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Named All-Big 12 honorable mention (Coaches)... TEXAS TECH RECORD BOOK: ranks eighth on Tech career rushing yardage list (2,501)... ranks ninth on Tech career all-purpose yardage list (3,612)... tallied the most career all-purpose yards since Danny Amendola (3,839, 2004-07)... tied for eighth place on Tech career touchdowns list (32)... played in 13 games (11 starts) and led team with 177 carries and 816 yards (4.6 avg.) rushing while averaging a team-high 62.8 yards-per game on the ground... 177 carries are the most by a Red Raider since 1998 (Ricky Williams - 306)... caught 32 passes for 226 yards (most among Tech running backs) with three touchdowns... became the eighth Texas Tech player with 2,500 career rushing yards... posted third straight season with over 1,000 all-purpose yards (2008: 1,207 - 2009: 1,279 - 2010: 1,042)... one of eight Texas Tech seniors playing in fourth consecutive bowl game as this group of seniors played in the Gator, Cotton, Alamo and TicketCity Bowls (Baron Batch, Bront Bird, Brian Duncan, Julius Howard, Lyle Leong, Detron Lewis, LaRon Moore, Colby Whitlock)... ran for 11 yards on five carries with one reception for five yards while leaving the game early due to a strained calf against Northwestern at the TicketCity Bowl (1/1) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas... joined senior Brian Duncan as a team captain against Northwestern in TicketCity Bowl... rushed 19 times for 61 yards, caught six passes for 50 yards with one touchdown reception to finish with 110 all-purpose yards against Houston (11/27)... had 11 rushes for 71 yards with a touchdown and also caught a touchdown pass while making two receptions for 48 yards against Weber State (11/20)... marked eighth career multiple touchdown game (third this season)... was fourth career game with a rushing and receiving touchdown (second this season)... marked averaged 8.3 yards per carry against No. 16 Oklahoma with 11 rushes for 91 yards (11/13)... ran for a season-high 134 yards on 28 carries (career-high) and caught two passes for 14 yards against No. 14 Missouri (11/6)... is one of 19 players in the Big 12 this season to rush for 100-yard in a game... entered the Texas Tech 2,000/1,000 club with over 2,000 career rushing yards and over 1,000 career receiving yards after the Missouri game (11/6)... joined senior Bront Bird as a team captain against Tigers... moved into ninth place on Texas Tech career rushing yardage list, moving past Shannon Woods (2,249 - 2005-08) and Doug McCutchen (2,222 - 1970-72)... moved into 10th place on school's career all-purpose yards list, moving past Wayne Walker (3,183 - 1985-88)... rushed 10 times for 30 yards and made three receptions for 12 yards at Texas A&M (10/30)... rushed for 60 yards on 13 carries at Colorado (10/23)... reached the 2,000 career rushing yards plateau against Oklahoma State (10/16)... finished with 19 carries for 83 yards with one touchdown and caught three passes for 10 yards against the Cowboys... rushed 17 times for 97 yards with one rushing touchdown and caught four passes for 26 yards receiving with one receiving touchdown against Baylor at the Cotton Bowl (10/9)... collected 110 all-purpose yards at Iowa State (10/2) with 12 carries for 58 yards and six catches for 52 yards receiving... gained 37 yards - including a 25-yard carry - on seven attempts against No. 4 Texas (9/18)... carried 10 times for 32 yards scoring two rushing touchdowns at New Mexico (9/11)... scored on a two-yard run in the first quarter and scored Tech's only touchdown in the third quarter with a one-yard run... marked sixth career multi-rushing touchdown game... owns seven career multi-TD games, including one with a rushing and receiving touchdown...rushed 15 times for 52 yards (3.5 avg) and caught two passes for 10 yards in season opener against SMU (9/5)... joined senior Bront Bird as a team captain for season opener against Mustangs.
