2004 Draft . . . Sigend as a free agent with Miami.
Hawk-Items - - Surpassed 1,000 rushing yards for the season in win over Illinois, making him just the third player in Iowa history to rush for over 1,000 yards in more than one season . . . 2003 season total of 1,355 yards ranks third best for a single season and his 1,264 yards in 2002 ranks fourth best . . . career totals include 514 rushing attempts for 2,760, as he ranks fourth in both career rushing attempts and yards . . . ranked second in the Big Ten and 25th in the nation in rushing yards per game (104.2) . . . ranked sixth in the Big Ten in all-purpose yards (116.8) . . . rushed for 100 yards or more in seven of 13 games in 2003 and 14 times in his career . . . pre-season special mention all-America by The Sporting News . . . named to pre-season watch list for Doak Walker Running Back of the Year award. Rushed for 1,264 yards in 11 games, becoming the 10th Hawkeye to rush for at least 1,000 yards in a season . . . season total of 1,264 yards ranks fourth best for a single season and his career total of 1,405 rushing yards ranks 19th on career list . . . ranked third in the Big Ten and 14th nationally at 114.9 rushing yards per game and ranked seventh in the Big Ten in all-purpose yards with 115.9 average . . . career-best of 194 rushing yards in win at Minnesota ranks as 11th best single game total at Iowa . . . eligible to apply for medical hardship due to competing in just three games during 2000 season.
2003 Honors- - Pre-season special mention all-America by The Sporting News . . . named to pre-season watch list for Doak Walker Running Back of the Year award . . . 2004 Outback Bowl Most Valuable Player . . . second team all-Big Ten . . . Permanent Team Captain, offense . . . Hustle Team Award, offense . . . selected to participate in Hula Bowl, where he rushed for 101 yards and scored two touchdowns, earning team MVP honors . . . 2003 - - listed as first team running back following spring practice . . .- started all 13 games at running back . . . rushed 22 times for 167 yards and scored on a one-yard run in opening win over Miami, OH . . . runs of 66 and 58 yards vs. Miami rank as two longest runs from scrimmage, respectively . . . rushed 12 times for 98 yards and one touchdown in lopsided win over Buffalo, playing in just the first half . . . also had one pass reception for seven yards . . . gained 75 yards on 26 carries and scored one touchdown in win at Iowa State . . . rushed 27 times for 154 yards in win over Arizona State . . . gained 122 yards on 23 carries at Michigan State . . . rushed 26 times for 110 yards in win over Michigan . . . gained 42 yards on 22 attempts at Ohio State and had one pass reception for one yard . . . gained 148 yards on career-high 36 rushing attempts in win over Penn State . . . has rushed for 100 yards or more in five games this season and 13 times in his career . . . rushed 23 times for 94 yards and scored two touchdowns in win over Illinois . . . scored on runs of two and 14 yards . . . 14-yard scoring run in the second half pushed his season total over 1,000 yards in nine games . . . 18 carries for 35 yards at Purdue, along with one pass reception . . . rushed eight times for 23 yards in win over Minnesota and had one reception for two yards . . . was used on KO returns for the first time vs. Minnesota and responded with 78 yards on two KO returns, including a 46-yard return to open the game and set up Iowa’s first score . . . rushed 18 times for 137 yards and one touchdown in win at Wisconsin . . . his one-yard run for a score gave Iowa a 24-21 advantage . . . also had a 26-yard KO return vs. the Badgers . . . rushed 21 times for 150 yards and one touchdown in 37-17 Outback Bowl win over Florida to earn game MVP honors . . . 34-yard scoring run in the third quarter provided Iowa’s final touchdown . . . also had three KO returns for 54 yards. . . 2002 Honors - - honorable mention all-America by CNNSI.com . . . First team all-Big Ten . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, offense . . . 2002 - - started 11 of 13 games at running back, rushing for at least 100 yards in eight games . . . did not play vs. Utah State and Wisconsin due to injury . . . rushed 14 times for 170 yards and two TDs in win over Akron . . . scoring runs covered 44 and 35 yards in first quarter . . . also had one pass reception for 11 yards . . . rushed 32 times for 150 yards and one touchdown in win at Miami . . . scoring run covered four yards, which ended 99-yard scoring drive on Iowa’s first possession of the game . . . rushed 17 times for 151 yards vs. Iowa State, with all but one attempt coming in the first half . . . left the game after one carry in the third quarter with a bruised shoulder, and did not return . . . touchdown run covered 46 yards on the second play of the game and is the longest run from scrimmage in his career . . . rushed 35 times for 142 yards and one touchdown in win at Penn State . . . 20-yard scoring run gave Iowa 17-0 advantage in the first quarter . . . rushed 22 times for 109 yards in win over Purdue . . . rushed 18 times for 75 yards and one score in win over Michigan State, while seeing limited action in the fourth quarter . . . rushed 19 times for 100 yards and two scores in win at Indiana . . . touchdown runs of three and two yards came in the first quarter as Iowa built a 17-0 advantage . . . limited to 28 rushing yards on 20 carries in win at Michigan . . . missed most of the second half due to a hand injury before returning to action late in the fourth quarter . . . did not see action in win over Wisconsin due to injury . . . rushed 17 times for 100 yards in win over Northwestern, an average of 5.9 yards per carry, in reaching the 1,000 yard mark for the season while playing in nine of 11 games . . . rushed 17 times for career-best 194 yards in win at Minnesota, scoring on a 10-yard run to cap Iowa’s first possession of the game . . . did not play past the middle of the third quarter due to shoulder injury . . . had career-best 53-yard run in first quarter to set up Iowa’s second touchdown . . . led rushing attack with nine attempts for 45 yards vs. Southern Cal in Orange Bowl . . . 2001 - - saw action in nine games . . . rushed 21 times for 141 yards and one TD . . . eight KO returns for 179 yards . . . gained 46 yards on four rushing attempts vs. Kent State and had a 28-yard reception . . . scored first career touchdown on 13-yard run vs. Kent State . . . rushed five times for nine yards vs. Miami . . . five rushing attempts for 52 yards at Northwestern, including a season-best 26-yard run . . . 34 yards on seven attempts vs. Minnesota . . . one kickoff return for 31 yards in Alamo Bowl win over Texas Tech . . . recorded two tackles on special teams . . . 2000 - - saw action on special teams in first three games before being injured and missing final nine games . . . four kickoff returns for 55 yards . . . 23 yards on one kickoff return vs. Kansas State . . . two kickoff returns for 23 yards vs. Western Michigan . . . nine yards on one kickoff return vs. Iowa State . . . suffered injury in practice prior to Nebraska game and did not play the remainder of the season.
High school honors - - Earned all-state honors as a junior and senior at Romulus HS . . . was all-conference as a freshman and sophomore . . . ranked as 10th best running back in the Midwest by PrepStar Magazine . . . served as team captain as junior and senior and was MVP for two seasons . . . set state records for touchdowns in a season and career . . . set school records for rushing yards in a season and career . . . Career - - rushed for 2,473 yards as a prep senior and scored 44 touchdowns . . . career totals include 5,087 yards and 85 touchdowns . . . best time of 4.28 seconds in the 40-yard dash . . . also lettered in track and field.
Personal - - Born 9/14/80 . . . African American world studies major . . . parents are Twana and Mike Spencer . . . high school coach was Mark Woodson.
Russell's Collegiate Stats