may not be known for cranking out football players any more, but Dawson is certainly the exception. He has already been drafted by the Toronto Argos of the CFL as Dawson is a native Ontarian. Toronto may have wasted a pick, though, as Dawson has what it takes to play Sundays in the NFL. Clifton Dawson possesses power and speed, two attributes that are wanted in a RB regardless of the league he plays in. He has excellent vision and can hit holes quickly. He's a patient runner who allows his linemen to block and then he chooses the path of least resistance. He's a tough runner who has avoided injury. He doesn't fumble. He's also a very good kick returner, having averaged more than 23 yards a return over his career. He's only returned 6 kicks in the past two years, but 2 of them have gone for TDs.
No 40 time
'06-'07 13-GP 13-GS 201-ATT 1010-YDS 5.0-AVG 7-TD 62-REC 566-YDS 9.1-AVG 3-TD
Unique running style. Hard runner and hits the hole hard. Has a little slide and glide in his style too. Underrated hands and catches very well coming out of the backfield; led his team in receptions this year. Should probably gain five or ten pounds. Was snubbed a chance to workout at the combine.