Top 10 Early-Season Game Breakers

Sept. 27, 1999
Sept. 27, 1999

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Sept. 27, 1999

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Top 10 Early-Season Game Breakers


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Shaun Alexander, RB, Alabama--The 6'1", 220-pound senior is tied
for the national lead in touchdowns with nine: six rushing, two
receiving and one on a 76-yard kickoff return. He has 649
all-purpose yards, 449 on the ground.

Nick Davis, WR-KR, Wisconsin--The 5'10", 177-pound sophomore,
one of the most dangerous return men around, has returned a punt
and a kickoff for a touchdown this season. He has also caught
seven passes for 146 yards.

Chafie Fields, WR, Penn State--The 6'1", 199-pound senior
averages 23.6 yards per catch and 22.6 yards per rush. His
game-winning 79-yard touchdown reception against Miami last
Saturday was his third scoring catch of the season.

Ben Kelly, DB-KR, Colorado--The 5'10", 190-pound junior is the
Buffaloes' alltime leader in return yardage (1,336) and one of
the college game's top cornerbacks. He has had two punt returns
for touchdowns called back this season, but returned a fumble 96
yards for a score in last Saturday's 51-17 victory over Kansas.

Travis Prentice, RB, Miami (Ohio)--The 6'1", 228-pound senior,
nicknamed Touchdown Travis, became the Mid-American Conference's
alltime leading rusher (4,369 yards) after running for 116 yards
in last Saturday's 35-14 win over Eastern Michigan. He also
scored four touchdowns.

Antwaan Randle El, QB, Indiana--The 5'10", 190-pound sophomore
has passed for five touchdowns and run for five. In last
Saturday's 44-35 loss to Kentucky, he rushed for 115 yards and
three TDs and threw for 201 yards and one touchdown.

Ken Simonton, RB, Oregon State--The 5'7", 175-pound sophomore
leads the nation in rushing with 557 yards, is tied for first in
touchdowns with nine and has helped the Beavers (3-0) get off to
their best start since 1967.

Troy Walters, WR, Stanford--The 5'8", 175-pound senior is the
Cardinal's alltime leader with 2,867 receiving yards. This fall
he has 21 catches for 337 yards and a touchdown and five kickoff
returns for 104 yards.

Peter Warrick, WR-KR, Florida State--The 6-foot, 195-pound
senior gives opposing coaches chills every time he touches the
ball. He has 26 receptions for 338 yards and one touchdown, and
five rushes for 66 yards and two touchdowns.

Dez White, WR-KR, Georgia Tech--The 6'1", 214-pound junior is
more dangerous than even Yellow Jackets quarterback Joe
Hamilton. White averages 122.0 all-purpose yards and 28.8 yards
on kickoff returns. --B.J.S.

COLOR PHOTO: MARK LYONS/AP Prentice had his 22nd multiple-touchdown game, breaking Ricky Williams's NCAA record of 21.