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DID YOU KNOW ABOUT D-MAC?

BY ANDRES FOCIL
DID YOU KNOW ABOUT D-MAC?

DID YOU KNOW ABOUT D-MAC? McFadden is one of only two running backs in the history of the Southeastern Conference to rush for 1,000 yards in his freshman and sophomore seasons. Georgia’s Herschel Walker is the other. McFadden’s career rushing average of 111.3 yards ranks fourth in SEC history behind only Georgia’s Herschel Walker, Florida’s Emmitt Smith and Auburn’s Bo Jackson. McFadden’s 1,558 yards rushing this season in ninth on the SEC single season rushing record list. McFadden is one of only seven true freshmen in SEC history to rush for 1,000 yards. The others were Herschel Walker (Georgia), Emmitt Smith (Florida), Reggie Cobb (Tennessee), Chuck Webb (Tennessee), Jamal Lewis (Tennessee) and Justin Vincent (LSU). McFadden has more rushing yards (1,558) than 54 of the 119 Division I-A teams (45.3%) including Alabama, Notre Dame, Boston College, Tennessee, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Miami (Fla.) and Syracuse. McFadden has more rushing touchdowns (14) than 43 of the 119 Division I-A teams (36%). McFadden has lined up in the "Wildcat" package at quarterback on 59 plays this season. Arkansas is averaging 7.8 yards per snap (459 yards) on those plays. McFadden has the most touchdown passes (3) in the NCAA this season of players that aren’t primarily quarterbacks. McFadden is the University of Arkansas single season rushing leader with 1,558 yards this season (previous record – Madre Hill 1,387 yards in 1995). McFadden has set a new UA school record for all-purpose yards in a season (1,933 yards). McFadden has tied the UA school record with seven 100-yard rushing games this season. McFadden has 12 100-yard rushing games in 24 career games placing him third in UA career history. McFadden (1,558) and teammate Felix Jones (1,015) became only the third duo in SEC history and the 38th tandem in NCAA history to rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. McFadden and Felix Jones are the top running back combination and the second most productive rushing duo overall in the NCAA this season combining for an average of 198.16 yards per game. McFadden was a unanimous choice for SEC Offensive Player of the Year by league coaches. McFadden dressed up in full costume as a clown for Halloween this year. McFadden has a tattoo of "501" on his arm, the area code of his hometown of Little Rock. McFadden is a regular at local elementary schools and at other community service opportunities. McFadden is quick to credit his offensive line and his teammates for his success.



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