July 25, 2006

Full steam ahead

Offensively, Texas A&M looks to be in good order heading into the 2006 season and that includes at running back where the old will mesh with the new in the upcoming season.

A&M will have back a healthy senior running back who broke freshman record three seasons ago while a new freshman seems ready to burst on the scene quickly in Aggieland.

Add a sophomore bruiser that showed that he can take the punishment, and gain yards while doing it, as a true freshman in 2005 and the Aggies look to potentially have one of the better running games in the Big 12 conference.

Courtney Lewis - Senior

Lewis was the first Aggies to rush for over 1,000 yards since 1998 when he did so as a freshman in 2003. Since then Lewis has declined in each season, mainly due to injuries forcing him to miss part of each season.

In 2006 Lewis begins healthy and hopes to recoup the promise he showed as a freshman. If Lewis can get back to taking 20-25 carries per game and find his way over the four-figure mark as a senior, a nice NFL salary could await.

Jorvorskie Lane - Sophomore

Lane got more and more carries during his true freshman year as the season went as he averaged five yards per carry in 119 attempts. In short yardage and goal line situations, Lane is the man you want carrying the ball.

With comparisons to NFL great Jerome Bettis, Lane is a bruiser that can bowl over any defender and carry them for extra yards. Rarely was it seen in 2005 where Lane would get tackled behind the line of scrimmage - he only lost 11 yards all season.

With a full season of experience under his belt, Lane could take more carries away from Lewis.

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