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Rafael Eubanks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Paul, MN

High School:
Cretin-Derham Hall HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 280

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
02/12/1987

Hawk Item - - One of three sophomores named to 2007 Leadership Group.

2009 Honors - - Second team all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . second team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten by league media . . . Win During the Week Award, Offense.

2009 - - Started all 13 games at center . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . started at center in 35-3 win at Iowa State as offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . started at center in 27-17 win over Arizona as offense totaled 37:56 in time of possession . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 21-10 win at Penn State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 24-21 win over Arkansas State as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 30-28 win over Michigan . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 20-10 win at Wisconsin . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 15-13 win at Michigan State . . . started at center in 42-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 480 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 17-10 loss to Northwestern . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State as offensive line allowed just one QB sack . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 12-0 win over Minnesota . . . started at center in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech as offense gained 403 yards total offense.

2008 - - Listed as co-first team center following spring practice . . . started at left guard in 46-3 opening win over Maine as offense rushed for 245 yards and gained 457 yards total offense . . . started at left guard in 42-0 win over Florida International as offense rushed for 241 yards and gained 512 yards total offense . . . started at left guard in 17-5 win over Iowa State . . . started at left guard in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh . . . did not see action in 22-17 loss to Northwestern due to injury . . . did not see action in 16-13 loss at Michigan State . . . saw action in 45-9 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 227 yards and gained 422 yards total offense . . . saw action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin as offense gained 254 rushing yards . . . saw first action of the season at right guard against the Badgers after seeing action at left guard and center through first seven games . . . saw action at right guard in 27-24 loss at Illinois . . . started at right guard and played every offensive play in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State . . . did not see action in 22-17 win over Purdue . . . saw action in 55-0 win at Minnesota as offense rushed for 222 yards and gained 483 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina.

2007 Pre-season Honors - - Named to pre-season Rimington Trophy Watch List . . . 2007 Honors - - Named honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . 2007 - - listed as first team center following spring practice . . . started at center in opening win over Northern Illinois as offense rushed for 250 yards and gained 383 yards total offense . . . started at center in home win over Syracuse as offense gained 408 yards in total offense in 35-0 win . . . started at center and played every offensive down in loss at Iowa State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in loss at Wisconsin . . . started at center and played every offensive down in loss to Indiana as offense gained 428 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in loss at Penn State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in win over 18th-ranked Illinois as offense rushed for 141 yards and gained 323 yards total offense . . . started at center in loss at Purdue . . . started at center and played every offensive down in double OT win over Michigan State as offense gained 230 rushing yards . . . started at center in win at Northwestern as offense gained 299 passing yards and 369 yards total offense . . . started at center in win over Minnesota . . . started at center in loss to Western Michigan as offense gained 397 yards total offense.

2006 Honors - - Named first team Freshman all-American by scout.com . . . named second team Freshman all-American by Rivals.com . . . named third team Freshman all-American by The Sporting News . . . named first team Freshman all-Big Ten by The Sporting News.

2006 - - Listed as first team center following spring practice . . . started at center for first action of career in opening win over Montana as offense gained 416 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in overtime win at Syracuse . . . started at center and played every offensive down in win over Iowa State as offense gained 410 yards total offense . . . started at center in win at Illinois before leaving the game late in second period due to injury . . . did not see action in loss to top-ranked Ohio State due to injury . . . returned to action in limited roll in win over Purdue, but also left game with injury . . . did not see action in loss at Indiana due to injury . . . started at center and played every offensive down in loss at Michigan . . . started at center and played every offensive down in win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 405 yards total offense . . . did not see action in loss to Northwestern . . . started at center in loss to Wisconsin . . . started at center and played every offensive down as offense gained season-best 546 yards total offense in loss at Minnesota . . . started at center and played every offensive down as offense gained 363 yards total offense vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl.

2005 - - Redshirted.

High school honors - - Named Gatorade Player of the Year in Minnesota as a senior . . . Prep Nation all-American and Minnesota Vikings and Associated Press first team all-state selection as a senior... KARE-11 All-metro team... Minnesota High School League Outstanding Academic Achievement ... Career - - Gave up no sacks, while recording over 120 pancake blocks... graded out at over 85%.

Personal - - Born 2/12/87 . . . Interdepartmental Studies(Health Science) major . . . parents are Don Eubanks and Mara Molenaar . . . attended same high school as DE Broderick Binns and DS Nick Murphy . . . high school coaches were Rich Kallok and Mike Scanlan. coaches were Rich Kallok and Mike Scanlan.

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