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    Paris Gaines
    Paris Gaines

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Vista, Calif.

    High School:
    Vista

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 225

    Position:
    Running Back

    Fresno State: A strong north-south runner ? has good breakaway speed ? is a tough runner inside ? a threat to come out of the backfield and catch passes ? will be a key factor in the Bulldogs? running game. (2000) Returned from major offseason knee surgery to play in all 12 games, starting two ? second on the team in rushing with 375 yards ? had a big game in the Silicon Valley Football Classic, catching four passes for 103 yards, including a career-high 73-yarder for a touchdown ? rushed for a touchdown against Nevada ? best game was against Tulsa, against which he rushed for 70 yards on 12 carries. (1999) Ran for 693 yards, second on the team, and three touchdowns ? was honorable mention All-WAC ? averaged 4.6 yards per carry ? finished third on the team in receptions with 37 for 312 yards and four touchdowns ? had a career-high 26 carries for 130 yards vs. Hawai'i ? caught three passes for 36 yards and two touchdowns vs. UTEP ? had 200 yards and averaged 4.9 yards per carry in his last two regular season games ? ranked second on the team in all-purpose yardage, 81.2 yards per game ? started 11 games. (1998) Played in all 11 contests and had one start against BYU ? had 12 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown against Hawai?i ? was second on the team in total rushing yards with 257 ? also caught six passes for 58 yards, a 9.7 ypg average ? second on the team with five kickoff returns for 113 yards (1997) Sat out while fulfilling academic requirements as a partial qualifier.

    High School: A 1997 graduate of Vista (Calif.) High School ... first-team All-CIF selection who rushed for 1,310 yards and six touchdowns as a senior in 1996 ... also named first team All-Palomar after leading Vista to a Palomar League title and a San Diego Section (Division I) title ... Vista posted a record of 10-3 in 1996 ... was a second-team All-Palomar choice as a junior on a team that reached the section semifinals ... played three years on varsity.

    Personal: Born April 3, 1978, in Jersey City, N.J. ... parents are Fernando and Vivian Rashad ... has two brothers ... also considered Nebraska, Washington State, San Diego State, Oregon, Utah and San Jose State.

    STATISTICS
    Rushing
    Year    G-GS   TC   Yds   Avg.   TD   LG
    1998    11-0   56   257   4.6    2    23
    1999    13-11  151  693   4.6    3    38
    2000    12-2   95   375   3.9    1    19
    TOTALS  46-13  294  1325  4.5    6    38
    


    Receiving Year Rec Yds. Avg. TD LG 1998 6 58 9.7 0 22 1999 37 312 8.4 4 27 2000 23 268 11.7 1 73 TOTALS 66 638 9.7 5 73

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