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    Bernard Berrian
    Bernard Berrian

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Winton, Calif.

    High School:
    Atwater

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 190

    Position:
    WR

    Fresno State: Will enter the 2003 season as one of the nation?s top all-around weapons ? before redshirting this year, he was a Biletnikoff Award candidate and an All-American hopeful as both a receiver and all-purpose player. He will be again next season ? at the outset of the year as the fifth best senior prospect by ESPN?s NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr. ... a Playboy All-American ... can break a game open returning kicks, taking handoffs or catching passes ? has good size, speed and fantastic leaping ability ? helps form one of the most formidable receivers corps in the nation ? has blinding breakaway speed ? with a year like last season, he could become Fresno State?s all-time receiving yardage leader.

    (2002) Suffered a knee sprain returning a punt in the season opener at Wisconsin ? he missed the rest of the season and redshirted ? caught two passes for 54 yards and a touchdown against the Badgers before going down on the final play of the first quarter.

    (2001) A first-team All-WAC wide receiver and returner ? picked as a first-team All-American all-purpose player ? averaged 17.5 yards every time he touched the ball ? had 1,364 receiving yards, making him one of two Bulldogs two eclipse the 1,000-yard barrier ? was 31st in the nation in receptions per game (5.9) and 13th in receiving yards per game (97.7) ? became the WAC?s all-time single-season leader in all-purpose yards with 2,591 ? he broke the record held by LaDainian Tomlinson of TCU and formerly held by Marshall Faulk of San Diego State, both of whom were running backs and had far more touches of the ball per game than Berrian ? had a monster game against Nevada, racking up 357 yards in total offense, including a punt return for a touchdown and two touchdown receptions ? caught nine passes for 94 yards against Michigan State in the Silicon Valley Football Classic ? had 300 total yards against Wisconsin, including a 96-yard kickoff return to open the second half, guiding the Bulldogs to a 32-20 comeback win ? had six 100-yard receiving games, including the last three in a row to end the regular season ? had at least 180 all-purpose yards in 10 of FS?s 14 games.

    (2000) A second-team All-WAC honoree ... Fresno State?s leading receiver last year with 43 catches for 705 yards ? stepped into the spotlight against Nevada when he had five receptions for 102 yards, one touchdown catch and an 88-yard punt return for a touchdown ? his efforts in the Nevada game were rewarded with WAC special teams player of the week honors ? followed up the game against Nevada with 100-yard games against Tulsa, Hawai?i and TCU ? showed his big-play capability with touchdown receptions of 51, 55 and 71 yards ? had the Bulldogs? lone TD against No. 17 TCU ? injured his ankle in the beginning of the third quarter against SMU, missing the remainder of that game and the San Jose State game ? had a monster performance against Air Force in the Silicon Valley Football Classic, catching seven passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns, including one 51 yards in length.

    (1999) Played in nine games, catching six passes for 58 yards ? scored one touchdown, a 5-yard reception during Fresno State?s 47-18 victory over Rice ? longest reception was a 26-yarder against San Jose State.

    High School: Was named Modesto Bee player of the year of 1998 ... Merced Sun-Star all-area selection ... named to Modesto Bee's all-district team ... Cal High All-Northern California team member ... known as an explosive two-way start for Atwater High School, which went 13-1 his senior year ... caught 53 passes for 1,276 yards and 16 touchdowns, including a 168-yard performance in the Sac-Joaquin Section championship game against Elk Grove ... also returned kickoffs and punts at AHS.

    Personal: Born Dec. 27, 1980 ... son of Sallie and Joseph Berrian ... has two brothers and one sister ... his brother, Tony, runs track for Arizona State.

    STATISTICS
    Receiving
    Year    Rec    Yds   Avg   TD   LG
    1999      6     58   9.7    1   26
    2000     43    705  16.4    6   71
    2001     85  1,364  16.0   13   70
    2002*     2     54  27.0   1    54   
    Totals  136  2,181  16.0   21   71
    

    Kick Returns Year Ret Yds Avg TD LR 2000 10 175 17.5 0 27 2001 32 765 24.7 1 96 Totals 42 940 22.4 1 96

    Punt Returns Year Ret Yds Avg TD LR 2000 15 158 10.5 1 88 2001 41 556 14.2 1 70 2002* 1 1 1.0 0 1 Totals 57 715 12.5 2 88

    * Indicates redshirt year

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