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#20 Ronnie Wingo Jr.
Position: RB
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 231
Year: Senior
City/State: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: St. Louis University HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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Ronnie Wingo Jr.
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/20/2011
CAREER SUMMARY: Wingo Jr. has seen action in 38 games with nine starts. A true factor in the rushing and passing game, he has rushed 194 times for 1,030 yards and seven touchdowns and caught 52 passes for 560 yards and seven touchdowns.

2011: Wingo played in 12 games, missing only the 38-14 win vs. Auburn, with three starts and finished the season with 104 rushes for 458 yards and three touchdowns and 20 receptions for 187 yards and two touchdowns. He scored a career-high three total touchdowns in the 38-28 victory vs. Troy as he carried a career-high 20 times for a career-high 109 yards and a career-high two rushing touchdowns and also caught three passes for 20 yards and one touchdown. He opened the season with 11 rushes for 43 yards and three receptions for 51 yards in a 51-7 win vs. Missouri State. He rushed 12 times for 73 yards and caught one 15-yard pass the next week in a 52-3 win vs. New Mexico. He carried the ball 11 times for 35 yards and caught three passes for 43 yards at No. 3 Alabama. He rushed six times for 24 yards and made four receptions for 30 yards and one touchdown in the come-from-behind 42-38 victory vs. No. 14 Texas A&M. He had two carries for six yards and one six-yard reception in a 29-24 win at Ole Miss. The next week, he rushed 10 times for 30 yards and made three receptions for 19 yards in a 31-28 win at Vanderbilt. He had two carries for nine yards and one touchdown in the 44-28 victory vs. No. 10 South Carolina. He gained 51 yards on seven rushes in a 49-7 win vs. Tennessee and ran 10 times for 44 yards in the next week’s 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State. At No. 1 LSU, he carried the ball four times for 16 yards. He rushed nine times for 18 yards and caught one pass for four yards in Arkansas’ 29-16 defeat of No. 11 Kansas State in the AT&T Cotton Bowl.

2010: He appeared in all 13 games with five starts for the Razorbacks and finished the season with 41 carries for 253 yards and one touchdown to go with 27 receptions for 274 yards and four touchdowns. Wingo carried the ball five times for 47 yards and one touchdown in the Razorbacks’ season-opening 44-3 victory vs. Tennessee Tech. He caught four passes for 37 yards and one touchdown and rushed twice for 11 yards in Arkansas’ 31-7 win vs. ULM. He totaled 33 yards and one touchdown on three receptions as well as rushed six times for 18 yards in UA’s 31-24 victory at Georgia. He extended his touchdown receptions streak to three with a 43-yard scoring reception, his longest catch of 2010, on the second play from scrimmage vs. No. 1 Alabama. He finished the game with three catches for 44 total yards. Wingo piled up a season-high 56 receiving yards on four catches and rushed once for three yards in the Razorbacks’ 24-17 win vs. Texas A&M. He caught four passes for 53 yards with one touchdown and rushed twice for 17 yards at No. 7 Auburn. He rushed six times for 18 yards as Arkansas won 41-20 at No. 18 South Carolina. He pulled in a career-high five passes for 40 yards and posted a season-high 52 yards on six carries in UA’s 49-14 victory vs. Vanderbilt. He tied his career high with nine carries for 43 yards and also caught two passes for 22 yards in Arkansas’ 58-21 win vs. UTEP. He carried once for three yards in the 31-23 victory vs. No. 6 LSU. In the Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. No. 6 Ohio State, Wingo rushed once for 14 yards and returned one kickoff 10 yards.

He played in all 13 games as a true freshman and started at LSU. He finished the year with 49 carries for 319 yards and three touchdowns and also added five catches for 99 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 8.5 yards per carry in the Red Zone, which led the SEC and ranked second nationally. He averaged 7.78 yards per carry in the second half of all games on the season combined, which was the fifth-highest total in the league and was 27th nationally. His 49 carries ranked fourth on the team as did his rushing yard total (319). He averaged 6.5 yards per carry, which was tops on the team among players with more than 10 carries. The first rushing touchdown of his career came on a 62-yard carry in the fourth quarter against Texas A&M. He finished the game with four carries for 86 yards against the Aggies. He had a season-high 126 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns against Troy. One touchdown was rushing and the other receiving. The catch was an 83-yard touchdown that was the longest reception by any Arkansas player on the year and was the second longest by any SEC player in 2009. He had a 13-yard rushing touchdown at No. 17 LSU to put the Razorbacks up 17-13 early in the fourth quarter.

Wingo Jr. had a record-breaking prep career in which he shattered 12 single-season or career records and tied three more at St. Louis University High School under coach Gary Kornfeld. He was selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl West team and was a first-team Class 6A all-state honoree. He was rated the No. 2 prospect in the state of Missouri, the fourth-fastest athlete in the country and the ninth-ranked athlete nationally by Rivals.com. He was listed on the Rivals.com top 250. He was also ranked as the No. 12 running back by Scout.com. He rushed for 4,449 yards and scored 48 touchdowns in his prep career. As a senior, he rushed for 1,482 yards and 14 touchdowns. During his junior year he had 1,575 yards and 17 rushing touchdowns. In one of his most notable games (against Vianney, Oct. 3, 2008), he scored seven touchdowns and rushed for 403 yards. He was also recruited by Oklahoma, Alabama, Illinois, Minnesota, Kansas, Tennessee and Missouri.

He was born Feb. 18, 1991, and is the son of Ronnie, Sr. and Tiffany Wingo. He is majoring in sociology.

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