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Willie Hurst
Willie Hurst

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Compton, Calif.

High School:
Dominguez Hills High School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 200

Position:
TB

Birthdate:
03/14/1980

Experience:
3L

Washington: The most experienced running back on the Husky roster ... a two-time letterwinner ... has rushed for more than 1,500 yards (1,585) in his career ... ranks among Washington's career leaders in rushing attempts, and needs just 256 yards to crack the top-10 career rushing list ... had his record for rushing yards in a season by a true freshman broken by Rich Alexis last season. 2000: Appeared in nine games ... was Huskies’ second-leading rusher, carrying 66 times for 402 yards (6.1 yards per carry) ... now has 341 career carries, the 10th-highest total in school history ... one of four Husky tailbacks (also Rich Alexis, Paul Arnold, Braxton Cleman) to average over 5.0 yards per carry in 2000 ... finished second on the team in touchdowns with seven, despite not starting a game ... seven scores in nine games (4.9 points per game) tied for third-highest points-per-game average among non-kickers in the Pac-10 ... played a major role in Huskies’ 34-24 Rose Bowl win over Purdue, carrying nine times for 53 yards and a touchdown ... capped a 66-yard fourth-quarter drive with an eight-yard touchdown run to ice the Husky victory ... had just 33 carries for 91 yards and a score through the team’s first seven games, but amassed 367 yards and six TDs through the last five, despite missing the Washington St. game with an injury ... was one of three Husky tailbacks to earn Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week honors, doing so against Arizona ... had two brilliant fourth-quarter TD runs against the Wildcats to spur a 15-point Husky comeback ... career-long 65-yard scamper started the rally, the sixth-biggest comeback in Husky football history ... finished off Arizona with a highlight-reel 23-yard score, marking his second-consecutive two-TD game, despite not starting in either ... the latter touchdown was CNN/SI.com’s "National Play of the Week" ... despite recording just one carry before the fourth quarter, finished the Arizona game with 116 yards on eight carries and two TDs ... earned team offensive MVP honors for his effort ... also named one of two National Offensive "Prime-Time Players" by Athlon’s for his performance ... shared team offensive MVP honors the previous week following Huskies’ 31-28 win at Stanford ... did not start, but came off the bench to rush 14 times for 96 yards and two scores ... also named the Columbia Bank/KOMO Radio player of the game for the Stanford game ... now has four two-TD games in his career ... carried 11 times for 99 yards and a TD against UCLA, before breaking his collarbone at the end of a 62-yard run ... was used frequently in passing situations, catching an 8-yard TD pass against Oregon, the first of his career. 1999: Two-year starter at tailback who blossomed under Washington’s option-oriented rushing game … led the Huskies in rushing with 546 yards … had his best day rushing the ball vs. Oregon when he turned in a career-best 161-yard effort that included one score … followed that up the next week with 108 rushing yards at Oregon State … was slowed by two injuries during the season … appeared in a total of nine regular-season games, starting eight contests … did not play vs. Arizona (strained abdominal muscle) and vs. Washington State (collarbone) … returned to the lineup for the Holiday Bowl but only carried the ball three times ... finished ninth in the Pac-10 with a per-game rushing average of 54.6 yards … set a career high with 30 rushes vs. Oregon that also stands as the most rushing attempts by a UW back since the 1996 season. 1998: Took over as starter at tailback in fourth game of the year (Arizona) and started in five of UW’s final seven games ... led the Huskies in rushing ... set Washington single-season freshman rushing record with 538 yards ... ranked eighth in the Pac-10 in rushing with 53.8 yards per game ... only Oregon State's Ken Simonton (1,028 yards) and UCLA's DeShaun Foster (635 yards) had more rushing yards among Pac-10 freshmen ... one of eight true freshmen to see playing time for the Huskies ... did not play in season opener at Arizona State due to a broken thumb he suffered during two-a-day drills ... made UW debut in home-opening win against BYU, registering 24 yards on 15 carries ... scored first career TD on a 13-yard scamper in the first quarter against Arizona ... had first career multi-touchdown game by scoring two against Utah State, scoring twice on runs ... recorded first 100-yard rushing performance gaining 114 yards against UCLA ... season-best rushing performance was the 155 yards he gained in UW’s win at Washington State ... had 45-yard rush vs. WSU, the longest by a Husky running back during the season ... season-high 29 carries was also top mark among UW rushers ... rushed for 66 yards on nine carries vs. Air Force in Oahu Bowl.

High School and Personal: Born March 14, 1980 ... an All-CIF pick as a senior ... also named to the All-San Gabriel Valley squad, the Los Angeles Times All-Area team and the Long Beach Press Telegram's "Dream Team" ... received six votes in the Long Beach Press Telegram’s "Best in the West" voting ... rushed for 1,538 yards on 150 carries ... accounted for 14 rushing touchdowns ... caught 38 passes for 497 yards and three scores ... named to the Tacoma News Tribune’s "Western 100" team ... standout point guard for Dominguez Hills basketball team ... coached at Dominguez Hills by Keith Donerson ... an sociology major.

Rushing
Year  G-S  TC  Yds  Lost  Net  Avg  TD  LG
1998  10-6  149   576    38    538   3.6    4   45
1999   9-8  126   583    37    546   4.3    5   41
2000   9-0   66   426    24    402   6.1    6   65
Tot 28-14 341 1585   99  1486  4.4  15  65

Receiving Year G-S Rec Yds Avg TD LG 1998 10-6 10 23 2.3 0 16 1999 9-8 5 65 13.0 0 34 2000 9-0 6 33 5.5 1 23 Tot 28-14 21 121 5.8 1 34

Career Highs (Rushing and Receiving)
Rushing Attempts:
30 vs. Oregon, 1999
Rushing Yards: 161 vs. Oregon, 1999
Longest Rush: 65 yards vs. Arizona, 2000
Longest TD Rush: 65 yards vs. Arizona, 2000
Receptions: 4 at Colorado, 2000
Receiving Yards: 34 at UCLA, 1999
Longest Reception: 34 yards at UCLA, 1999
Longest TD Reception: 8 yards at Oregon, 2000
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