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T.J. Yeldon
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T.J. Yeldon

RB

Height
6-2
Weight
218 Lbs

Bio

Timothy Antonio Yeldon, Jr., usually known by the name T.J. Yeldon, was born in Daphne, Alabama on October 2, 1993. A running back for the Alabama Crimson Tide, he became the first true freshman in the school's history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season.

As a youngster, Yeldon attended Daphne High School, where he won the Alabama 6A State Championship as a junior in 2010, finishing the season with an unbeaten 15-0 record. In total, he was able to rush for 1,112 yards and 18 touchdowns and Yeldon scored the winning touchdown in the 6A State Championship Game. As a senior, he was credited with 2,193 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns and was named as a second team All-American by USA Today. Considered one of the best running back prospects in the nation, he turned down offers from notable schools like Florida, Auburn, Oregon and Clemson in order to attend the University of Alabama.

Yeldon earned playing time as a true freshman in 2012 and made an instant impact, rushing for more than 100 yards on his debut. In the process, he became the first true freshman at Alabama to ever accomplish that feat. Over the course of the full year, he amassed 1,108 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns and one touchdown reception. During the SEC Championship Game, Yeldon recorded his highest rushing total of the season, with 153 yards, as the team defeated the Georgia Bulldogs. He registered another 100+ rushing yards at the BCS Championship Game, helping the team to become National Champions.

At the end of his first season with the team, Yeldon was selected for the SEC All-Freshman team by the league's coaches and was named Freshman All-American by multiple sources. His total of 1,108 rushing yards set a new freshman school record and he also equalled the school's record for freshman rushing touchdowns.

During his sophomore year, Yeldon continued to impress with his performances and he finished the season with 1,235 rushing yards, from 207 carries. He chipped in with 14 rushing touchdowns and increased his number of catches and total receiving yards from the previous year. Yeldon was subsequently named in the All-Southeastern Conference first team.

Statistics

Stats ATT YDS Y/A TD LONG 20+ 40+ FUM RZ ATT 1DN
2013 Regular Season 207 1235 6.0 14 68 10 0 4 45 73

Game Log

Date Opponent Result ATT YDS Y/A LONG RZ ATT TD REC TAR YDS Y/R RZ TAR TD
1-2-2014 @ Oklahoma Sooners Oklahoma Sooners 31-45 17 72 4.2 16 5 1 2 3 23 11.5 0 0
11-30-2013 @ Auburn Tigers Auburn Tigers 34-28 26 141 5.4 31 4 1 2 3 8 4.0 0 0
11-23-2013 @ Chattanooga Mocs Chattanooga Mocs 49-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-16-2013 @ Mississippi State Bulldogs Mississippi State Bulldogs 7-20 24 160 6.7 50 3 0 1 4 6 6.0 1 0
11-9-2013 @ LSU Tigers LSU Tigers 38-17 25 133 5.3 22 7 2 1 2 13 13.0 0 0

News

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