2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 12 games ... caught two passes for 73 yards on the year ... first catch went for 26 yards against San Diego State ... second catch was a 47-yard touchdown against Hawai'i ... had two rushes for three yards on the season ... converted from running back to wide receiver in fall camp.
2011 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Ran for a total of 1,854 yards on 262 carries as a senior ... longest rush of the season went for 85 yards ... carried the ball 33 times against Mt. Whitney for a season-high ... had a season-high 311 rushing yards against Hanford ... recorded 29 rushing touchdowns ... helped the Rangers to an 8-4 mark in 2010 ... had 14 receptions for 92 yards and one touchdown ... had 12 kickoff returns for 206 yards with a 17.2 average ... longest return was 41 yards ... named second team all-state and first team All-Bee ... named WYL Offensive Player of the Year ... ran a 10.8 in the 100-meter and reached the finals of the state track meet.
Personal: Born Dec. 5, 1992 in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... one of three children of Erica and Brent Root ... he likes to fish and wakeboard ... his favorite athlete is Emmitt Smith because he is a good role model ... biggest athletic thrill was his first touchdown on varsity during a rivalry game ... most admires his grandfather for telling him to play football when he was younger ... chose Fresno State because of the history, tradition, and honor that comes with wearing the Bulldog red ... also recruited by Cal, Arizona, Arizona State, Nevada, and Washington ... majoring in athletic training.