Senior running back Marteze Waller is one of 69 players named to the preseason watch list that recognizes the nation’s top collegiate running back
Karl Mickelsen wins MVP for the Bulldogs
Fresno State withstands late rally by Hawaii
In their 1,000th game in program history, the Bulldogs defeat San Diego State.
QB Brian Burrell led Fresno State to their second straight win.
The Bulldogs traveled to San Diego to take on the Aztecs on Saturday night.
Fresno State vs. UNLV; photos by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
San Diego State at Fresno State (USA Today); photos by Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Fresno State defeats Southern Utah; photos by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Fresno State vs. Nebraska
2014 (Junior): Named second-team All-Mountain West ... started all 14 games ... ranked No. 15 in the FBS and No. 3 in the Mountain West in rushing yards with 1,368, which was the seventh-highest total in Fresno State single-season history ... carried the ball 225 times for an average of 6.1 yards per carry, ranking 12th nationally and second in the MW for any player with 200 or more carries ... rushed for 97.7 yards per game, ranking No. 33 in the FBS and No. 5 in the conference ... owned eight rushes for 35 yards or more with a long run of 76 yards for a touchdown at Boise State on Oct. 17... has set season career-highs in 2014 in every major category -- carries (225), yards (1,368) and touchdowns (11) ...had seven 100-yard rushing games on the season, including going over 100 yards in 6-of-8 Mountain West league games ... rushed for 135 yards or more five times ... set a career-high of 164 yards at Boise State on Oct. 17 that included his career-long rush of 76 yards -- the longest by a Bulldog in two years and the longest allowed by Boise State since Nov. 18, 2011 ... owned three multi-touchdown games -- at No. 15 USC (2), at Boise State (2) and vs. Hawai'i (2) ... had 27 receptions for 120 yards ... set a season-high of receptions (4) and yards (38) at UNLV ... led the team in all-purpose yardage in 8-of-14 games.
2013 (Sophomore): Named to the Mountain West All-Academic team ... played in all 13 games, drawing one start at running back against UNLV, Oct. 19 ... was second on the team in rushing, carrying the ball 124 times for 646 yards ... had a team-high seven rushing touchdowns ... averaged 5.2 yards per rush with a long of 39 yards that came against UNLV ... his 157 yards rushing at Idaho on Oct. 5 was the highest rushing total by a Bulldog in a game all season ... scored two TDs on the ground in back-to-back games at Hawai'i and at Idaho ... also caught 23 passes for 173 yards on the season ... finished with 819 all-purpose yards.
2012 (Freshman): Named to the Mountain West All-Academic team ... finished as the team's second-leading rusher during his true freshman season ... had 41 carries for 174 yards and one touchdown ... averaged 4.2 yards per carry ... caught two passes for 11 yards ... had a season-high 15 carries on Nov. 3 against Hawai'i when he racked up 42 yards rushing ... rushed for 63 yards on 13 carries with a touchdown in the win over Colorado ... had five rushes for 32 yards at Colorado State when he had a season-long run of 16 yards.
High School: Named first-team All-State for Class AA by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Georgia Sportswriters Association in both 2010 and 2011 ... was The Telegraph's All-Middle Georgia GHSA Football Player of the Year in 2011 ... played in the GACA North/South All-Star football game on Dec. 30, 2011 ... entered the starting lineup midway through his freshman year and ended prep career with 6,260 rushing yards - good for 13th on Georgia's all-time record list (123 yards more than legendary running back Herschel Walker) ... after team went 2-8 during his freshman season, he led the War Eagles to a 25-6 record from 2009-11, which was the school's highest three-year win total since going 26-12 from 1995-97 ... helped lead Putnam County to a 9-3 overall record as a senior and the AA Region 4 Championship when he ran for 2,180 yards and 23 touchdowns ... averaged 8.8 yards per carry as a senior ... had a 249 yard rushing game and two 300-yard games during senior season, including a 320-yard, three-TD effort against Jefferson County in a first-round playoff defeat ... as a junior he led the state in rushing with 2,155 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Personal: Born in Eatonton, Ga. ... son of Nikki Mullins and Detrich Waller ... has one sister, Talexia ... major at Fresno State is criminology-law enforcement and would like to be a fire fighter one day.
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