Latest College Player News: All Listed Prospects/All Years
|12/17/18 - Bryce Love, Sr/2019, Stanford, 5-09, 202 (DS#1 RB) [Newsfeed] |
Stanford running back Bryce Love will skip the Sun Bowl to prepare for the NFL draft. Love announced his decision on Monday to sit out the bowl game for the Cardinal (8-4) on Dec. 31 against Pittsburgh (7-6). Love says he wants to be completely healthy for the 2019 draft. Love had a rough senior season after deciding to bypass the 2018 draft after finishing as Heisman Trophy runner-up. He was slowed by injuries and finished with 739 yards on 166 carries. That was down significantly from the previous season when he ran for 2,118 yards and averaged 8.1 yards per carry. Love also set an FBS record with 13 runs of at least 50 yards. - AP College Football
|12/17/18 - Mike Weber, rJr/2020, Ohio State, 5-09, 215 (DS#1 RB) [Newsfeed] |
Ohio State running back Mike Weber plans to declare for the NFL draft after the Rose Bowl. The redshirt junior announced on Twitter on Sunday that he would forgo his senior season to pursue his childhood dream of playing pro football. He said he would play in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 "to finish what my brothers and I started." Weber is one of four players in Ohio State history to rush for more than 1,000 yards as a freshman. His production fell last year as he battled a leg injury, and this season he split time with J.K. Dobbins. Weber ran for 858 yards and five touchdowns on 157 carries this season. In three seasons he rushed for 2,580 yards and 24 touchdowns in 37 games. - AP College Football
|12/17/18 - Ronnie Rivers, rSo/2020, Fresno State, 5-08, 175 (DS#999 RB) [Newsfeed] |
Ronnie Rivers rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns, Anthoula "Tank" Kelly had a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown and No. 19 Fresno State beat Arizona State 31-20 in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday. Marcus McMaryion rushed for a touchdown and was 15-of-29 passing for 176 yards to help the Bulldogs (12-2) set a school record for wins in a season. He also threw two interceptions. "It's a group that persevered," Fresno State coach Jeff Tedford said. "This group can be remembered as the only team in NCAA history that went a double-digit losing season to back-to-back double-digit winning seasons. Eno Benjamin rushed for 118 yards a one touchdown for the Sun Devils (7-6) in their third straight bowl loss. Manny Wilkins threw for 129 yards, with a 3-yard scoring pass to Kyle Williams and two interceptions. - AP College Football
|12/17/18 - Shai Werts, rSo/2021, Georgia Southern, 5-10, 200 (DS#999 QB) [Newsfeed] |
Tyler Bass kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired to give Georgia Southern a 23-21 victory over Eastern Michigan in the Camellia Bowl on Saturday night. Shai Werts kept the winning drive alive with a 29-yard scramble on fourth-and-10. Bass came on for his third field goal after Wesley Fields' two runs pushed Georgia Southern (10-3) 7 yards closer. Bass also made a 50-yarder on the final play of the first half. Eastern Michigan (7-6) had delivered its own big fourth-down play to take the lead for the first time. Mike Glass threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Arthur Jackson with 3:33 left on fourth-and-4, followed by Chad Ryland's extra point. Georgia Southern took over at its own 25 with a triple-option offense that attempted fewer passes than every FBS team but Army. Werts completed a 15-yard pass to tight end Ellis Richardson, but Georgia Southern fittingly covered most of the 52 yards with runs. Werts ran for 79 yards and two first-half touchdowns while completing 4 of 7 passes for 33 yards to receive Most Valuable Player honors. Wesley Kennedy III gained 107 yards on nine carries. - AP College Football
|12/17/18 - Zac Thomas, So/2021, Appalachian State, 6-0, 200 (DS#999 QB) [Newsfeed] |
While the future of Appalachian State interim coach Mark Ivey is unknown, Mountaineers players left no doubt about how much they appreciated the way he handled his lone game in charge, carrying him off the field in triumph. "It was an honor," said Ivey, a former Appalachian State player who took over when Scott Satterfield left for Louisville two weeks ago. "I'm glad that the kids think enough about me to want to celebrate with me and have fun because I love every one of those kids. They are exceptional." Appalachian State receiver Malik Williams passed for two touchdowns on trick plays, quarterback Zac Thomas caught a scoring pass and threw for three more, and the Mountaineers routed Middle Tennessee 45-13 in the New Orleans Bowl on Saturday night. Camerun Peoples had a 63-yard touchdown run for the Mountaineers (11-2), who gave Ivey, a former Appalachian State player, a victory in what might have been his only chance to coach his alma mater. - AP College Football
|12/17/18 - Rogan Wells, rSo/2021, Valdosta State, 6-2, 220 (DS#999 QB) [Newsfeed] |
Ninety-six points were scored in the NCAA Division II championship game Saturday. Two points that weren't scored made the difference. Rogan Wells tied the championship record with five touchdown passes and Valdosta State won its fourth national title with a 49-47 victory over Ferris State. Ferris State's rally from an 11-point deficit fell short when Jevon Shaw's two-point conversion pass sailed wide of Keyondre Craig at the back of the end zone with 40 seconds left. "When I saw the ball high and wide, that was a great feeling," Valdosta coach Kerwin Bell said.
