Countdown to Kickoff for college football: 22

   August 6, 2014 6:43 am    0

 

CollegeBaseCollege Kickoff Countdown is a daily series on the On Campus blog. There are now 22 days until the opening day of the 2014 season.

Number of the day: 22

A pair of prominent Erie County players with the jersey No. 22 are in the spotlight today in College Kickoff Countdown .

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Brian Milne

Fort LeBoeuf great Brian Milne wore the No. 22 at both LeBoeuf and Penn State. Cathedral Prep graduate Delton Williams, meanwhile, currently wears the No. 22 for Michigan State.

Milne, of course, was a great comeback story at Penn State. After starring as a LeBoeuf junior with more than 2,400 rushing yards, he sat out his senior season while battling cancer. Following an inspiring return performance in the 1991 Save-An-Eye Game, Milne went on to a solid career with the Nittany Lions.

Milne played in 33 games as mostly a blocking fullback with Penn State from 1993-95. He did, however, score 16 career touchdowns, including a high of eight in 1994. He compiled a career-high 267 yards that season on his way to 512 career rushing yards. He averaged a solid 4.5 yards per carry in his career. He added 229 career receiving yards.

The 6-foot 2-inch, 255-pound Milne later played five seasons in the NFL, mostly with the Cincinnati Bengals. He also played with the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints.

Delton Williams

Delton Williams

• Williams starred for Prep’s 2012 PIAA Class AAA championship team and is currently a sophomore at Michigan State.

The 6-foot 1-inch, 228-pound running back rushed for 238 yards on 38 carries as a freshman with the Spartans in 2013. He also scored on a 42-yard TD run against Illinois.

Williams is currently listed as the No. 3 running back on the Michigan State depth chart.

 

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