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Mario Fannin
Mario Fannin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hampton, Ga.

High School:
Lovejoy

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 228

Position:
RB

Major:
Public Administration

CAREER -- Became 35th player in AU history to rush for 1,000 yards ... AU career leader in receptions and receiving yards by a running back ... 10th-place in AU career receptions (97) ... Has nine career receiving TD's, averaging 36.7 yards per scoring catch ... Is 9th in AU history in all-purpose yards (3,290) ... 29th in AU history in rushing yardage (1,366).

2010 -- Second-Team Preseason All-SEC as voted by members of the media ... Doak Walker Award candidate ... Appeared in 13 games with four starts and totaled 395 rushing yards on 61 carries with five TDs ... Also has 17 receptions for 173 yards and two TD's ... In season opener vs. Arkansas State, recording seven offensive touches and scoring two TD's ... Rushed three times for 14 yards and hauled in four passes for 65 yards and two scores vs. ASU markings first career multi-TD receiving game ... In SEC opener vs. Mississippi State, carried five times for 6 yards and caught one pass for 14 yards ... Left game vs. Bulldogs in second half due to injury ... Did not play vs. Clemson ... Against South Carolina, had one reception for 3 yards and one rush for 5 yards ... Against ULM, rushed for game-high 89 yards on 10 carries with a 2-yard TD run ... Also caught one pass for 12 yards ... The 89 rush yards were most since 2007 vs. New Mexico State and rush TD was first since 2008 vs. UGA ... Against Kentucky, started and rushed eight times for 50 yards with a long of 17 yards and hauled in two passes for 7 yards ... Against Arkansas, led AU with three receptions and 36 yards ... Also totaled 60 yards rushing on 14 carries with a 4- yard TD run in second quarter ... Against LSU, caught one pass for 5 yards and rushed for 29 yards on three carries ... Rushed two times vs. Ole Miss totaling 16 yards ... Against UTC, led all rushers with 96 yards on eight carries with a pair of TD runs ... Scores came on runs of 13 and 42 yards ... Against Georgia, caught two passes for 9 yards and rushed one time for 2 yards ... Against Alabama, hauled in one pass for 6 yards to the 1-yard line that set up TD run by Cam Newton to bring AU within 24-21 of Alabama in third quarter ... In SEC Championship Game vs. South Carolina, scored on 6-yard run to cap scoring for AU and finished game with 28 rushing yards on six carries ... Hauled in one pass for 16 yards vs. Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game.

2009 -- Appeared in 13 games with seven starts ... Totaled 990 all-purpose yards with 285 rushing, 413 receiving and 297 KO return yards ... Started and set career highs in receptions, eight, and receiving yards, 82, in season opener vs. Louisiana Tech ... Led team in receiving yards and catches vs. Tech ... Rushed for 75 yards on nine carries in SEC opener vs. Mississippi State ... Scored on 82-yard TD catch vs. West Virginia ... The 82-yard catch was longest offensive play of career and tied game at 27-27 in third quarter ... Against Ball State, hauled in three passes for 55 yards including 36-yard TD catch in third quarter ... Led Tigers with six receptions against Tennessee ... Totaled 25 yards receiving vs. Vols ... Also had one 32-yard rushing vs. UT ... Had two catches against Arkansas ... Against Kentucky, caught two passes for 9 yards ... Second on team with 56 yards rushing vs. LSU ... Against Ole Miss, rushed six times for 35 yards and caught three passes for 35 yards ... Led Tigers with 133 all-purpose yards vs. Furman ... Had 38 yards receiving on two grabs, including a 24-yard TD catch and 60 yards rushing on six attempts ... Also netted 35 kickoff return yards vs. Paladin ... Tied for team-high with six catches vs. Georgia ... Six grabs went for 55 yards with a long of 24 ... Caught four passes for 20 yards vs. Alabama ... Also rushed one time for 14 yards vs. Crimson Tide ... Caught three passes for 10 yards and rushed twice for 14 yards in win over Northwestern in Outback Bowl.

2008 -- Played in all 12 games with three starts ... Finished third on team with 709 all-purpose yards, with 238 rushing yards, 223 receiving yards and 248 kickoff return yards ... Saw limited action in season opener vs. Louisiana-Monroe after shoulder surgery during the summer ... Had two carries for 21 yards vs. Warhawks ... Caught three passes for 22 yards (long of 18) against Southern Miss ... Started first game of season and rushed one time for 12 yards and had one catch for 2 yards at Mississippi State ... Saw limited action vs. LSU ... Led team with 88 all-purpose yards vs. Tennessee ... Had three catches for 29 yards and four rushes for 18 yards vs. Vols ... Also returned two kicks for 41 yards vs. UT ... Caught three passes for 56 yards, including a 28-yard TD catch from Chris Todd against Vanderbilt ... The TD catch vs. Vanderbilt was first since Chick-fil-A Bowl against Clemson ... Returned two kicks for 36 yards and had one rush for 4 yards vs. Arkansas ... Rushed for 29 yards on eight carries and returned two KO's for 88 yards with a career-long of 69 yards vs. West Virginia ... Caught two passes for 22 yards with a long of 14 vs. Ole Miss ... Also rushed for 11 yards on five carries vs. Rebels ... Rushed for a season-high 45 yards on 13 carries vs. UT Martin ... Against Georgia, had a TD rushing and receiving to go with 126 all-purpose yards ... Rushing TD came on 35-yard run as he totaled 59 yards rushing total on eight carries ... Receiving TD came on a career-long 52-yard screen pass and was one of four total catches for 48 yards on the day ... Also had one 19-yard kickoff return vs. UGA ... Against Alabama, rushed eight times for 28 yards and led team with three receptions for 44 yards.