Ferris State coach Tony Annese said his team practiced "probably eight" different two-point plays every week during the season. The play he picked was a double reverse designed for wide receiver Shaw, a high school quarterback, to throw back to quarterback Jayru Campbell. "We haven't used a two-point conversion this year," he said. "We're 0 for 1." Sophomore Wells, the runner-up for the Harlon Hill Trophy for Division II's outstanding player, outplayed junior Campbell, the Hill Trophy winner. Wells passed for 349 yards, ran for 39 and caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Ivory Durham IV. Campbell ran for 122 yards and a touchdown and had 99 yards passing and another TD. He was high on Division I recruiting lists before two arrests for assault in 2014. - AP College Football
|12/17/18 - Jordan Love, rSo/2021, Utah State, 6-3, 225 (DS#14 QB) [Newsfeed] |
Jordan Love threw for 359 yards and four touchdowns and Jalen Greene had six catches for 151 yards and a score to help Utah State rout North Texas 52-13 in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday. Interim coach Frank Maile directed the Aggies (11-2) after Matt Wells left to take the Texas Tech job. Love completed 21 of 43 passes with one interception. D.J. William had two interceptions, helping Utah State ground high-flying North Texas (9-4). Aaren Vaughns caught two passes for 109 yards and two scores for the Aggies, Gerold Bright ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries, and Darwin Thompson added 93 yards on 21 carries. - AP College Football
|12/17/18 - Nsimba Webster, rSr/2019, Eastern Washington, 5-09, 180 (DS#75 WR) [Newsfeed] |
This wasn't the first time that Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere threw seven touchdowns in a game. Or even the second. But both those were in high school. Barriere threw seven touchdown passes as Eastern Washington beat Maine 50-19 in the semifinals of the FCS playoffs on Saturday, to advance to the national title game against powerhouse North Dakota State. "This time is way better," Barriere, who broke the FCS playoff record for touchdown passes in a game, said. "We're going for a championship." The sophomore did not become a starter until midseason, when Gage Gubrud was lost to an injury. But he has improved quickly.
Eastern Washington coach Aaron Best said he was "on Cloud 10" after the Eagles broke a three-game losing streak in semifinal playoff games. "We were in control from the start," Best said. "We made a statement on offense.' "Maine didn't play their A game today. We did." Nsimba Webster caught four touchdown passes, which tied the FCS playoff record, for third-seeded Eastern Washington (12-2), which was playing in the national semifinals for the fifth time in nine years. He had nine catches for 188 yards. Barriere completed 21 of 30 passes for 352 yards and tied the school record for scoring passes in a game. "I can't believe he is the backup," Maine coach Joe Harasymiak said. - AP College Football
|12/17/18 - Darius Bradwell, Jr/2020, Tulane, 6-0, 230 (DS#35 QB) [Newsfeed] |
Darius Bradwell rushed for a career-best 150 yards and two touchdowns to lead Tulane to its first postseason victory in 16 years, a 41-24 win over intrastate rival Louisiana-Lafayette in the Cure Bowl on Saturday. Justin McMillan improved to 5-1 as the Green Wave's starting quarterback, tossing a first-quarter TD pass to Terren Encalade and running for a late score while accounting for 217 yards total offense - 145 passing and 72 rushing. Bradwell scored on runs of 15 and 4 yards while setting bowl records for rushing attempts (35) and yards for Tulane (7-6), which won a bowl game for the first time since the 2002 Hawaii Bowl. The Green Wave also got a rushing TD from Amare Jones and outgained the Ragin' Cajuns 337 yards to 84 on the ground.
