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Maurice Jones-Drew
Height: 5-7 | Weight: 210 | Position:RB | College: UCLA
 
Overview

This compactly built athlete established himself as one of the most productive and dangerous all-purpose backs in the collegiate ranks. He not only led the team in rushing during each of his three years on the squad, but also showed good pass catching ability and big playmaking skills as both a punt and kickoff returner. He holds the school's all-purpose yardage career-record and is the only player in Bruins annals to score five touchdowns in a game, accomplishing that feat twice.

Maurice lettered three times in football at De La Salle High School. He was a Parade, Prep Star and Super Prep All-American selection who was also a member of the Super Prep Elite 50 team, in addition to earning that publication's FarWest Offensive Player of the Year honors. He added All-West accolades from Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report and was a Max Emfinger six-star selection as all-purpose back. He earned Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, first-team All-State by, State Running Back of the Year (CalHiSports.com) and Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention recognition.

He was a member of a team that extended the school's game winning streak to 138 games. Maurice gained 1,457 yards rushing, averaging 11.9 yards per attempt, and had 26 total touchdowns in twelve games as a senior. In 2001, he was selected to the CalHiSports.com All-State Junior team after rushing for 736 yards on just 59 carries. He was also a four-year member of the track team, where he competed as a sprinter.

As a true freshman at UCLA, Drew was named Freshman All-American third-team by The Sporting News, adding All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention as a returner by the league's coaches. He ranked 14th in the nation with a 26.6-yard average on 20 kickoff returns, gaining 533 yards with two scores. Despite starting only two games, he became the first freshman since DeShaun Foster in 1998 to lead the team in rushing, totaling 582 yards with five touchdowns on 135 attempts (4.3 avg). He also grabbed 15 passes for 104 yards and generated 1,219 all-purpose yards.

An ankle sprain vs. Washington State in 2004 hampered Drew's performance the second half of 2004, but he again led the team with a career-high 1,007 yards and eight touch-downs on 160 rushing attempts (6.3 avg). He snared 18 passes for 262 yards (14.6 avg) and three scores and returned ten punts for 152 yards, including a touchdown. He also piled up 185 yards on seven kickoff returns (26.4 avg) and also completed a 47-yard pass. Maurice finished the season ranked 14th in the nation with 1,606 all-purpose yards. He averaged 8.19 yards every time he touched the ball and became the first player in school to score five times in a game (vs. Washington), despite playing in that contest with calf cramps.

In 2005, Drew was a consensus All-American choice as an all-purpose back. He set an NCAA season-record, as he averaged 28.5 yards on fifteen punts returns, good for 427 yards and three touchdowns. He led the team in rushing for the third consecutive year (fifth player in school history to lead the team in three seasons), collecting 914 yards with thirteen touchdowns on 186 carries (4.9 avg). He finished fourth on the team with 31 catches for 453 yards (14.6 avg) and four scores. Maurice ranked eighth in the nation in scoring with 120 points. He gained 69 additional yards on five kickoff returns and his average of 155.25 all-purpose yards per game ranked 13th in the NCAA Division 1-A ranks.

In 36 games with the Bruins, Maurice started 22 times. He carried 481 times for 2,503 yards (5.2 avg) and 26 touchdowns, the ninth-best career rushing yardage total in school history. He added 64 receptions for 819 yards (12.8 avg) and seven scores and ranks ninth on the school's all-time record list in scoring with 234 points. His 23.2-yard average on 25 punts shattered UCLA's career-record, adding four touchdowns on those returns. He also had 32 kickoff returns for 787 yards (24.6 avg) and two scores. He finished his career with 4,688 all-purpose yards, a school all-time record.

Drew decided to pass up his senior season to enter the 2006 NFL Draft, saying his decision to turn pro was to honor the wish of his late grandfather, who had a heart attack in the stands at the Rose Bowl during a UCLA game vs. Rice on September 10th, 2005 and died shortly afterward. Drew lived with his grandparents, Maurice and Christina Jones, in Pinole, California, near San Francisco, for much of his youth. His grandfather was 69 when he died. "That was something he (grandfather) and I had talked about earlier. I wasn't worried about it, wanted to make sure this season went well," Drew said. "My grandmother told me after the USC game [December 3rd] that he had told her that he wanted me to go to the NFL. I'd do anything he wanted."

