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Lance Dunbar, RB

School: North Texas  |  Conference: BELT
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Haltom, TX
Height/Weight: 5-08 / 205 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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2010 Season
First-team All-Sun Belt with 1,553 rushing yards, 13 touchdowns on 274 carries (5.7 per). He also caught 28 passes for 332 yards and three scores. Finished No. 5 in the nation in rushing and leading the conference in scoring with 16 touchdowns. Dunbar's 1,553 yards rushing was the third-highest total in North Texas history and the fifth-highest in Sun Belt Conference history. He was one of only two players in the nation to rush for over 215 yards three times. His average of 5.7 yards per carry also led the Sun Belt for backs with at least 100 carries.
2009 Season
Named honorable mention All-America by Sports Illustrated ... Played in all 12 games, while starting the last eight ... Led the Sun Belt Conference in scoring despite only starting the last eight games of the season ... Finished 15th in the nation and second in the conference in rushing at 114.83 yards per game ... His 17 rushing touchdowns ranked fifth nationally and his 19 total touchdowns ranked seventh nationally ... His 1,378 total yards rushing was the fourth-highest single-season total in North Texas history and the fifth-most yards in a season in Sun Belt Conference history ... His 6.9 yard-per-carry average ranked second in the NCAA among backs with at least 200 carries ... Finished the year ranked 11th in the nation in scoring with an average of 9.5 points per game ... Averaged 143.6 yards per game, and scored 15 touchdowns in his eight conference games ... In his eight games as a starter he averaged 147.5 yards per game and scored 15 touchdowns ... Was the only back in the conference to rush for 200 yards in a game, a feat he accomplished twice with 238 yards against Florida Atlantic and 227 yards against Western Kentucky ... Held the top three single-game rushing performances of the year in the Sun Belt Conference ... One of only four backs in the nation to have multiple 200-yard rushing games in the season ... Had eight 100-yard rushing games - two more than any running back in the conference ... Named Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week once ... Also had 28 receptions for 300 yards and two touchdowns.
2008 Season
Ranked second on the squad with 178 rushing yards on just 39 attempts in five games. He also showed his hands out of the backfield with 12 catches for 51 yards and a touchdown ... Totaled 72 yards on 10 carries with a two-yard touchdown run versus Tulsa ... Made 12 catches for 51 yards and one touchdown on the season ... Caught a seven-yard touchdown pass at Rice ... Recorded a season-high six receptions in the FIU game ... Missed the second part of the season due to a knee injury ... Made his first career start against Rice and played in five games.
High School
Was the Most Valuable Player for Haltom High School after rushing for more than 1,200 yards his senior season ... Was a first-team all-district back as both a junior and senior ... In 2006, registered over 1,100 yards rushing and 14 TDs ... Tallied 750 receiving yards and two touchdowns as a junior ... Two-sport letterman at Haltom in football and track .... Transferred from New Orleans De LaSalle HS after rushing for 1063 yards and 13 touchdowns in only 8 games for the Buffaloes as a sophomore ... Ranked No. 63 DFW area recruit by the Dallas Morning News.
Latest News
03/14/2012 - NFL scouts came to Apogee Stadium to evaluate UNT prospects for the Mean Green's Pro Day on Tuesday. Pro Day allows NFL scouts to work out draft prospects and talk with the players and their coaches about the NFL Draft, which begins April 26. Nineteen potential NFL Draft eligible prospects completed a series of workouts at Apogee, including the 40-yard dash and the 225-pound bench press. Scouts from the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks were present for UNT's Pro Day. Senior running back Lance Dunbar, who finished his UNT career as the school's all-time leading rusher with 4,224 yards, completed seven workouts for the scouts. Among the most important was his 40-yard dash time, which he ran in 4.50 and 4.47 seconds. Each player has an opportunity to run the 40-yard dash twice. "The 40 was a big deal for me," he told meangreensports.com. "I worked hard for the last two months to get ready for today because I knew it was my big day. Came out, did what I had to do. Hopefully." Senior defensive end Brandon Akpunku, who led the team in sacks with 7.5 last season, also worked out for the scouts. "My vertical jump and broad jump were definitely opportunities to show how explosive I am," he told meangreensports.com. "I got off to a good start there." UNT has not had a player drafted since 2004, when the Oakland Raiders selected linebacker Cody Spencer in the sixth round. New Orleans Saints running back Patrick Cobbs and New England Patriots offensive guard Brian Waters are the only UNT players currently playing in the NFL. - Bobby Lewis, North Texas Daily

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