Lousiana-Lafayette (7-7) rallied from a 24-7 deficit to pull within three points on Jarrod Jackson's 15-yard TD reception with just over 10 minutes remaining. McMillan put the game away, leading a 75-yard drive Bradwell finished with his second TD and later scoring himself on a 16-yard run that put Tulane up 41-24. Andre Nunez completed 8 of 17 passes for 136 yards and one TD, however Louisiana-Lafayette's productive running tandem of Trey Ragas and Elijah Mitchell were not a factor after falling behind early. Tulane won four of five down the stretch in the regular season to not only qualify for its first bowl berth in five years, but also finished with a winning record (5-3) in conference play for the first time since 2014. - AP College Football
|12/17/18 - Lamar Raynard, rSr/2019, North Carolina AT, 6-3, 195 (DS#33 QB) [Newsfeed] |
Lamar Raynard passed for 292 yards and two touchdowns and Malik Wilson returned a kickoff for the game-sealing touchdown Saturday as North Carolina A&T held off Alcorn State to win the Celebration Bowl 24-22, and the Aggies captured their second straight HBCU national championship and third in four years. The Celebration Bowl kicks off the bowl season by matching up the champions of two historically black leagues, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and the Southwestern Athletic Conference, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Raynard, a senior who finished his career with a 35-2 record as a starter, did most of his damage in the first half with touchdown passes of 17 yards to Zachary Leslie and 27 yards to Elijah Bell as North Carolina A&T (10-2) built a 17-3 lead in the second quarter.
Alcorn State (9-4) stormed back in the third quarter. De'Shawn Waller tallied 116 of his 167 rushing yards on just four carries in the period while playing about six miles east of where he grew up. The Braves pulled within 17-16 on a 30-yard touchdown run by quarterback Noah Johnson, the SWAC Offensive Player of the Year, and a 29-yard field goal with 51 seconds left in the quarter. Johnson rushed for 120 yards and passed for 128. Wilson countered immediately, fielding the short kickoff on the left side of the field. He took off diagonally toward the middle and then cut up the right sideline for a 79-yard score. It was the senior's school-record fourth kickoff return for a touchdown this season alongside scores of 98, 99 and 100 yards. - AP College Football
|12/17/18 - Easton Stick, rSr/2019, North Dakota State, 6-2, 221 (DS#27 QB) [Newsfeed] |
Quarterback Easton Stick ran for 169 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another score to help North Dakota State defeat rival South Dakota State 44-21 in the FCS semifinals Friday night. Bruce Anderson added two rushing touchdowns for the undefeated and top-seeded Bison (14-0), who will be seeking their seventh FCS title in the last eight years. North Dakota State led 14-7 at intermission and then won a shootout in the second half. Stick, a first-team AP All-American selection, finished with 316 total yards.
He was 12-of-15 passing for 169 yards and no interceptions. "Easton Stick is the best player in college football. Period," Bison coach Chris Klieman said. "We're lucky to have him." South Dakota State coach John Stiegelmeier said Stick was the difference in the game. "It was a great performance," Stiegelmeier said. "We know him pretty well obviously." The Bison amassed 608 total yards, including 439 rushing. Anderson and fellow running backs Seth Wilson and Adam Cofield combined for another 242 yards on the ground. Wilson set the tone for the Bison on the first play from scrimmage in the second half when he ran 78 yards to the South Dakota State 3, leading to a touchdown and a 21-7 lead. - AP College Football
|12/17/18 - Quarte Sapp, rJr/2020, Tennessee, 6-1, 223 (DS#999 ILB) [Newsfeed] |
Tennessee linebacker Quart'e Sapp says he's bypassing his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Sapp tweeted out a video announcing his intentions Friday, the same day he earned his degree. After making 78 tackles to rank fourth on the team last season, Sapp had 29 tackles in a reduced role under a new coaching staff this year. Following a loss to Florida, Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said he asked Sapp to leave the sideline after the linebacker refused a request to enter the game. Sapp tweeted the next day that "I never was asked nor did I ever refuse to go into the game." Pruitt called Sapp "a great ambassador to our program" two days after that game. Sapp thanked Pruitt in the video he released Friday. - AP College Football
|12/17/18 - Dee Walker, rSo/2021, Arkansas, 6-2, 216 (DS#999 OLB) [Newsfeed] |
Arkansas linebacker Demetrius Walker has been suspended from the football program after being arrested on drug and weapon charges. Washington County booking records show the 21-year-old Walker was arrested for delivery of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver, simultaneous possession of drugs and guns and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into jail Wednesday and has a hearing scheduled for Friday. It was unclear if he has a lawyer. The University of Arkansas said in a statement Thursday that Walker is suspended "indefinitely," and the school will monitor the case and cooperate with related legal and campus issues. Walker is a sophomore and played in all 12 Razorback games this season. He finished with 17 tackles, including nine solo stops. - AP College Football
