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Ben Tate
Ben Tate

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Salisbury, MD

High School:
Snow Hill

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 218

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
08/21/1988

Experience:
3L

Major:
Criminology

CAREER -- Four 100-yard rushing games, including one 150-yard rushing game (156 vs. Tulane, 2006) ... 33rd player in AU history to record 1,000 yards rushing ... 14th on career rushing list with 1,959 yards ... Needs 33 yards to tie Sedrick McIntyre (1973-76) for 13th with 1,992 yards.

2008 -- Second Team Preseason Media All-SEC ... Second Team Preseason Coaches' All-SEC ... Athlon Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC ... Phil Steele's Preseason Third Team All-SEC ... Named to Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List ... Finished sixth in SEC in rushing yards per game at 55.3 ... Played in all 12 games with two starts ... Led team with 664 rushing yards and 765 all-purpose yards ... Finished tied for fifth-most receptions with 15, going for 90 yards ... Picked up fourth-career 100-yard rushing effort with 115 yards on 13 carries vs. Louisiana-Monroe ... Averaged 8.8 yards per carry and had a career-long run of 49 yards vs. Warhawks ... Recorded 122 yards total offense vs. Southern Miss ... Had 71 yards rushing on 15 carries and 51 yards receiving on three catches vs. USM ... Scored on 1-yard run vs. Golden Eagles ... Ran for a game-high 92 yards on 20 carries in win at Mississippi State ... Had long run of 39 yards late in fourth quarter to help AU run out clock vs. MSU ... Led team with 45 yards rushing on 19 carries with a TD vs. LSU ... TD run came from 1-yard out ... Ran for 70 yards on 19 carries and had one 4-yard catch vs. Tennessee ... Rushed for a game-high 108 yards on 27 carries vs. Vanderbilt ... His 27 carries marked a career-high ... Also had one catch for 9 yards vs. Vandy ... Netted 32 yards on eight carries vs. Arkansas ... Had two catches for 2 yards and 5 yards rushing in limted action vs. West Virginia ... Rushed five times for 35 yards and had a 27-yard TD run vs. Ole Miss ... Netted 42 yards rushing on 10 carries vs. UT Martin ... Rushed for 37 yards on 14 carries and had one 12-yard catch vs. Georgia ... Against Alabama, rushed four times for 12 yards in limited action.

2007 -- Led team in rushing yards (903), rushing attempts (202), all-purpose yardage (83.3 ypg) and rushing touchdowns (8) ... In first career start, rushed for 82 yards on 23 attempts in season opener against Kansas State ... Tallied 61 yards on 14 carries against South Florida, including a 36-yarder ... Ran for team-best 91 yards on 15 attempts, including a rushing TD of 28 yards against Mississippi State ... Recorded first 100-yard rushing game with 111 yards against New Mexico State on 21 attempts with a 2-yard TD run ... Had 65 yards on 20 carries with one TD from 3-yards out in win at Florida ... Had 19 yards rushing on seven attempts in Auburn's 10-play, 35-yard game-winning drive that set up Wes Byrum's field goal as time expired against the Gators ... In just nine rushes against Vanderbilt, had 96 yards and one touchdown, including a career-long run of 44 yards ... Had five carries for 74 yards and a TD in first half against Commodores ... Game-high 91 rushing yards on 23 attempts, including 61 yards on 15 attempts in the fourth quarter against Arkansas ... Season low 17 yards on 10 attempts at LSU ... Rushed 15 times for 72 yards vs. Ole Miss ... Netted 58 yards on 13 carries with one TD vs. Georgia ... Had 77 yards rushing with a TD on 11 carries and one catch for 17 yards vs. Alabama ... TD run came from 3 yards out ... Ran the ball 14 times for 47 yards and one touchdown (one-yard run) against Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

2006 -- The Sporting News Freshman All-America Honorable Mention ... Finished with 54 carries for 392 yards and three touchdowns in nine games ... Led Auburn with 93 rushing yards on 11 carries against Arkansas State, narrowly missing his third 100-yard game of the season ... Posted 156 yards rushing against Tulane and scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter ... Gained 144 yards on 22 carries in the second half alone against the Green Wave ... The 156 yards was the seventh-best rushing performance by a freshman in Auburn history ... Rushed seven times against Buffalo, finishing with 114 yards and two touchdowns ... Scored both touchdowns in the fourth quarter against the Bulls, starting with a 42-yarder and finishing with a 28-yarder.

2005 -- Graduated from high school early in time to participate in spring drills.

HIGH SCHOOL -- High School Coach: Stan Griffin ... Set Maryland state records for yards rushing in a career (5,920) and a season (2,886) ... In 37 career games played, rushed 542 times for 5,920 yards and 78 touchdowns, averaging 10.9 yards per carry and 160 yards per game ... Also added 210 career receiving yards ... Set the state single-season rushing record as a junior, totaling 2,886 yards and 41 touchdowns, averaging 221.4 yards per game ... Ran for 2,069 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior, averaging 12.9 yards per carry, while leading his team to a state runner-up finish ... Also set the Maryland record for total offensive yards in a career with 6,123 ... Gatorade State Player of the Year as a senior and a consensus all-state pick ... Also earned first-team all-state honors as a junior ... Baystate Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 ... Ranked No. 6 nationally among running backs and the No. 5 player from the state of Maryland by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 41 in the Rivals.com Rivals 100 ... Rivals.com Rivals 250 ... Ranked No. 9 nationally among running backs by PrepStar ... Ranked No. 12 nationally at the running back position by ESPN.com ... Ranked No. 78 overall on ESPN.com's ESPN 150 ... Ranked as the No. 22 running back nationally by Scout.com ... Ranked as the No. 57 overall player in the country and No. 8 in the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Ranked No. 98 on collegefootballnews.com's CFN Top 150 ... Ranked 15th on CFN's Top 30 Running Backs list ... Graduated high school a semester early.

PERSONAL -- Born Aug. 21, 1988 ... Son of Ben Tate, Jr., and Charlotte Green ... Graduated in May 2009 with a degree in Criminology.

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