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  Ryan Torain
Ryan Torain

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

High School:
Shawnee Mission Northwest

Last College:
Butler CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 213

Position:
Running Back

Experience:
1V

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ASU: Former junior college transfer that had as great an impact in two seasons as any running back in ASU history...a tough runner that is rarely brought down on first contact...a true all-around running back...often times hits defenders harder than they hit him...combines speed, strength, agility and soft hands...would likely have been an All-America and postseason awards candidate had he stayed healthy as a senior...earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors as a junior and was one of the Pac-10's elite backs in 2007 until his senior season was cut short midway through the year...ran for 1,229 yards in 2006, becoming ASU's first 1,000-yard runner since Delvon Flowers in 2001...ran for the eighth-most single-season yards in ASU history and the most since Sun Devil great Freddie Williams' total on ASU's legendary, undefeated 1975 squad ...totaled the fourth-most rushing yards by a player in his debut season in the history of the Pac-10 Conference...ranks 13th in the nation and second in the Pac-10 Conference among returning backs in total rushing yards...led the team with 10 total touchdowns as a junior...an excellent receiving threat, he was ASU's second-leading returning receiver for 2007 and led all returning Pac-10 tailbacks in yards-per-catch average (11.4) and touchdown receptions (three)...ran for over 100 yards in seven games and 70 or more in 12 of 19 contests...rushed for career-highs of 191 yards on 24 carries at California on Sept. 23, 2006...was listed by ESPN's Mel Kiper as the No. 2 senior running back in the nation for 2007...appeared in 19 games with 14 starts...carried 323 times for 1,782 yards (5.5 avg.) with 12 rushing touchdowns...also caught 25 passes for 305 yards (12.2 avg.) with five touchdowns...averaged 93.8 rushing yards-per-game for his career.

2007: Started the first six games of the season before missing the final seven games due to injury...still finished second on the team in rushing, carrying 110 times for 553 yards (5.0 avg.) and five touchdowns...was a winner of ASU's Cecil Abono Team Captain Award at the team's year-end banquet...earned midseason All-Pac-10 Second-Team honors by PhilSteele.com...was invited to appear in the 2008 East-West Shrine Game...averaged 92.2 rushing yards-per-game and ranked second on the squad in rushing touchdowns...caught seven passes for 100 yards (14.3 avg.) with two touchdown receptions...had three 100-yard games and had at least 90 rushing yards in all five games he finished...carried 17 times for a game high 123 yards (7.2 avg.) and three touchdowns in the season opener against San Jose State on Sept. 1...led all rushers with 91 yards on 17 carries (5.4 avg.) and a seven-yard touchdown run against Colorado on Sept. 8...led ASU with 91 yards on 26 carries against Oregon State on Sept. 22...caught two touchdown passes of 48 and seven yards and had a 41-yard scoring run over the span of 6:45 of playing time in ASU's comeback victory over the Beavers...led all ballcarriers with 103 rushing yards on 16 carries (6.4 avg.) at Stanford on Sept. 29...had a game-high 116 yards on 24 carries (4.8 avg.) at Washington State on Oct. 6...carried 10 times for 29 yards and caught two passes for 21 yards against Washington on Oct. 13 before suffering a season-ending foot injury against the Huskies.