|12/17/18 - OMaury Samuels, So/2021, Michigan, 5-10, 205 (DS#999 RB) [Newsfeed] |
Michigan dismissed running back O'Maury Samuels from its football program on the same day he was arraigned on two charges, including one for domestic violence. The school did not say why the move was made Wednesday, when Samuels was charged with domestic violence and malicious destruction of personal property. The date of the alleged offenses was Dec. 8 and Samuels is scheduled for a hearing on Dec. 27 in Ann Arbor District Court.The sophomore finished the season with 13 rushing attempts for 66 yards. He did not run the ball for the eighth-ranked Wolverines after Oct. 13, when he had one carry for 3 yards in a win over Wisconsin. - AP College Football
|12/14/18 - Benny Snell Jr., Jr/2020, Kentucky, 5-10, 223 (DS#3 RB) [Newsfeed] |
RB Benny Snell, considered one of the best players in Wildcats' history, announced on Friday that he will skip his senior year and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
However, Snell said he first will play for the Wildcats against Penn State in the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day. "To the BBN, you've become a part of my family," Snell said in a video posted on Twitter. "You took a kid in from Ohio and made it feel like home, but there comes a time you have to leave home to build a life of your own. That's what I'm about to do. I have decided to enter the NFL draft and pursue a dream I have had as long as I can remember. I will be taking some of the best memories of my life with me." Snell was an unheralded recruit who rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of the last three seasons and helped the Wildcats to a bowl game for the third consecutive season. He has 3,754 yards in his career and was selected first-team All-Southeastern Conference this year. The Athletic ranks Snell as the No. 10 running back in the 2019 draft class.
|12/13/18 - McKenzie Milton, Jr/2020, Central Florida, 5-11, 185 (DS#23 QB) [Newsfeed] |
QB McKenzie Milton will attend next month's Fiesta Bowl against LSU.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Teresa Milton said her son was undergoing another surgery Thursday "to get him more comfortable" She also wrote: "He will be at the Fiesta Bowl to cheer his teammates on to Victory!
Milton was injured in the second quarter in a win over South Florida on Nov. 23 and watched his teammates beat Memphis in the AAC Championship game at his home in Orlando, Fla.
ESPN reported that Milton already has undergone three surgical procedures on his right leg and will have reconstructive knee surgery in four to six weeks.
Shortly after undergoing surgery, Milton's parents released a statement updating the results of an emergency surgery on their son's leg. According to the statement, the blood flow in his leg was restored and a nerve was injured but intact.
No. 8-ranked UCF (11-0) takes a 24-game winning streak into the Fiesta Bowl. The Golden Knights have not lost a game since Arkansas beat them 31-13 in the Cure Bowl on Dec. 17, 2016.
|12/12/18 - Darrell Henderson, Jr/2020, Memphis, 5-09, 200 (DS#7 RB) [Newsfeed] |
RB Darrell Henderson, a unanimous All-American, announced Wednesday he will enter the NFL Draft. The junior, while perhaps lacking an elite package of size and breakaway speed, possesses excellent vision, subtle shifts and has an effective stiff-arm to weave his way through defenses. Memphis hasn't had a back this talented since the Pittsburgh Steelers made DeAngelo Williams the 27th overall pick in 2006.
|12/11/18 - Britain Covey, rSr/2021, Utah, 5-08, 170 (DS#999 WR) [Newsfeed] |
WR Britain Covey, Utah's leading receiver, announced on social media that he has undergone surgery to repair a torn ACL. Covey revealed on his Twitter account on Tuesday, "Just had surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus. I'll be back before you know it! In the end, minor setbacks turn out to be major miracles! " Covey suffered the injury during the Pac-12 championship game loss to Washington, but the nature of the injury was not specified. A torn ACL means Covey will miss the Utes' Dec. 31 Holiday Bowl against Northwestern and will also sit out spring practice. Covey was the Utes' leader in receptions with 60 and receiving yards with 637. Covey also carried the ball 21 times for another 172 yards, and added a pair of touchdown passes. Covey was also named first-team All-Pac-12 as a return specialist.
|12/10/18 - Greg Little, Jr/2020, Mississippi, 6-5, 325 (DS#2 OT) [Newsfeed] |
OL Greg Little announced Monday that he would enter the NFL Draft. The left tackle is physical, demonstrates a strong hand punch and covers a lot of ground with his kick-slide. He's No. 9 in the initial mock draft of NFLDraftScout.com analyst Ric Serritella.
