TRANSACTION HISTORY: Signed with Chargers, May 12, 2017.
2017: Appeared in all 16 games…Scored a 35-yard TD on the first carry of his career…Registered 47 carries for 260 yards (5.5 avg.) and two TDs…Posted 27 receptions for 279 yards (10.3 avg.) and three TDs…Registered two TD catches of 20-plus yards in the contest at Jacksonville, becoming the first running back to do so in a single game since Jamaal Charles (Dec. 15, 2013)…Returned five kickoffs for 85 yards (17.0 avg.)…Added 17 special teams tackles...at Denver (Sept. 11): Made his NFL debut in his home state of Colorado…Posted two receptions for 18 yards (9.0 avg.) while seeing action on three offensive plays and 17 on special teams…Registered a special teams tackle on punt coverage pinning Denver inside its own 20…vs. Miami (Sept. 17): Returned three kickoffs for 49 yards (16.3 avg.) with a long of 22 yards on 17 plays on special teams…Added a special teams tackle on punt coverage…vs. Kansas City (Sept. 24): Registered a six-yard reception…Saw action at running back on six offensive snaps and 19 on special teams…vs. Philadelphia (Oct. 1): Recorded a TD on the first carry of his career, a 35-yard score in the fourth quarter…Forced a missed tackle by OLB Mychal Kendricks on second down before running away from defenders for the score…Added two receptions for 23 yards (11.5 avg.)…Contributed with two special teams tackles on punt coverage that pinned the Eagles inside the 20…at New York Giants (Oct. 8): Participated on 13 offensive snaps and 16 on special teams…Posted a career-high four carries…Also registered career highs in receptions (three) and receiving yards (28) for a 9.3 avg. …Contributed with a tackle pinning the Giants inside their own 20 on kickoff coverage…at Oakland (Oct. 15): Recorded a one-yard run and an eight-yard reception on seven offensive plays…Contributed on 11 special teams plays, totaling two special teams tackles on punt coverage…Converted a reception on third-and-eight to move the chains on the team’s first scoring drive…Caught a pass from QB Philip Rivers in the right flat and juked past CB David Amerson to get enough yardage for the first down…vs. Denver (Oct. 22): Registered the first TD catch of his career, finishing the game with four catches for six yards (1.5 avg.) and the score…On the play, started in the shotgun formation to the right of QB Philip Rivers before motioning left out of the backfield to catch a swing-pass in the left flat from Rivers for the one-yard score…Posted 38 rushing yards on seven carries (5.4 avg.)…Added a special teams tackle on kickoff coverage that forced Denver to start inside the 20…Contributed on punt coverage by downing a punt by P Drew Kaser at the Denver one-yard line in the third quarter…Saw action on 18 plays on offense and 13 on special teams…at New England (Oct. 29): Saw action on 17 plays on offense and 14 on special teams…Posted two rushes for eight yards (4.0 avg.) and hauled in a 13-yard catch, bringing his career receiving yards over 100…Returned two kickoffs for 36 yards (18.0 avg.)…Added a special teams tackle on punt coverage…at Jacksonville (Nov. 12): Led the team in rushing and receiving yards, posting his first game with more than 100 yards from scrimmage (119)…Posted 42 rushing yards on 10 carries (4.2 avg.), both career highs…Set career highs with 77 receiving yards and two TDs on five catches (15.4 avg.), including a career-long 28-yard TD catch at the end of the first half…On the play, caught a pass in the right flat and ran away from LB Telvin Smith before breaking a tackle by CB Jalen Ramsey and running down the sideline for the score…Added a 22-yard score after catching another pass in the right flat before turning up the sideline and diving across the goal line for the TD…Became the first running back to post two TD catches of 20-plus yards in the same game since Jamaal Charles (Dec. 15, 2013)…Saw action on 23 offensive snaps and 17 on special teams…Led the team with three special teams tackles, all coming on punt coverage…vs. Buffalo (Nov. 19): Played on 32 offensive snaps and 14 on special teams…Rushed for 40 yards and a TD on six attempts (6.7 avg.)…In the fourth quarter, took a handoff up the middle from QB Kellen Clemens and ran away from Bills defenders for a 21-yard TD after receiving blocks from G/T Michael Schofield, G Kenny Wiggins, TE Cumberland and WR Tyrell Williams…Added two catches for 18 yards (9.0 avg.)…at Dallas (Nov. 23): Saw action on 27 snaps on offense and 11 on special teams…Rushed for 15 yards on six attempts (2.5 avg.) and posted three catches for 55 yards (18.3 avg.), including a career-long 38-yard catch in the third quarter…On third-and-two, was split wide left and put a double-move on LB Justin Durant to get open down the left sideline for the 38-yard completion from QB Philip Rivers…vs. Cleveland (Dec. 3): Appeared on 20 plays on offense and seven on special teams…Posted 19 rushing yards on four attempts (4.8 avg.) and 21 receiving yards on a pair of receptions (10.5 avg.)…vs. Washington (Dec. 10): Posted a career-high 49 rushing yards on four carries (12.3 avg.), seeing action on 18 plays on offense and 21 on special teams…Three of five special teams tackles came on kickoff coverage (one pinning the Redskins inside the 20) and two came on punt coverage (one pinned Washington inside their own 20)…On final play of the first half, took a handoff from QB Philip Rivers in the shotgun and ran through blocks from T Russell Okung, G Dan Feeney and TE Antonio Gates for a 33-yard gain, finishing just short of the end zone…at Kansas City (Dec. 16): Played 10 snaps on offense and six on special teams before leaving with a hand injury…Finished with a six-yard reception and 13 rushing yards on two attempts (6.5 avg.)…Ran for a 12-yard gain in the first quarter, taking an end-around handoff from QB Philip Rivers after a fake swing-pass to RB Melvin Gordon before driving up-field past a block from G Dan Feeney…at New York Jets (Dec. 24): Limited to four special teams plays due to a hand injury suffered at Kansas City…vs. Oakland (Dec. 31): Still limited with a cast on his hand, appeared on six special teams snaps.
COLLEGE: He broke nearly every Mountaineer career rushing record, carrying the ball 932 times for 5,857 yards and 55 touchdowns...led all NCAA divisions in rushing yards through the first eight weeks of the season and was the NCAA’s active career rushing leader through the first nine weeks in 2016...led all of Division II with 149.5 average rushing yards per game...accounted for nearly 40 percent of Western’s points (108-of-278)... recorded over 100 all-purpose yards in eight games, and over 200 in four games...led Division II and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in all-purpose yards per game with 203.9 and scoring, averaging 12.6 points per game in 2015…ran for the third most yards in Division II with 1,637 and averaged the third most rushing yards per game with 163.7…ran for more than 1,600 yards in two seasons and ran for over 1,000 yards as a freshman.
PERSONAL: All-conference and all-state athlete in both football and track...recorded 2,398 yards rushing, 42 touchdowns, and averaged 10.16 yards per carry...three-time academic achievement award winner.