"Maurice has made the decision that he feels is best for himself and his family," UCLA head coach Karl Dorrell said in a statement. "While I would counsel players to enjoy the college experience and earn a degree, I am supportive of his decision to move onto the next stage of his life. Maurice is a great young man and he has been a joy to coach for the last three years. He has been a key component in the rebuilding of this program."

Analysis

Drew is an undersized back, but has good strength and overall muscle development. He runs with a normal stride and shows quick acceleration and body control to readily adjust and redirect when the rush lanes are clogged. He has above average balance, flexibility and agility, demonstrating a sudden burst in attempts to reach his top speed.

Because of his low center of gravity and quickness, he can gain advantage with his sudden movements and has the agility to avoid inside trash because of the explosion he generates. He has a natural feel through traffic and the vision to avoid low tackles in attempts to find the seam. He does a good job of locating and using his down field blockers and runs with good awareness. Ball security problems arise, as he sometimes carries the ball too loose, with most of his fumbles coming when the defender attacks the ball.

Despite his size, Drew is capable of picking, sliding and accelerating through the crease. He has good balance and body lean, doing a nice job of continuing to move forward after initial contact. He has the quickness to bounce out to the perimeter and will lower his pads properly to get through traffic. When he sees a tight space to squeeze through, he will not hesitate to attack that hole. He knows he does not have the size or ideal strength to move the pile, but will lower his pads to protect himself (still struggles with inside runs, though).

When he reaches the corner as an outside runner, he can change the angle and has the quick lateral moves and second gear to win long foot races. He reads and anticipates well, showing good fakes and hip wiggle to elude. His foot quickness allows him to pick and slide to avoid. He can spin and maintain balance trying to break free and is quick to plant and drive when trying to change direction.

In 2005, he showed marked improvement as a route runner, as his change of direction agility allowed him to create separation. He still needs to adjust in his pattern when trying to find the soft spot in space, but has the flexibility to cut. Drew has a good feel for running short patterns, but must show better consistency and ease of movement catching away from his frame.

As a blocker, his size negates most of his ability to face up and sustain at the line of scrimmage. He will aggressively attack the defender, but because of his size, he is quite limited. As a cut blocker, he has the speed to locate linebackers, but needs to sustain his blocks longer.

Drew will bring instant value as a return specialist. He is patient letting his blocks develop and catches the ball with good confidence. He also has the short area receiving skills and perimeter explosiveness to be a capable third-down back. However, his size will prevent him from carrying the brunt of the rushing load and will wear out quickly if he has to perform as a feature back. He is faster, but not stronger than the Eagles' Brian Westbrook and more explosive than the Falcons' Warrick Dunn, but lacks the power base that Dunn generates.

Career Notes

Gained 2,503 yards on 481 carries during his career, ranking ninth on the school's all-time record list … Joined Kenny Washington (1937-39), Greg Jones (1967-69), Gaston Green (1985-87) and DeShaun Foster (1998, 2000-01) as the only players in school history to led the team in rushing three times in a career … His 234 points scored rank ninth overall and fourth among Bruins non-kickers, topped only by Skip Hicks (330 points, 1993-94, 96-97), DeShaun Foster (262) and Gaston Green (248) … His 787 yards on 32 kickoff returns rank eighth in UCLA history … His career average of 23.2 yards per punt returns rank second in NCAA annals behind Jack Mitchell of Oklahoma (23.6 avg, 1946-48) and his four scores on punt returns broke the school record of three, set by Darryl Henley (1985-88) … His punt return average of 28.5 yards in 2005 broke the NCAA Division 1-A record of 25.9 yards per return by Bill Blackstock of Tennessee in 1951 … His 4,688 all-purpose yards broke the old school all-time record of 4,283 yards by Gaston Green … Sixteen scores have measured at least 40 yards.