|12/10/18 - Eric Barriere, rSo/2021, Eastern Washington, 6-0, 195 (DS#999 QB) [Newsfeed] |
Eric Barriere accounted for four touchdowns and Sam McPherson scored on a 35-yard run with 26 seconds left to lift third-seeded Eastern Washington to a 34-29 win over sixth-seeded UC Davis on Saturday in the FCS quarterfinals. The Aggies (10-3) had taken a 29-28 lead in this Big Sky Conference rematch with 1:13 to play on Jake Maier's second touchdown pass and 2-point PAT pitch. The Eagles then went 75 yards in four plays, kick-started by Barriere's 29-yard scamper to the UC Davis 46 when it appeared he was going to be sacked. McPherson, who rushed for 143 yards, took a handoff up the middle and then cut to the left sideline. Eastern (11-2) is home against seventh-seeded Maine, which upset second-seeded Weber State, next weekend. Weber State tied with EWU and UC Davis, for the Big Sky title. Barriere's third TD pass, to Nsimba Webster, put the Eagles up 28-21 midway through the fourth quarter. Maier and Gilliam connected on a 3-yard score, then Maier had a forward pitch to Namane Modise, running right to left behind the line, for the conversion. - AP College Football
|12/10/18 - Taryn Christion, Sr/2019, South Dakota State, 6-1, 225 (DS#25 QB) [Newsfeed] |
Taryn Christion threw for one touchdown and ran for another - the clincher with 2:22 to play - and fifth-seeded South Dakota State held off fourth-seeded Kennesaw State 27-17 in the FCS quarterfinals on Saturday. The Jackrabbits (10-2) play at top-seeded North Dakota State, the defending national champion, next weekend. SDSU lost 21-17 at NDSU on Sept. 29. Christion scored on a 15-yard run to cap an eight-play, 65-yard drive after the Owls (11-2) had scored on consecutive possessions to close within 20-17. The game ended at almost the exact same time as the SDSU women's basketball upset No. 21 Drake 80-71 at home. South Dakota State scored on three straight possessions to take a 17-3 lead at halftime. Christion connected with Adam Anderson for a 5-yard score and Pierre Strong had a 9-yard run. Chase Vinatieri kicked his second short field goal to make it 20-3 entering the fourth quarter. - AP College Football
|12/10/18 - Easton Stick, rSr/2019, North Dakota State, 6-2, 221 (DS#27 QB) [Newsfeed] |
Easton Stick threw for three touchdowns, Bruce Anderson ran for 124 yards with a touchdown and top-seeded North Dakota State advanced to the FCS semifinals for the eighth straight year with a 35-0 win over eighth-seeded Colgate on Saturday. Stick was 14 of 19 for 205 yards as the Bison (13-0) piled up 443 yards against the Raiders (10-2), who had the top defense in FCS. The defending national champions, who have won 19 in a row, are home against the South Dakota State-Kennesaw State winner next weekend. Ty Brooks scored on a 26-yard run to cap a four-play, 96-yard drive on NDSU's first possession.
A 2-yard pass to Ben Ellefson made it 14-0 in the second quarter. The Bison then went 70 yards on eight plays to open the second half, capped by a 10-yard pass to Darrius Shepherd, who moved into second on the NDSU career list with 179 receptions. That was more than enough for the Bison, who limited Colgate to 157 yards. The Raiders had tied the FCS record with five shutouts this season and only allowed nine touchdowns in 11 games. Stick is now 47-3 as a starting quarterback, tying former Bison QB Brock Jensen, who went 47-5 in his career, for the most wins by a starting FCS QB. NDSU kicker Cam Pedersen has converted 91 straight extra points and 251 in his career. - AP College Football
|12/09/18 - Dwayne Haskins Jr., rSo/2021, Ohio State, 6-2, 220 (DS#1 QB) [Newsfeed] |
QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. finished a distant third in the Heisman Trophy voting on Saturday night behind winner Kyler Murray of Oklahoma and Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama. Haskins set more than 20 school records and broke Big Ten records for the conference champion Buckeyes (12-1), who will face Washington in the Rose Bowl. Haskins led the country in touchdown passes (47) and yards (4,580) and was second in passing yards per game (352). The first-year starter completed 70.2 percent of his passes and was intercepted just eight times in 496 attempts.
|12/09/18 - Tua Tagovailoa, So/2021, Alabama, 6-1, 218 (DS#2 QB) [Newsfeed] |
QB Tua Tagovailoa finished second to Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray in the Heisman Trophy voting on Saturday. Tagovailoa's 1,871 points were the highest total for a runner-up. Tagovailoa threw for 3,353 yards with 37 touchdowns and just four interceptions while completing almost 68 percent of his passes this year while leading Alabama (13-0) into the College Football Playoff. The Hawaiian native's 202.30 passer rating was second nationally.
BACK TO TOP