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#6 Jhurell Pressley
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 198
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Newcastle, Del.
High School: Red Lion Christian Academy
Experience: 1 Letter
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NEW MEXICO: An explosive runner who has big-play capabilities both as a rusher and as a receiver out of the backfield ... is one of the fastest players on the team but retains the size to run between the tackles ... could have a breakout year as he takes on a bigger role in the offense ... also plays significant amounts on special teams ... missed spring practice in 2014 because of a minor procedure but will be at full strength in the fall ... has matured immensely over the past two seasons and is becoming a leader on offense.

2013 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games on offense and special teams ... had 35 touches on offense and accumulated 341 all-purpose yards for a 9.7-yard average every time he touched the ball ... finished with 273 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 29 carries ... also had six receptions for 68 yards ... had career highs in rushing yards with 87 each against Air Force and Fresno State ... needed only four carries in each game to rush for 87 yards ... he scored a pair of TDs against Air Force, including a 61-yard run ... he had a career-long 80-yard TD run at Fresno State ... finished with eight tackles as a member of the special teams coverage units.

2012 (FRESHMAN): Third on the team in rushing with 462 yards and six touchdowns ... also had four receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown ... appeared in all 13 games and started the season opener against Southern ... rushed for 75 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries vs. Southern ... rushed for 71 yards and two scored against New Mexico State ... had a career-long 55-yard touchdown reception against Colorado State.

2011: Redshirted. 

HIGH SCHOOL: Played football at Red Lion Christian Academy for coach Eric Day ... Rushed for 887 yards on 100 carries with 14 touchdowns in eight games his senior year ... also had one kickoff return for a TD ... had 40 tackles with three pass breakups, four tackles for loss and two forced fumbles as a defensive back...netted 825 yards on 93 carries with 10 TDs as a junior. 

PERSONAL: Born in Newark, Del. ... Son of Valerie Pasley and Edward Pressley ... Hobbies include anything exotic...Favorite food is soul food ... Favorite athlete is Dwyane Wade...Has two older sisters and three older brothers.

PRESSLEY CAREER STATS

Year G/GS Att. Gain Loss Net Avg/C TD Long Avg/G
 2012  13/1 104 468  462  4.4  40  35.5 
 2013 12/0  29  284  11  273  9.4  80  22.8
 Totals 25/1 133  752  17  735  5.5 12 80  29.4

 

Receiving No. Yards Avg. TD Long Avg/G
2012 4 86 21.5 1 55 6.6
2013 6 68 11.3 0 40 5.7
Totals 10 154 15.4 1 55 6.2
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