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Rich Alexis
Rich Alexis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Coral Springs, Fla.

High School:
Pope John Paul II

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 220

Position:
TB

Birthdate:
05/06/1981

Experience:
3V

Washington: A talented running back that had a penchant for big plays ... finished his Husky career tied for second on the career list for 50-yard rushes with five. 2003: Started his senior season strong before succumbing to a thigh injury that ended his season ... His 566 yards last season, in only eight games, put him over the 2,000-yard rushing mark in his career, 2,500 ... only the 10th Husky running back to achieve that mark ... ranks third on UW career list with 582 rushing attempts ... set Husky freshman running back record in 2000 with 738 yards ... ranks fourth on career rushing touchdown list with 28 ... reliable pass catcher, he ranks sixth in UW history for receptions by a running back with 59 catches ... did not have any contact during the spring practices in 2001 and 2003 due to rehab from shoulder injuries. 2002: The Huskies’ leading rusher in 2002 with 688 yards on 202 carries ... also led all Husky rushers with 10 touchdowns (Cody Pickett was second with three) ... 62.5 rushing yards per game ranked No. 7 in the Pac-10 ... started eight of 13 games at tailback ... caught a total of 27 passes for 266 yards ... caught at least one pass in every game except for Oregon contest ... had seven receptions for 55 yards vs. Wyoming ... that ranks as second best single-game total in UW history ... followed that game up with six catches for 87 yards against Idaho ... missed two games with sore ribs and played only one play vs. Cal for the same reason ... ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries in the win at Oregon ... other 100-yard game was a 125-yard outing vs. San Jose State (on 24 carries) ... ran for 98 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries in the season-opener at Michigan ... went for 94 and two TDs on 23 tries vs. Wyoming ... ran for only 27 yards, but scored twice vs. Oregon State ... ranked seventh in the Pac-10 in scoring for non-kickers at 5.5 points per game ... currently ranks ninth in UW history in career rushing attempts (444) and is 10th in rushing yards per game (54.7), tied for fifth in career rushing TDs (24), ninth in career rushing attempts (437) and is 93 yards short of the UW career top-10 for rushing yards ... named a coaches’ offensive player of the game after win over Oregon. 2001: Washington’s second-leading rusher, with 391 yards … has rushed for over 1,000 yards in his career, despite starting just seven times in 22 games … has played in every game of his two-year career at Washington … career totals of 1,129 rushing yards and 14 rushing TDs leaves him just 769 yards and five touchdowns shy of Washington’s all-time top-10s in both categories … an excellent receiver, tied for fifth in receptions with 12 … had career-long reception of 26 yards to set up an early score in Huskies’ 42-28 win over Stanford … rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns on a career-high 27 carries in Huskies’ 31-28 come-from behind win at Cal … 27 carries were also a Husky season-high … started three times, in wins at Cal and Arizona State, and in a loss at No. 1 Miami … carried 19 times for 83 yards and a score against Idaho … added another touchdown from one-yard out in Huskies’ Apple Cup win over Washington State … tallied 75 yards and the Huskies’ lone score in loss to top-ranked Miami. 2000: Earned first-team Freshman All-American honors from Rivals.com ... a second-team Freshman All-American in The Sporting News ... led team with nine touchdowns, most ever at Washington by a true freshman... rushing TD total was most by a Husky tailback since Corey Dillon had 22 in 1996 ... tied for 10th in the Pac-10 in scoring, third among non-kickers with 54 points, 4.9 per game ... finished season with a UW true-freshman record 738 rushing yards, despite not starting until the seventh game of the season ... bested the freshman-record 538 rushing yards of Willie Hurst in 1998 ... a major cog in Husky running game that ranked first in the conference, 16th in the nation at 211.7 yards per game ... 67.1 yards-per-game rushing average was seventh in the conference ... averaged a team-best 6.3 yards per carry ... had second-highest per-carry average of any Husky rushing leader in school history ... only Napoleon Kaufman (6.5 yards per carry in 1992) led the Huskies in rushing with a higher per-carry average ... only received 11 total carries for 80 yards in first four games, but averaged 16 carries for 94.3 yards and 1.1 TDs per game the rest of the way ... became just the fifth true freshman running back to start at Washington when he got the nod vs. Cal on Oct. 21 ... responded with 78 yards rushing and two TDs, his third-consecutive two-score game ... started the next three games, missing the start of the Washington State game with a shoulder injury ... despite carrying the ball just 12 times against the Cougars, managed 134 yards and a score in Huskies’ 51-3 win ... dislocated the same injured shoulder at the end of a 50-yard rush against Purdue in the Rose Bowl, the longest non-scoring rush in Husky bowl history ... returned to carry the ball 10 times for 78 yards in Huskies’ 34-24 win ... was one of three Husky tailbacks to earn Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week honors in 2000, doing so after rushing 21 times for 127 yards in Huskies’ 35-28 win over UCLA ... one of four Husky running backs to receive at least 48 carries and average over 5.0 yards per carry ... earned back-to-back coaches’ offensive MVP honors for performances vs. Oregon State (107 yards, 2 TDs) and at Arizona State (127 yards, 2 TDs) ... also named the Columbia Bank/KOMO Radio player of the game for the ASU game ... 86-yard TD run at Arizona State was sixth-longest in school history, longest in the Pac-10 in 2000, and longest ever by a true freshman at Washington ... went 50 yards for first-career score, in Huskies’ 34-29 upset win over No. 4 Miami ... went over 100 yards rushing four times, vs. Oregon State (107), at Arizona State (127), vs. UCLA (127), and at WSU (134) ... along with Pope John Paul II High School teammate John Anderson (Boynton Beach, Fla.), became the highest-scoring HS tandem in school history, with 128 points scored ... co-winner of the Travis Spring Award, given to the Huskies’ most outstanding offensive and defensive freshmen.

