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Warren Wand
Player Profile:
Warren Wand 2224663
Position: RB
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 184
Year: Senior
Hometown: Edmond, Okla
High School: Memorial
Experience: 2 Letters

2018:  Enters his senior season with the 11th most rushing yards (2,303) in school history and 697 shy of becoming the fifth player in school history with 3,000 . . . Needs 4 rushing touchdowns and four total touchdowns to tie the 10th most ever by an A-State player in both statistical categories (22 and 26, respectively) . . . One of 14 players in A-State history to rush for over 2,000 yards in a career . . . Among active FBS players, ranked 14th in career rushing yards and 26th in career rushing touchdowns (18) . . . Among active Sun Belt players, ranked second in both career rushing yards and career rushing touchdowns . . . Since the 2015 season, Wand is one of just 14 FBS players to record at least 2,300 rushing yards and 550 or more receiving yards . . . Lindy’s and Athlon Preseason 2nd Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Street & Smith’s “Most Elusive Running Back” in the Sun Belt Conference.


2017:
  Doak Walker Award Watch List . . . Missed two games due to injury, but played in the remaining 10 games as a starter . . . Recorded 138 rushing attempts for 715 yards and six touchdowns (all the 2nd most of his career) as a junior . . . Also responsible for 17 receptions covering 145 yards and had one receiving touchdown . . . Led A-State in rushing yards for the second consecutive season, while his 72.2 yards per game on the ground ranked fifth in the Sun Belt Conference . . . Averaged 4.2 points per game to rank 10th in the league in scoring touchdowns . . . Ran for a career-high 173 yards against ULM, which was also the fifth best rushing performance by a Sun Belt player in 2017.  His total included an 82-yard run that was not only the longest of his career, but also the longest by a Sun Belt Conference player in 2017 . . . Completed the Texas State game with 145 rushing yards for the second highest total of his career and the eighth most by an SBC play in 2017 . . . One of just two SBC players to record at least 145 rushing yards in two different games in 2017 . . . Rushed for at least 50 yards in seven contests, including his two 100-yard performances against ULM and Texas State and 84 yards versus SMU . . . Caught at least one pass in eight of 10 games played, including a season-high four for 24 yards and a touchdown against Middle Tennessee in the Camellia Bowl . . . Phil Steele’s, Lindy’s, College Sports Madness and Athlon Second Team Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference.


2016:
  Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection as an all-purpose player . . . 2016 Doak Walker Award Watch List . . . Started final 12 games of the season, including the Cure Bowl . . . Led team and ranked fourth in the Sun Belt in rushing with 879 yards . . . Seven rushing touchdowns tied the 5th most in the conference among running backs . . . Ranked tied for 3rd in the Sun Belt Conference in scoring touchdowns with 10 to his credit for a 4.6 average . . . Ranked 7th in the Sun Belt in all-purpose yards per game with 89.1 (1,158 total; 879 rushing/279 receiving) . . . Posted at least 50 rushing yards in seven outings, 75 or more in five games and 90 or more in three, including a season-high 140 against Georgia Southern . . . Recorded at least one rushing score in five games . . . Caught a season-high five passes against Georgia Southern and had at least one catch in nine games . . . Posted a season-high two touchdown receptions against ULM . . . Over 100 all-purpose yards recorded in three games . . . Lindy’s Second Team Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Athlon Sports and Phil Steele’s Preseason Fourth Team All-SBC.


2015:
  Sun Belt Conference All-Newcomer Team . . . Played in all 13 games as a true freshman, finishing with 709 rushing yards that were the second most on the team . . . His rushing total was the highest by an A-State freshman since Lamont Zachary ran for 846 yards in 1996 . . . Ran for a season-high 119 yards and a touchdown in a victory over Georgia State and narrowly missed the 100-yard mark with 98 against Louisiana-Lafayette . . . Ran for at least 50 yards in the final seven games of the season . . . Third on the team with five rushing touchdowns and averaged 6.0 yards per carry . . . Third on the team with 891 all-purpose yards, including 135 receiving yards . . . Recorded one of two A-State rushing touchdowns during the New Orleans Bowl and also led the team in rushing in the game . . . Caught 18 passes with a long reception covering 31 yards against Toledo . . . Responsible for a season-high five receptions in the New Orleans Bowl . . . Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll and A-State Athletics Director’s Honor Roll member.


HIGH SCHOOL:
  3-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals, which lists Wand as the No. 13 player in the state of Oklahoma . . . Rated as the No. 16 player in the state of Oklahoma and No. 146 running back in the nation by ESPN . . . Registered over 5,500 yards of total offense in his career at Memorial High School as a four-year starter for the Bulldogs . . . Rushed for 1,769 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior . . . Also had a stellar sophomore season with 1,812 yards and 15 touchdowns . . . Ranked No. 11 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 . . . Also a varsity track and field letterman . . . Also recruited by schools such as New Mexico and Southern Mississippi.


PERSONAL:
  Born Oct. 23, 1996 . . . Son of Ali Williams . . . Sport Management major.


WAND’S CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

YEAR ATTEMPTS YARDS AVG TD LONG
2015 118 709 6.0 5 60
2016 200 879 4.4 7 55
2017 138 715 5.2 6 82
TOTALS 456 2,303 5.1 18 82


WAND’S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

YEAR NO. YARDS AVG TD LONG
2015 18 135 7.5 0 31
2016 24 279 11.6 3 48
2017 17 145 8.5 1 39
TOTALS 59 559 9.5 4 48

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