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#2 Crusoe Gongbay
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Rockville, Md.
High School: Rockville HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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NEW MEXICO: Enters 2014 as the top option at running back ... a north-and-south runner with power and speed that refuses to do down ... also has the ability to catch the ball out of the back field ... has great vision and an incredible ability to make cuts and burst back to full speed ... has the potential to become the team's leading ball-carrier as he was in 2011 for UNM ... skipped spring practice in 2012 as he contemplated transferring from UNM, but he decided to ask coach Bob Davie to return, and rejoined the team on Aug. 20 ... was dropped to near the bottom of the preseason depth chart but worked his way into playing time on special teams and as a backup running back.

2013 (JUNIOR): A career-high 592 rushing yards with six touchdowns, and three receptions for 23 yards primarily as a backup ... played in 12 games with three starts ... had a career-high 98 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown in a starting role against Colorado State ... produced 95 yards on 10 carries at Pittsburgh ... finished the season with 77 yards and a TD on 12 carries at Boise State ... rushed for 66 yards and a score on 10 carries at San Diego State.

2012 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 10 games ... finished with 159 rushing yards on 22 carries for a 7.2-yard average ... best game came against Fresno State on Oct. 27 when he rushed for 72 yards on five carries and had a career-long 34 yards ... also had nine carries for 61 yards against Nevada on Nov. 17.

2011 (FRESHMAN): Came off the bench in 11 of the 12 games, but finished with a team-high 500 yards, five touchdowns and a 4.6 yard-per-carry average.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for Rockville High School and coach Kevin Bernot ... Top-10 Maryland all-time career rushing list with more than 5,000 yards ... led the Washington, D.C., metro area with 2,142 yards rushing as a senior ... finished his senior season with 33 rushing touchdowns ... named first-team Washington Post All-Metro and was a 2010 Maryland Consensus All-State Team selection ... named the Washington Sentinel Player of the Year ... earned first-team All-Gazette honors and made First Team All-D.C. Sportsfan list ... made the 2010 Maryland Crab Bowl All-Star Team and the Chesapeake Bowl Team ... earned the Fitzgerald Auto Player of the Year award ... was recognized as the Best Rusher and Rusher with the Best Vision by Rivals' Brian Perroni after the Maryland Crab Bowl ... chose New Mexico over Towson ... as a junior, he rushed for 1,601 yards and 20 touchdowns ... also had 386 kickoff return yards and returned three kicks for touchdowns ... earned Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention honors ... was a first-team All-Gazette honoree and was a 2A All-League selection ... had 1,396 yards on the ground as a sophomore, including 18 touchdowns ... played basketball and track & field while at Rockville.

PERSONAL: Son of Miata and Crusoe Gongbay.

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