2005 Season

Consensus All-American first-team choice as an all-purpose back … All-Pac 10 Conference first-team selection as a punt returner, adding second-team honors as a running back … Led the nation and set an NCAA season-record as he averaged 28.5 yards on fifteen punt returns, good for 427 yards with three touchdowns … His 427 yards topped the old school season-record of 377 yards by Paul Guidry in 1995 … His 28.5-yard average broke the Pac-10 record of 26.2 yards by Sam Brown of UCLA in 1954 (on ten returns, four short of qualifying for the NCAA title that year) … Led the team for the third-straight year with 186 carries for 914 yards (4.9 avg) and thirteen touchdowns … Fourth on the squad with 31 receptions for 453 yards (14.6 avg) and four scores … Returned five kickoffs for 69 yards (13.8 avg) … Ranked eighth in the nation in scoring with 120 points, the second-best season total in UCLA history behind Skip Hicks (156 in 1997) … Ranked 13th in the nation with 1,863 all-purpose yards (155.25 ypg), surpassing the old school season-record of 1,804 yards by Theotis Brown in 1978 … Drew registered 24 plays of at least 20 yards (six runs, five punt returns, 12 receptions and one kickoff return) and eight resulted in touch-downs … In UCLA's wins over Washington, California and Washington State, all come-from-behind victories, he scored the game-winning touchdown … Fumbled five times, with the opposition recovering three of those miscues.

2005 Game Analysis

San Diego State … Opened the season with 114 yards on eleven carries (10.4 avg) and a pair of touchdowns, adding 80 yards and a score on two punt returns, but also fumbled once … On UCLA's first offensive play of 2005, Drew broke through the line and sped 64 yards for a touchdown … In the second quarter, he scored on a 1-yard run and then broke the game open by taking a punt back up the middle for a 72-yard score … Despite touching the ball just once in the second half, he finished the night with 194 all-purpose yards … He averaged 14.92 yards each time he touched the ball and scored three times on those 11 opportunities.

Rice … Accounted for 168 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns … Rushed for 95 yards, including a four-yard touchdown that gave the Bruins the lead for good, on 11 carries …

Had one run of 42 yards … Also returned a punt 66 yards for a score and made two catches for 7 yards … However, he suffered a personal loss when his grandfather, Maurice Jones, suffered a heart attack in the stands during the game and later died.

Oklahoma … Totaled 100 all-purpose yards and one touchdown (a 9-yard run) one week after the death of his grandfather … Rushed for 69 yards on 15 carries, including a 38-yard run on the first play following an Oklahoma touchdown that cut the lead to 10 points (34-24).

Washington … Produced 101 all-purpose yards … Gained 33 yards on 14 carries and scored the winning touchdown with 1:08 remaining on a 1-yard blast … Also had five receptions for 43 yards and returned two punts for 25 yards … In the second quarter, he had a 65-yard touchdown on a punt return wiped out due to a penalty and was credited with a six-yard return.

California … Scored five touchdowns for the second time in his career -- 12-yard run, 1-yard run, 81-yard punt return, 28- yard reception and 2-yard run (24.8 yards avg) … His 81-yard scoring punt return against California tied the UCLA and Pac-10 single-season (three) and career (four) records for punt return touchdowns … Drew dominated the game with 299 all-purpose yards - 162 on punt returns, 65 rushing, 52 receiving and 20 on a kickoff return …

Averaged 14.24 yards on each of his 21 touches against the Golden Bears … His 299 all-purpose yards ranked fifth in the NCAA this season … His 28- yard scoring reception with 1:35 remaining gave UCLA the lead for good and he iced the game with a 2-yard touch-down on the last play of the game during a 47-40 victory … In the first quarter, with UCLA trailing 14-0, he returned a punt 69 yards to give the Bruins a first down on the four-yard line and they scored on the next play … His first touchdown, a 12- yard run, allowed UCLA to tie the score at 14-14 … His 1-yard run with 21 seconds remaining in the half brought the Bruins to within six points (27-21) … In the third quarter, Drew gave the Bruins their first lead when he returned a punt 81 yards for his third touchdown of the night. It was the longest punt return of his career and the third-longest scoring punt return in school history … In the fourth quarter, he took a swing pass from Drew Olson in the right flat, broke a tackle and raced down the sideline for a 28-yard touchdown to give the Bruins a 41-40 lead with just 1:35 remaining in the contest … Following Trey Brown's interception, Drew scored on a fourth-down run from the 2-yard line on the game's final play for the margin of victory … For his efforts, he was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National 1-A Offensive Player of the Week, The Sporting News National Player of the Week, the Cingular Wireless/ ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week and the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week … Drew is the only player in school history to score five touchdowns in a game and he has now done it twice (2004 at Washington).