2007 -- Third on team in rushing (448 yds) and third in scoring (42 pts) ... Led team in kickoff returns (399 yds) and is second in all-purpose yards (1,023) ... Caught at least one pass in eight straight games ... Had 219 yards (73.0 ypg) and four rushing touchdowns in three game stretch against New Mexico State, Florida, and Vanderbilt ... In first action at running back, rushed for a team-high 62 yards on 14 carries against South Florida ... Scored first career touchdown in second quarter on a 4-yard run ... Also returned two kickoffs for 71 yards against the Bulls ... Rushed for 40 yards on seven carries against Mississippi State and returned five kickoffs for 110 yards ... Also had first career reception, an 18-yarder against Bulldogs ... Ran for a career-best 103 yards and three touchdowns in win over New Mexico State ... The three TDs were the most by a Tiger since Kenny Irons had three at Kentucky in 2005 ... Had a 67-yard TD run with just 22 seconds remaining in the game ... 13 carries for 62 yards at Florida ... 11 touches for 49 rushing yards, including a career-long 22 yard TD run against Vanderbilt ... Along with three catches for 26 yards and one 22-yard KOR, posted 102 all-purpose yards in Vanderbilt game ... Three carries for 9 yards and one kickoff return for 27 yards against Arkansas ... Netted 48 yards on four carries in win over Ole Miss ... Also hauled in two passes vs. Ole Miss (29 yds.) ... Led team with 52 yards rushing on 14 carries vs. Tennessee Tech... Rushed the ball three times for 18 yards and led the team in receiving with 53 yards on five catches and a touchdown vs. Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl ... TD came on 22-yard catch from Kodi Burns.

2006 -- Redshirted ... Appeared in three games, seeing time against Washington State, Mississippi State and LSU.

HIGH SCHOOL -- High School Coach: Al Hughes ... Threw for more than 1,000 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior while rushing for 1,200 yards and 12 TD's ... Accounted for 32 touchdowns as a junior, rushing for 1,210 yards and passing for 1,020 ... Named All-Region Player of the Year as a junior ... Ranked No. 10 at the athlete position by PrepStar ... Ranked as the No. 23 athlete nationally and the No. 12 player from Georgia by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 13 in Rivals Preseason Georgia Top 75 ... Rivals.com Rivals250 ... Ranked as the No. 15 safety by Scout.com ... Ranked as the No. 54 player in the Southeast by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Ranked No. 128 on collegefootballnews. com CFN Top 150 and the No. 17 running back ... Ranked No. 20 nationally by ESPN.com at the running back position and No. 143 on ESPN.com's ESPN 150 ... Ranked 80th on the Mobile Register's Super Southeast 120 list of prospects ... Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 ... Ranked as the No. 11 player from the state of Georgia by Georgia Sports Monthly ... Class 5A All-State football team honorable mention.

PERSONAL -- Born Dec. 4, 1987 ... Son of Mario and Amika Fannin ... Graduated in August 2010.

Career Rushing Stats
YEAR G/GS NO YDS AVG TD LP/OPPONENT
2006 3/0 0 0 0.0 0 --
2007 13/2 84 448 5.3 5 67/New Mexico State
2008 12/3 54 238 4.4 1 35/Georgia
2009 13/7 34 285 8.4 0 32/Tennessee
2010 13/4 61 395 6.5 5 42/UTC
Totals 54/16 233 1366 5.9 11 67/New Mexico State

Career Receiving Stats
YEAR G/GS NO YDS AVG TD LP/OPPONENT
2006 3/0 0 0 0.0 0 --
2007 13/2 18 176 9.8 2 22/Clemson
2008 12/3 20 223 11.2 2 52/Georgia
2009 13/7 42 413 9.8 3 82/West Virginia
2010 13/4 17 173 10.2 2 38/Arkansas State
Totals 54/16 97 985 10.2 9 82/West Virginia

Career KOR Stats
YEAR G NO YDS AVG TD LP/OPPONENT
2006 3/0 0 0 0.0 0 --
2007 13/2 19 399 21.0 0 40/Mississippi State
2008 12/3 11 248 22.5 0 69/West Virginia
2009 13/7 14 297 21.2 0 35/Furman
2010 13/4 0 0 -- 0 --
Totals 41/12 44 944 21.5 0 69/West Virginia
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