- The all-time leader in rushing yards at JU (3,229)
- The all-time leader at JU in career rushing touchdowns (34)
- The all-time leader at JU in rushing TDs for a season (13, 2008)
- The all-time leader at JU for points in a season (90, 2008)
- The all-time leader at JU for points in a career (216)
- The all-time leader at JU for touchdowns in a season (15, 2008)


Ranks fifth nationally among active running backs in career rushing yards...

Name (School)Career Yds.TD
Yds. Per Game
1. Chris Evans (Samford)3,73126
2. Chase Reynolds (Montana)3,27145
3. Myles Russ (Rob. Morris)3,24721
4. Rudell Small (JU)3,22934
5. Kyle Minett (S.D. State)3,10135

Ranks third nationally among active running backs in career rushing touchdowns...

Name (School)TD
1. Chase Reynolds (Montana)45
2. Kyle Minett (S.D. State)37
3. Rudell Small (JU)35
4. Devon Moore (App. State)33

2010 National Rankings

Rushing:100.3 yds./gm - 22nd (NCAA), 2nd (PFL)
Scoring:8.0 pts./gm - T34 (NCAA), T2nd (PFL)
All-Purpose Runners:124.3 yds./gm - 61st (NCAA), 4th (PFL)


May 19: Rudell Small named one of the top 10 FCS running backs entering 2010
June 10: Rudell Small named Preseason All-America by Consensus Draft Services
July 12: Small Comes up Big for JU Football Team
July 21: Small nominated for Payton Award
July 26: Small nominated for Running Back "Performer of the Year" award
Aug. 28: Sweating the Small Stuff - Florida Times-Union




2010:Recorded 153 yards on 18 carries to help JU to a 41-0 win over Webber International...scored on a 2-yard touchdown run, his third rushing score of the season...the 153-yard performance is the third-highest single-game total of his career...recorded a career-long 59-yard run against WIU...his 176 all-purpose yards against Webber is also his third-best single-game performance of his career...held to 30 yards on 12 carries against #3 Appalachian State, but led the Dolphins with 46 yards on three receptions...had a career-best 30-yard touchdown reception against ASU...opened his senior season with a bang, rushing for 118 yards on 19 carries with two touchdowns in the win over Old Dominion...had a long run of 45 yards in the second quarter that setup a JU touchdown.

2009: Started all 11 games as a junior...recorded his second straight 1,000-yard season (1,074), the fifth-best single-season rushing ever at JU...became first Dolphin ever to record two 1,000-yard rushing seasons...rushed for 94 yards on 18 carries with two touchdowns against Webber, marking the sixth time in his career he has rushed for two or more touchdowns in a game...became third running back in school history to amass 2,000 career rushing yards with 53 yards on 16 carries at Samford...rushed for 95 yards on 24 carries against Old Dominion...had first 100-yard outing and the eighth of his career with 110 yards against Davidson, with one touchdown - his 25th career rushing touchdown...had his second straight 100-yard rushing performance with 121 yards at Marist, the fifth highest single-game total of his career...became JU’s all-time leader in rushing yards with 52 yards on 15 carries against Morehead State...rushed for a season-high 151 yards on 18 carries at San Diego, marking the third highest single-game total of his career...had the longest run of his career, a 52-yarder, in the third quarter...had 100 yards on 19 carries at Drake for his fourth 100-yard effort of the season...had his third straight 100-yard outing with 151 yards on 16 carries against Valparaiso...ran for two touchdowns, including a 57-yard run on the opening possession - setting a new career long...has his fourth straight 100-yard outing against Butler, carrying the ball 18 times for 103 yards with one touchdown, coming on a 54-yard run, his third 50-yard carry of the season...gained 44 yards on nine carries with two touchdowns in one half of action in the season finale at Campbell.

2008: Played in all 13 games as a sophomore , starting nine…named first team all-conference…led team with 1,364 rushing yards, the second highest single-season total in program history…rushed for 13 touchdowns, breaking the school record of 12 set by Brent Alexander in 2001…set a program record with 15 touchdowns on the season and a new school-record for points in a season with 90…ranked 27th nationally in rushing, averaging 104.92 yards per game…rushed for more than 100 yards in a game six times…had a career-best 217 yards on 33 carries with three touchdowns at Davidson (9/27), the third-best singlegame performance by a JU running back…rushed for three touchdowns on 16 carries for 135 yards at Valparaiso (11/8)…scored a touchdown in four straight games twice during the season…had a career-best five receptions against Dayton (11/22)…had one 22-yard reception for a touchdown against San Diego (10/25)…his 13 rushing touchdowns moved him into the all-time lead at JU in career rushing touchdowns.

2007: Limited to eight games as a true freshman due to injuries…started seven games, including the last five of the season..led the team in rushing with 490 yards…tied the school record for most rushing touchdowns in a game with five against UNC-Pembroke (9/22)…recorded his only 100-yard rushing performance in that game, gaining 112 yards on 19 carries…had two first half touchdowns at Drake (10/27) before finishing with 67 yards on 16 carries…had two games with more than 100 all-purpose yards, with a season- best 120 against Butler (11/10)…rushed for 87 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries while catching five passes for 33 yards…his longest rush of the season was a 47-yard scamper in the first half against Valparaiso (11/3).

High School: Played four years at Trinity Catholic under current JU head coach Kerwin Bell…led team to the state championship game his senior year after rushing for 1,200 yards and 21 touchdowns…helped the Celtics win the state championship his junior season after rushing for 800 yards and 14 touchdowns…led team to an 8-3 record his sophomore year…helped team to a 6-4 record as a freshman.

Personal: Born on April 28, 1989, in Ocala, Fla…son of Rudell and Angela…has one sister: Letrinka and one brother: Isaac…majoring in computer science.

Small’s 100-Yard Outings
11/15/08 Drake 178
9/18/10 Webber 153
11/7/09 Valparaiso 151
10/24/09 San Diego 151
9/13/08 Campbell 150
11/8/08 Valparaiso 135
10/10/09 Marist 121
9/4/10Old Dominion118
9/22/07 UNCP 112
10/3/09 Davidson 110
8/31/08 SSU 109
10/25/08 San Diego 104
11/14/09 Butler 103
10/31/09 Drake 100

Career Rushing Stats

Career Receiving Stats