38  LaKendus Cole
LaKendus Cole

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Germantown, TN

High School:
Houston HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 189

Position:
Running Back

Experience:
2L


A reserve tailback who became a key for the Tiger offense in 2003 ... Participated in 12 games in 2003, but had to take over as the tailback in the New Orleans Bowl due to an injury to Derron Parquet ... Came to the Tigers as a walk-on candidate for the tailback position ... Arrived on the football field in January of 2002 ... 2003: A returning letterman who served as the Tigers' backup tailback in 2003 ... Had 14 rushes for 41 yards in the season opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Played in the Ole Miss victory but did not have a carry ... Totalled five rushes for 22 yards in the Southern Mississippi game ... Gained 41 yards on five carries in the win over Arkansas State ... Saw action at tailback in the road victory over Houston ... Was credited with two carries for 11 yards against the Cougars ... Had two rushes for 11 yards in the Tiger win over Tulane in the Superdome ... Played in the Tigers' win over East Carolina and had one carry for two yards ... Rushed the ball eight times for 25 yards in the Tigers' 37-7 win over Louisville ... Played a key role in the win over Cincinnati when he entered the game after injuries to DeAngelo Williams and Derron Parquet and caught an eight-yard pass to set up Danny Wimprine's touchdown run ... Worked as the backup in the season finale against USF ... Had five carries for 17 yards ... Saved his best performance until the final game of the season ... Was pressed into service when starter Derron Parquet was injured on the team's first offensive series ... Had a career-high 27 carries and a career-best 62 yards and scored his career touchdown to ice the victory in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Was presented the game ball for his efforts against North Texas in the bowl game ... Finished the 2003 season with 70 rushes for 226 yards and one touchdown ... Was the team's third-leading rusher in 2003 ... Had a season-long run of 28 yards ... Made an impact on the Tiger offense in the spring of 2003 and is expected to see action this fall as a back and special teams player ... Was the Tigers' second-leading rusher in the spring of 2003 ... Had 57 rushes for 199 yards and four touchdown in spring scrimmages ... Averaged 3.5 yards per carry in the spring ... Had 23 carries for 111 yards and four touchdowns in one scrimmage ... Has great quickness off the snap and hits holes well ... 2002: Spent thefall working with the Tiger offensive scout team while learning the Memphis spread offense ... Had four rushes for 12 yards in the spring Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Finished the spring with 10 rushes for 63 yards and one touchdown during scrimmage action ... Had a long run of 43 yards ... 2001: Sat out the fall of 2001 ... Prep: Played football at Houston High School ... .Played for coach Tim Haney at Houston HS ... Born: 5/11/82.

COLE'S CAREER STATISTICS
Rushing	  G	No	Yds	Avg	Tds	LG
2003	12/0	70	226	3.2	1	28
2004 7/0 1 6 6.0 0 6
Total 19/0 71 232 3.2 1 28

Receiving	   G	No	Yds	Avg	Tds	LG
2003	12/0	4	11	2.8	0	8


COLE'S CAREER HIGHS Most Rushes/Game: 27 vs North Texas (`03) Most Rush Yds/Game: 62 vs North Texas (`03) Longest Run: 28 vs Arkansas State (`03) Most Rushing Touchdowns/Game: 1 vs North Texas (`03) Most Pass Receptions/Game: 3 vs North Texas (`03) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 8 vs Cincinnati (`03) Longest Pass Reception/Game: 8 vs Cincinnati (`03)
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