Capped the season with a 100-yard rushing performance in the Alamo Bowl win over Michigan State ... scored twice on the ground, including the final score of the game with 2:08 to play that put Tech up 10 ... also caught six passed for 85 yards ... rushed for 69 yards in the win over Baylor ... also caught two passes ... exploded for 136 against an Oklahoma defense that ranked among the top 10 nationally ... scored twice on the ground and moved his rushing TD total to 12 on the season ... also had seven receptions for 68 yards and totaled 204 yards of total offense ... rushed a career record 25 times ... had six-game touchdown scoring streak snapped at Oklahoma State ... finished the game with 48 yards on 10 carries and a team-leading seven receptions ... set a personal record with four rushing touchdowns in the win over Kansas ... scored three times and rushed for 106 yards in the fourth quarter to help Tech overcome a 21-14 deficit in the third ... finished the game with 123 rush yards on 17 carries ... averaged 7.2 yards per rush ... also caught five passes ... led Tech with nine receptions against Texas A&M ... scored on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter ... had a combined 120 all-purpose yards... totaled 63 all-purpose yards in the win at Nebraska ... scored Tech's first touchdown on a 16-yard pass from Sheffield ... rushed for 38 yards on 12 carries and caught six passes for 25 yards ... averaged 9.6 yards per carry on nine rushes against Kansas State ... also scored a touchdown ... caught three passes for 12 yards ... rushed for 47 yards and a touchdown on eight carries in the win over New Mexico ... also caught three passes for 32 yards ... amassed 114 yards at Houston for his first career 100+ yard game and the first for Tech player since 2008 (Shannon Woods vs. UMass) ... also scored twice on the ground and caught three passes for 39 yards ... the two TD rushes at Houston tie personal best set against Baylor in 2008 ... 19 rushes are career high ... rushed for 23 yards and caught three passes against Texas... gained 12 yards rushing and caught two passes for 46 yards against Rice... scored his first touchdown on the season on a three-yard run ... carried the ball nine times for 32 yards against North Dakota.
Tech's leading rusher on the season with an average of 58.3 yards per game ... scored seven touchdowns on the ground and one in the air ... All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention (Big 12 Coaches, AP) ... averaged 6.7 yards per carry, the most for a Tech back since George Smith average 6.9 yards in 1972 ... rushed for 28 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Baylor ... also caught six passes for 36 yards ... had 79 total yards against Oklahoma, including 47 yards on the ground ... totaled 129 yards on 16 touches in the win over Oklahoma State, including 79 yards rushing ... averaged 7.2 yards per carry ... scored one on the ground and totaled 51 yards on 10 carries in the win over Texas ... totaled 117 yards from scrimmage at Kansas, including 71 through the air ... averaged 6.7 yards per carry in the win at Texas A&M ... carried 13 times for 87 yards and a touchdown ... also caught three passes for eight yards and another score ... registered 150 all-purpose yards in the win over Nebraska ... 24-yard reception off a screen pass on the first play of overtime setup Tech's go-ahead score ... rushed 10 times for 97 yards and caught three passes for 53 yards ... rushed for 68 yards on nine carries and scored once at Kansas State ... also caught three passes for 29 yards ... combined with teammate Shannon Woods for 284 all-purpose yards in win over UMass ... averaged 5.0 yards per rush on 11 carries ... also led the team with 68 receiving yards on five catches ... career-high 98 yards against SMU ... had 299 combined yards with Shannon Woods ... scored on a 43-yard jaunt, the seventh-longest run in the Leach era ... averaging 9.8 yards per carry on 10 rushes ... averaged 7.8 yards on six carries at Nevada ... returned to action against Eastern Washington for the first time since the fourth game of the 2006 season ... had a productive night with 40 yards and a touchdown on five carries ... scoring run was 26 yards ... also caught a 10-yard pass.
Took a redshirt while nursing an Achilles injury from the previous season ... enters 2008 in a three-way battle at running back with sophomore Aaron Crawford and senior Shannon Woods.
An explosive player who appeared in six of the team's first seven games as a true freshman in 2006 ... suffered a season-ending injury on the practice field in late October and spent the rest of his first semester on campus rehabbing ... picked up the offense quickly during two-a-days and served as the primary backup to Shannon Woods before the injury ... scored his first collegiate touchdown, a 13-yard scamper in the second quarter of Tech's 62-0 win over SE Louisiana.
Midland High School in Midland, Texas ... Four-Star Recruit (Scout.com) ... Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com) ... No. 27 running back nationally (Rivals.com) ... No. 34 running back nationally (Scout.com) ... No. 76 overall prospect in Texas (Rivals.com) ... Texas Class 5A All-State first team ... 5A Region I First Team and West Texas MVP (TexasHSFootball.com) ... tremendous acceleration and breakaway speed ... turned in 2,005 rushing yards and 28 rushing touchdowns as a senior ... also scored three receiving TDs ... ranked third in state Class 5A in rushing yards and fourth in scoring ... rushed for 823 yards on 133 attempts and scored six touchdowns during junior season ... also caught 33 passes for 423 yards and another six scores ... received offers from Purdue, Tennessee, Duke and Northwestern ... High School Coach: Craig Yenzer.
Baron Batch ... born December 21, 1987, in Odessa, Texas ... son of Joyce and Juan Batch ... has three brothers and a sister ... major is communication studies.