Washington State … Produced 187 all-purpose yards … Ran for 109 yards (career-high 29 carries), including 19 of UCLA's 20 yards in overtime, scoring the game-winning touch-down on a 1-yard run … Made three receptions for 78 yards, including a 45-yard catch-and-run for a third quarter touchdown, but also fumbled once.

Oregon State … Totaled 250 all-purpose yards on 26 touches … Rushed for 120 yards on 21 attempts (his ninth career game over 100 yards) and he made three receptions for 67 yards, including UCLA's first two touchdowns on catches of 43 and 20 yards … Also returned two punts for 63 yards, including a return of 59 yards to set up his second scoring reception … His 43-yard scoring grab was the 16th time in his career he has scored on a play which measured at least 40 yards.

Stanford … In the 21-point comeback win at Stanford, he accounted for 175 all-purpose yards on 26 touches … Ran for 82 yards and two touchdowns on 18 attempts, tied for the team lead with a career-best six receptions for a team-high 87 yards and netted 6 yards on two punt returns … Scored UCLA's first touchdown on a 6-yard run with 7:04 remaining in the fourth quarter and tied the game with 46 seconds remaining in regulation on a 1-yard run … Also turned the ball over once on a fumble.

Arizona … Had 15 touches (12 rushes, three receptions) and accounted for 66 all-purpose yards (41 rushing, 25 receiving).

Arizona State … Gained 113 all-purpose yards and one touchdown … Carried 23 times for 88 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown in the second quarter, and made two receptions for 25 yards, but also lost the ball once on a fumble.

Southern California … Again turned the ball over on a fumble, as he rushed 14 times for 84 yards and a 15-yard score, returned two kickoffs for 16 yards and had a 14-yard grab.

Northwestern (Sun Bowl) … Missed most of the first half with a left shoulder contusion and was relegated to return duties during the final two quarters … Closed out his career with three carries for 14 yards, two catches for 29 yards, a 20-yard punt return and a pair of kickoff returns for 39 yards.

2004 Season

Second-team All-Pac 10 Conference selection … Ranked fourth in the Pac-10 and 24th in the nation in all-purpose yards (146.0) despite leaving the Washington State game in the first quarter (after one carry) with a sprained ankle, sitting out the entire Oregon game and seeing limited action versus Southern California … Ranked third in the conference in rushing with his average of 91.5 yards per game … Also ranked seventh in the Pac-10 in scoring (6.55 points per game) … He averaged 15.2 yards on ten punt returns with a score and would have ranked fourth in the league, but was two returns shy of qualifying … Drew averaged 8.19 yards every time he touched the football (1,606 yards on 196 touches) … He averaged 6.3 yards per rush and five of his eight rushing touchdowns were at least 47 yards (40.63 average, 325 yards), including runs of 62, 58 and 57 yards, finishing with a career-high 1,007 yards on 160 attempts … Overall, he scored twelve touchdowns -- eight rushing, three receiving and one on a punt return … Added 262 yards on 18 catches (14.6 avg) and 185 yards on seven kickoff returns (26.4 avg) … At the time of his injury, Drew ranked second in the nation and led the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards (179.75) … Had nine plays of at least 40 yards (five runs, two receptions, one kickoff return and one punt return) and scored on seven of them … Had 25 plays of at least 20 yards (13 runs, five receptions, six kickoff returns and one punt return), including nine touchdowns … His 1,606 all-purpose yards in eleven games rank fifth on UCLA's single-season list … First player in school history to have at least 100 yards in all four all-purpose categories in the same season … Two of his three fumbles were recovered by the opposition … In 2004, Drew averaged 40.63 yards on each of his eight rushing touchdowns in 2004 (47, 47, 62, 58, 15, 37, 57, 2) for 325 yards.

2004 Game Analysis

Oklahoma State … Rushed for 44 yards on 12 carries, but turned the ball over once on a fumble … Had three receptions for 92 yards, including a 57-yard catch-and-run that gave the Bruins a first down at the 12-yard line with just under seven minutes remaining in the contest … On the afternoon, he had 136 all-purpose yards.

Illinois … Showed his speed and strength, rushing for 142 yards and one touchdown on 21 attempts … On UCLA's second possession, he broke a couple of tackles and ran away from the defense for a 47-yard touchdown … Had four runs of at least 10 yards … Also returned one kickoff for 25 yards and added one reception for 9 yards to total 176 all-purpose yards.

