SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2008
Rudell Small earns PFL Offensive Player of the Week honors
Rudell Small
Rudell Small
After putting up his sixth 100-yard rushing effort of the season, Rudell Small was named Pioneer Football League Offensive “Player of the Week” honors.

Small rushed for 178 yards on 23 carries with two touchdowns, along with one reception for 13 yards for a touchdown, in the Dolphins 41-9 win over Drake.

The outing added to the sophomore’s record-setting career.

He moved into second place on the school’s single-season rushing list with 1,233 yards and his two touchdowns give him a school-record 12 rushing touchdowns this season and a school-record 22 for his career.

Small now has 1,723 rushing yards in his two-year career

The touchdown reception was his second of the season and the third of his career, adding to his school-record for touchdowns.

His three-touchdown day moved him into a tie for 17th nationally in points per game, averaging 8.2 this season. He is ranked 13th nationally in rushing yards per game, averaging 112.1 yards per game.

“Rudell is a tremendous young man who has really shown his talent this season,” said JU head coach Kerwin Bell. “His success running the ball has been a big boost to our offense, giving us a balanced attack.”

Small joins quarterback Josh McGregor as the Dolphins earning the league’s top weekly offensive honor this season.

Jacksonville wraps up its regular season with the biggest game in school history – hosting Dayton for the PFL title and a spot in the Gridiron Classic against Albany. Kickoff is set for Noon at D.B. Milne Field.