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Tony Drake
Tony Drake

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
Skyline

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 169

Position:
WR

Experience:
1L


10/30/2010

Colorado State vs. New Mexico

Colorado State vs. New Mexico, Oct. 30, 2010

09/04/2010

Colorado State vs. Colorado; Sept. 4, 2010

Colorado State vs. Colorado; Sept. 4, 2010 - CSU 3, CU 24

2010 (Freshman): CSU's atomic offensive and special-teams weapon, played in 11 games (two starts), with six catches for 71 yards (11.8 avg.), and 89 yards on seven carries (12.1 avg.), with one TD...Also averaged 24.3 yards on a team-leading 29 kickoff returns...One of seven true freshmen to play in CSU's season-opener vs. Colorado (Sept. 4) at Invesco Field, led the team in rushing with two carries for 32 yards, the first touches of his career, both in the fourth quarter; first carry was a reverse for 20 yards...At Nevada (Sept. 11), made his mark with his first college kickoff returns, with a single-game Mountain West Conference-record 242 yards, on nine returns (26.9 avg.); his 47-yard return was CSU's longest since John Mosure returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown vs. CU in Denver, Aug. 31, 2008...At Miami-Ohio (Sept. 18), dropped back to return the initial RedHawks punt, which wound up bouncing off a teammate and into the arms of the other team...In big win vs. Idaho (Sept. 25), had a 35-yard kickoff return...Left following week, vs. No. 5 TCU (Oct. 2), with a hand injury, but returned to the game...Did not travel at No. 25 Air Force (Oct. 9)...Shifted from RB to WR in week of practice leading up to 43-10 win vs. UNLV (Oct. 16)...Made his first career start in Rebels contest, at WR, and took a handoff on the first snap; late in first half, caught a 41-yard pass from Pete Thomas to put the Rams in FG position; also split time with Tyson Liggett as the Rams' punt returner...At No. 9 Utah (Oct. 23), handled punt-return duties exclusively, but had no official attempts...In 38-14 win vs. New Mexico (Oct. 30), took a reverse and accelerated past defenders for a 34-yard score, his first career touchdown, to give the Rams a 21-7 lead late in the first quarter; later in the game, had a 20-yard run as a RB, and returned his first career punt...Made his second start at SDSU (Nov. 6), and late in the third quarter delivered a 37-yard kickoff return, answering the Aztecs' go-ahead TD.


High School: Rated the No. 8 all-purpose back in the nation and No. 53 overall prospect in talent-rich Texas by Rivals.com...Called by Tom Lemming (USA Today Super 25) the No. 25 tailback/slotback in the country...A three-year starter for a perennial state power, Dallas Skyline (one of Texas' largest high schools), played mostly as a running back, but also saw time as a wide receiver in his career, scoring more than 50 touchdowns...Helped the Raiders advance deep into the 64-team playoffs each of his final three seasons, including consecutive appearances (2007-08) in the regional final...An all-state honorable mention and second-team all-district choice in 2009, ran for 1,373 yards, averaging 8.6 yards per carry with 13 touchdowns, helping the 14-1 Raiders capture their district title and advance to the fourth round of the Texas 5A Division I playoffs...Ran for 126 yards and a touchdown in 41-36 playoff victory over DeSoto...Also registered 12 receptions for 119 yards in `09...One of 18 players in his senior class to receive a scholarship offer, joined Division I signees who will play at Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Air Force and Cal, among other schools, playing for a school that has produced several NFL players as well as gold-medalist sprinter Michael Johnson and former NBA all-star Larry Johnson...As a junior, was Skyline's second-leading rusher, behind James White, an Iowa State signee and 1,000-yard rusher who earned consecutive all-district selections in 2007-08...Had 429 yards on 55 carries (7.8 avg.) and seven catches for 73 yards in 2008, on a 12-2 team that fell just two games shy of the state title contest...The year before, 2007, was an all-district selection as a sophomore for a Skyline club that also reached the state's Elite Eight... The Raiders' second-leading receiver in '07, combined for better than 1,800 rushing and receiving yards, averaging 10.5 yards per touch, and scored 32 touchdowns...Head football coach was Reginald Samples...Had 4.35-second speed in the 40-yard dash...Also recruited by Michigan, Boise State, Colorado, Kansas, Mississippi, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Tulsa, K-State, Utah and Wake Forest.


Personal: Given name Tony Lakeith Drake Jr. ...Nicknamed Lil Tony...Born July 1, 1991, in Dallas, Texas...Parents are Tony Sr. and Jacqueline...Has two older sisters...Made a couple Saturday appearances at the Centre Avenue Health & Rehab Facility in Fort Collins, working social events with patients, in February 2011...Invested time in kids' lives at the Fort Collins Boys & Girls Club prior to the 2011 season...Undeclared, interested in graphic design as a major at Colorado State...Hometown: Dallas, Texas.


Division I career statistics


RUSHING


RECEIVING


COMB OFFENSE


Year


School


GP


GS


No


Yds


Avg


TD


Long


Avg/G


No


Yds


Avg


TD


Long


Pl


Yds


2010


Colorado State (fr.)


11


2


7


85


12.1


1


34


7.7


6


71


11.8


0


41


13


156


PUNT RETURNS


KICKOFF RETURNS


All-purpose


Year


School


No


Yds


Avg


TD


Long


No


Yds


Avg


TD


Long


Yds


Avg/G


2010


Colorado State (fr.)


1


1


1.0


0


1


29


704


24.3


0


47


861


78.3

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