Washington … Named the offensive winner of UCLA's Henry R. "Red" Sanders Award for Most Valuable Player, as Drew enjoyed the greatest rushing afternoon in UCLA history in the Bruins' 37-31 victory … Set a school game-record with 322 yards on 26 attempts (12.4 avg) with five touchdowns … Added 62 yards on three kickoff returns for a school record 384 all-purpose yards … UCLA rallied from a 24-7 first-quarter deficit on the legs of Drew … His 322 yards topped the old Bruin record of 301 yards by DeShaun Foster, set in 2001 vs. Washington … He also scored a school-record (rushing and overall) five touchdowns on runs of 47, 62, 58, 15 and 37 yards thanks to huge holes, great moves, broken tackles and outstanding speed to the outside … His 322 yards rank third all-time in the Pacific-10, topped only by Reuben Mayes' 357 yards for Washington State in 1984 and Ricky Bell's 347 for USC in 1976 … Tied the Pac-10 record for rushing touchdowns, held by five players and his effort was the 75th 300+ game in NCAA history … For his efforts at Washington, he was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National 1-A Offensive Player of the Week and the National Player of the Week by The Sporting News magazine and radio, USA Today and collegefootballnews.com … Also named Sports Illustrated's Five-Star Player and was selected Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week … On his first carry of the game, he burst to the outside and raced 47 yards to tie the game at 7-7 … On his second carry, with UCLA trailing 24-7 and 2:30 remaining in the first quarter, he raced 62 yards for his second score of the quarter … On his fourth carry, a third-&-12 with 40 seconds left in the quarter, he sped 58 yards for his third touchdown … In the first quarter alone, he rushed for 169 yards and three touchdowns on four attempts … Gave the Bruins the lead for good (27-24) with 4:16 remaining in the half when he scooted around right end for a 15-yard touchdown … He finished the half with 235 yards and four touchdowns on 13 attempts … In the third quarter, he broke several tackles en route to his school-record fifth touchdown, a 37-yard run on the Bruins' first possession of the half … Despite suffering calf cramps, he broke Foster's record on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter … Late in the game, he helped the Bruins run over five minutes off the clock by picking up two first downs on third-down runs … On the day, he had eight runs of at least 12 yards, 13 of at least five yards and only one for negative yardage and one for zero yards.

San Diego State … Followed with 161 yards and a 57-yard score on 21 attempts, adding a 9-yard catch, a 27-yard kickoff return and 25 yards on three punt returns.

Arizona … Saw limited action, carrying the ball just 11 times for 22 yards … Also made one reception for 31 yards on UCLA's first scoring drive.

California … Accounted for 128 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns … Rushed for 42 yards on 14 tries and caught three passes for 76 yards with two scores … Also had two punt returns for 10 yards … In the second quarter, he tied the game at 14-14 when he took a screen pass and raced 27 yards for a score … In the fourth quarter, he turned another screen into a 43-yard touchdown, his sixth of the year which measured at least 40 yards.

Arizona State … Collected 118 all-purpose yards … Rushed for 54 yards on 15 attempts, made three receptions for 23 yards, returned one kickoff for 22 yards and returned one punt for 19 yards … Scored his tenth touchdown of the year on a 2-yard run in the second quarter.

Stanford … Followed with 221 all-purpose yards … Carried 12 times for 105 yards, made five catches for 23 yards and one touchdown (3 yards) and returned three punts for 93 yards, including a 68-yard score that gave the Bruins a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter … It was his first touchdown ever on a punt return and the fourth different type of touchdown in his career (rushing, receiving, kickoff return, punt return) … Five of his twelve rushes measured in double figures, including runs of 30 and 20 yards … Named Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts.

Washington State … Suffered a sprained right ankle on a five-yard punt return midway through the first quarter and never returned … Rushed the ball just once for minus 6 yards and caught only one pass for a loss of one yard.

Oregon … Did not play (ankle).

Southern California … Was still hampered by the ankle injury and carried just twice for minus-five yards.

Wyoming (Las Vegas Bowl) … Flashed his form of earlier in the year … Led both teams with 126 yards on 25 carries and also returned a kickoff 49 yards, finishing with 175 all-purpose yards.

