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Ben McRoy
Ben McRoy

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lakeland, Fla.

High School:
Lakeland

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 163

Position:
Athlete

Birthdate:
01/07/1991

Experience:
2L

Major:
Engineering


11/27/2011

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CAREER HIGHS
Rushes: 8, vs. Weber State (2010) Rushing Yards: 76, vs. Weber State (2010)
Rushing Touchdowns: 2, vs. Weber State (2010)
Receptions: 1 4x, vs. Kansas State (2011)*
Receiving Yards: 14, vs. Kansas State (2011)
Receiving Touchdowns: None
Total Touchdowns: 2, vs. Weber State (2010)
Longest Rush: 39, vs. Weber State (2010)
Longest Reception: 1, vs. SMU (2010)
Kickoff Returns: 7, vs. Nevada (2011)
Kickoff Return Yards: 203, vs. Nevada (2011)
All-Purpose Yards: 203, vs. Nevada (2011)
* Indicates most recent high

2011
All-Big 12 second team (Rivals.com)... All-Big 12 Midseason first team (Phil Steele)... Big 12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week (9/26)... NCAA RANKINGS: ranked 37th in kickoff return average (25.0)... BIG 12 RANKINGS: ranked fifth in kickoff return average (25.0)... TEXAS TECH RECORD BOOK: ranks fifth on Tech career kickoff return yardage list (977)... ranks seventh on Tech career kickoff return list (40)... ranks second on Tech single-season kickoff yardage list (899)... ranks second on Tech single-season kickoff return list (36)... recorded over 100 all-purpose yards in four games... notched over 100 kick-return yards in four contests... made six kickoff returns for 180 yards against No. 18 Baylor at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington (11/26)... made two kickoff returns for 20 yards against No. 2 Oklahoma State (11/12)... returned five kickoffs for 89 yards against Iowa State (10/29)... made four kick returns for 79 yards (41 long) at No. 1 Oklahoma (10/22)... caught one pass for 14 yards and returned one kickoff for 14 yards against No. 17 Kansas State (10/15)... made three kick returns for 118 yards (long 47) against No. 24 Texas A&M (10/8)... made five kick returns for 109 yards (long 29) at Kansas (10/1)... set a school record with 203 kickoff return yards and tied a school record with seven kickoff returns against Nevada (9/24)... seven kick returns tied for the most by a Big 12 player in a game this season... best return came in the fourth quarter with 4:50 on the clock with a 41-yard return that led to the game-winning touchdown with 36 seconds left to go up 35-34, which was the final score... kickoffs for 56 yards (long 37) while catching one pass and rushing once for nine yards at New Mexico (9/17)... made one kick return for 31 yards in season opener against Texas State (9/3).

2010
Played in 12 games (0 starts) rushing 22 times for 149 yards (6.8 avg.) with two rushing touchdowns during the season... also caught two passes for seven yards and returned four kickoffs for 78 yards (19.5 avg.)... contributed in several roles during bowl game with one carry for five yards, one reception for six yards and returned two kickoffs for 49 yards (24.5 avg.) against Northwestern in the TicketCity Bowl (1/1) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas... scored a pair of rushing touchdowns - first and second of career - on eight carries for 76 yards (9.5 avg.) against Weber State (11/20)... first career touchdown was a one-yard run with 12:02 left in the fourth quarter... second touchdown was a 39-yard run with 7:16 left in the fourth quarter... rushed seven times for 31 yards at No. 16 Oklahoma (11/13)... made one carry for nine yards against No. 14 Missouri (11/6)... carried twice for 13 yards at Colorado (10/23)... made one rush for three yards against Baylor at the Cotton Bowl (10/9)... made one rush for four yards at New Mexico (9/11)... made career debut rushing once for eight yards against SMU (9/3) during season opener.

HIGH SCHOOL
Helped lead Lakeland High to the Class 5A state semifinals ... played running back, receiver, cornerback and returned kicks during high school career ... rushed 99 times for 872 yards and five touchdowns ... also caught three passes for 101 yards and three score and average 52.3 yards on three kickoff returns ... returned one kick for a TD.

PERSONAL
Benjamin McRoy ... born January 7, 1991 in Bartow, Fla. ... son of Benjamin and Suzette McRoy ... has one brother, Javares, and two sisters, Cierra and Martisha ... majoring in engineering.

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