2006: Played in all 13 games, starting the final eight of the season...earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors...led ASU with 223 carries for 1,229 yards (5.5 avg.) and seven touchdowns...enters 2007 ranked second in the Pac-10 Conference and 18th in the nation among returning rushers from 2006...became the first Sun Devil since Delvon Flowers in 2001 to rush for over 1,000 yards...posted the highest rushing total by a Sun Devil since Freddie Williams' 1,427 yards in 1975...a former junior college transfer playing his first season at ASU in 2006, he recorded the fourth-highest single-season rushing output in Pac-10 Conference history by a player in his debut season...his rushing total also stands as the eighth-highest total in Sun Devil history and makes him one of only five players in ASU history to surpass 1,200 rushing yards in a season...led all Sun Devils with 1,434 all-purpose yards (110.3 avg.)...averaged 94.5 rushing yards-per-game...is also ASU's second-leading returning receiver and one of the best pass-catching running backs in the Pac-10, collecting 18 receptions for 205 yards (11.4 avg.) and three touchdowns last season...totaled 74 all-purpose yards (16 rushing, 58 receiving) and a touchdown reception in his ASU against Northern Arizona...led ASU with 70 rushing yards on eight carries (8.8 avg.) and a touchdown against Nevada...carried 18 times for 80 yards and a touchdown at Colorado...posted season-highs of 24 carries for 191 yards (8.0 avg.) at California with a rushing touchdown, adding two catches for 17 yards and a score against the Bears...his 191 rushing yards tied for the third-most in a game by a Pac-10 runner on the year...recorded a second 100-yard rushing game a week later, netting 113 yards on 19 carries (5.9 avg.) against Oregon...carried 20 times with a touchdown and caught three passes for 39 yards at USC...gained 90 yards on 17 carries (5.3 avg.) with a score against Stanford, in addition to a pair of catches for 32 yards and a touchdown reception against the Cardinal...totaled 98 rushing yards on 23 carries and three receptions for 30 yards at Washington...carried 19 times for 84 yards and a touchdown against Washington State...posted 77 rushing yards on 19 carries versus UCLA...was awarded the Ben Goo Trophy for game Most Valuable Player in ASU's 28-14 win over Arizona after rushing 24 times for 139 yards (5.8 avg.) against the Wildcats...recorded a game-high 160 rushing yards on 18 carries with a touchdown against Hawai'i in the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl, including a season-long, twisting-and turning, 64-yard run...added two receptions for 28 yards against the Warriors.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: A 2006 graduate of Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan...listed as the No. 52 junior college player in the nation by SuperPrep...rushed for more than 800 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore despite missing four games with an injury...earned second-team All-Jayhawk Conference...Butler CC finished 10th in the JC Gridwire Top 25...played in the National Championship game for Butler Community College as a freshman in 2004...coached by Troy Morrell.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2004 graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School...rushed for more than 1,600 yards as a senior...selected first-team all-league as a senior while leading the league in rushing...named the all-Class 6A tailback...once scored five touchdowns in the first half of a game...lettered twice in football, twice in basketball and twice in track and field...coached by Scott DeBault.

PERSONAL: Plans to major in sports psychology and would like to pursue a career in football player psychology...parents are Brian Torain and Raedell Shinn (Southwestern Bell employee) of Olathe, Kan...has one brother, Chris (18) and one sister, Brianna (13)...hobbies include listening to music and playing basketball...born August 10, 1986 in Topeka, Kan...full name is Ryan Devon Torain.

Top-10 ASU Single-Season Rushers

Rank Name Year Car. Yards Avg.
1. Woody Green 1972 234 1,565 5.6
2. "Whizzer" White 1950 199 1,502 7.6
3. Art Malone 1968 235 1,431 6.1
4. Freddie Williams 1975 266 1,427 5.4
5. Woody Green 1973 209 1,313 6.3
6. Woody Green 1971 232 1,310 5.6
7. Freddie Williams 1974 249 1,299 5.2
8. Ryan Torain 2006 223 1,229 5.5
9. Max Anderson 1967 191 1,188 6.2
10. Ben Malone 1973 191 1,186 6.2

Torain's Career Statistics

RUSHING                G   Att    Yds  TD  Lg Avg/C Avg/G
2006................  13   223   1229   7  64   5.5  94.5
2007................   6   110    553   5  41   5.0  92.2
TOTAL...............  19   333   1782  12  64   5.4  93.8

TOTAL OFFENSE G Rush Pass Total Avg/G 2006................ 13 1229 0 1229 94.5 2007................ 6 553 0 553 92.2 TOTAL............... 19 1782 0 1782 93.8

RECEIVING G Rec Yds TD Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G 2006................ 13 18 205 3 39 1.4 11.4 15.8 2007................ 6 7 100 2 48 1.2 14.3 16.7 TOTAL............... 19 25 305 5 48 1.3 12.2 16.1

TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd 2006................ 13 2 0 2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2007................ 6 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 TOTAL............... 19 2 0 2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2006................ 13 1229 205 0 0 0 1434 110.3 2007................ 6 553 100 0 0 0 653 108.8 TOTAL............... 19 1782 305 0 0 0 2087 109.8

SCORING G TD Rush Pass Retn PAT 2PAT FG Total Avg/G 2006................ 13 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 60 4.6 2007................ 6 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 42 7.0 TOTAL............... 19 17 12 5 0 0 0 0 102 5.4

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