2003 Season

Named third-team Freshman All-American and first-team Freshman All-Pac-10 Conference as a kick returner by The Sporting News … Selected honorable mention All-Pac 10 as a kick returner by the league's coaches … Saw action in all 13 games, starting twice (Washington State and Fresno State) … Played 20 or more snaps in each of the last eight games, including 48 against Fresno State and 46 at USC and Stanford … Was the team's leading rusher with 582 yards on 135 attempts (4.3 avg) with five touchdowns, becoming the first true freshman to lead the Bruins in rushing since DeShaun Foster in 1998 … Led the team with seven touchdowns (five rushing and two kickoff returns) … Ranked second in the Pac-10 and 14th nationally with his kickoff return average of 26.65, gaining 533 yards on 20 attempts … Also caught fifteen passes for 104 yards … Five of his six fumbles were recovered by the opposition.

2003 Game Analysis

Colorado … His career started on a sour note, as he fumbled on a rushing attempt that netted minus 2 yards and lost the ball when he fumbled again on a 10-yard kickoff return.

Oklahoma … Gained 41 yards on five rushes and 120 yards on three kickoff returns …

Scored two of UCLA's three touchdowns vs. the Sooners … Recovered a fumble on the three-yard line and carried it into the end zone for his first score … Returned a kickoff 91 yards for his second score of the day … The kickoff return was UCLA's first for a touch-down since 1999 and only its second since the 1980 season.

San Diego State … Returned three kickoffs for 75 yards, including one for 32.Washington … Rushed for 18 yards on four carries, including a 9-yard scoring dash late in the fourth quarter … Returned two kickoffs for 43 yards and caught two passes for 22 yards.

Arizona … Carried six times for 17 yards and caught two passes for 2 yards.

California … Led the Bruins with 55 yards on 12 attempts.

Arizona State … Enjoyed one of the best days in school history when he rushed for 176 yards on 18 carries, including an 83-yard scamper down the left sideline to the end zone which put UCLA ahead in the game for good in the third quarter … The run was the longest ever by a Bruin true freshman and ranked ninth (tied) overall on the school's list of long runs … His 176 yards rushing rank second on UCLA's all-time list for true freshmen, trailing only Kevin Nelson's total of 186 vs. Arizona State in 1980.

Stanford … Came off the bench to lead the team with 65 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdowns on runs of 9 & 2 yards, but also lost the ball once on a fumble.

Washington State … Made the first start of his career and rushed for 80 yards on 23 tries, but turned the ball over twice on fumbles.

Oregon … Came off the bench to rush for 25 yards on 13 carries and make four receptions for 18 yards.

Southern California … Returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, the longest by a Bruin since 1980 … Became the first Bruin since 1957 to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same season … Made four receptions for 76 yards and rushed for 27 yards on 10 attempts.

Fresno State (Silicon Valley Football Classic) … Led the team with 65 yards on 17 rushing attempts … Had one reception for minus 4 yards and averaged 18.0 yards on three kickoff returns.

Injury Report

2004: Suffered with calf cramps vs. Washington (9/18) … Left the Washington State game (11/06) in the first quarter with a sprained right ankle, sitting out the entire Oregon contest (11/13) and seeing limited action vs. Southern California (12/04).

2005: Missed most of the first half of the Sun Bowl vs. Northwestern (12/30) with a left shoulder contusion that relegated him to return duties in the second half.

High School

Attended De La Salle (Concord, Cal.) High School, playing football for head coach Bob Ladouceur … Lettered three times in football … Parade, Prep Star and Super Prep All-American selection who was also a member of the Super Prep Elite 50 team, in addition to earning that publication's FarWest Offensive Player of the Year honors … Added All-West accolades from Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report and was a Max Emfinger six-star selection as all-purpose back … Earned Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, first-team All-State by, State Running Back of the Year (CalHiSports.com) and Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention recognition … Member of a team that extended the school's game winning streak to 138 games … Gained 1,457 yards rushing, averaging 11.9 yards per attempt, and had 26 total touchdowns in twelve games as a senior … In 2001, he was selected to the CalHiSports.com All-State Junior team after rushing for 736 yards on just 59 carries … Four-year member of the track team, where he competed as a sprinter.

Personal

Undeclared major … Son of Andrea and Dana Drew … Raised by his grandparents, Christina Jones and the late Maurice Jones (Maurice died from a heart attack while attending UCLA's 2005 game vs. Rice) … Born 3/23/85 … Resides in Antioch, California.