High School and Personal: Born March 6, 1981 ... hails from the same high school as Washington standout place kicker John Anderson and sophomore wide receiver Charles Frederick … coached by Terry Gough at Pope John Paul II High School … only played one season of high school football … rushed for 700 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior … only played in nine games in 1999 due to injuries … named a second team selection to the Orlando Sentinel’s all-state squad … was second-team all-city and All-Palm Beach County by the Boca Raton News … named to the Florida Times-Union’s "Super 75" All-State team … rated the number three running back in the state by Florida Bluechips Report … that same service rated him the No. 33 overall player in the state … listed as the number five running back in the state by Florida Prep Football … a member of the Rivals.com "Florida Top 100" team … eighth-ranked running back in Southeast Region according to PrepStar ... averaged 21 points as a junior in basketball ... majoring in comparative literature.

Rushing

Year    G-S    TC   Yds.   Lost   Net   Avg.   TD   LG
2000   11-4   117    740    14    726   6.2     9   86
2001   11-3   125    459    68    391   3.1     5   31
2002   11-8   202    735    47    688   3.4    10   59
2003    8-6   138    599    33    566   4.1     4   53
Totals 41-21  582   2533   162   2371   4.35   28   86

Receiving

Year   G-S   Rec.   Yds.   Avg.   TD   LG
2000   11-4    5    38     7.6     0   16
2001   11-3   12   109     9.1     0   26
2002   11-8   27   266     9.9     0   34
2003    8-6   15   163    10.9     0   27
Totals 41-21  59   576     9.76    0   34

Career Highs
Rushing

Rushing Attempts: 30 (two times, most recent vs. Nevada, 2003)
Rushing Yards: 134 at Washington State, 2000
Longest Rush: 86 at Arizona State, 2000
Longest TD Run: 86 at Arizona State, 2000
Touchdowns: 2 (nine times, most recent vs. Idaho, 2003)

Receiving
Receptions: 7 vs. Wyoming, 2002 Receiving Yards: 87 vs. Idaho, 2002 Longest Reception: 34 yards vs. Idaho, 2002

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