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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Whitewater's Beaver Top Rusher in College Football

Justin Beaver, sophomore running back at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, was the leading rusher in college football --- at any level, for the 2005 season.

Beaver, 5-9, 195 from Palmyra, Wisconsin, rushed for a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III record 2,420 yards in 2005.

Beaver helped UW-Whitewater win the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title, and advance to the title game (fifth round) of the NCAA III playoffs. He also played a significant role in UW-W setting school records for yards rushing, touchdowns, and points scored.

The other top rushers in each category of collegiate football follow.

NCAA Division IA ... DeAngelo Williams, University of Memphis, 1,964 yards NCAA Division IAA ... Nick Hartigan, Brown University, 1,727 yards NCAA Division II ... Jamar Brittingham, Bloomsburg State (PA), 2, 260 yards National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics ... Roger Butler, Tabor College, 1,828 yards
National Junior College Athletic Association ... Eric Ransom, Trinity Valley Community College, 1,531 yards

For more information:
Bob Berezowitz ... UW-W head coach, 262-472-1453 UW-Whitewater football web site:


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