|| Kenneth Tolon II
At Stanford: The most experienced running back on the team, Kenneth has played a lot of football for Stanford the past three seasons and has shown ability to be Stanford's go-to guy in the rushing game ... He has gained 1,214 yards on the ground and scored nine touchdowns on 270 carries in 2001-03 and his 5.0 yards per carry average is impressive ... He is 475 rushing yards shy of entering the school's all-time top-10 list ... He has three, 100-yard rushing games in his career, including a career-high 141 yard effort last season at BYU ... Has the ability to make defenders miss ... Will be one of the team's top offensive threats in 2004 ... Fifth-year senior.
The 2004 Season: Game-By-Game Statistics
The 2003 Season: Stanford's leading rusher with 522 yards gained rushing on a team-leading 150 carries ... He also scored two rushing touchdowns, had 15 receptions and returned nine kickoffs for 187 yards and a 20.8 average ... Started the first eight games of the year and played in all 11 ... His best game came in game two at BYU when he carried the ball 32 times for 141 yards and one touchdown ... In a game in which the Cardinal gained just 200 yards in total offense, Kenneth proved to be the team's offensive force against the Cougars ... He scored on a four-yard run in the first quarter, which put Stanford on top 7-6 ... The following week at Washington, he gained 87 yards on 29 carries ... In Stanford's 21-14 win over UCLA, Kenneth was again the offensive workhorse as he gained 87 yards on 24 carries.
The 2002 Season: Third leading rusher on the team with 346 yards on 66 carries ... Led the team with four rushing touchdowns ... Had an impressive 5.2 yards per carry average ... Did not play in the season opener at Boston College ... In game No. 2 vs. San Jose State, he scored two touchdowns and gained 47 yards on just four carries ... His touchdown runs came from four and 24 yards out ... The following week at Arizona State, he carried the ball 12 times for 74 yards, including a season-best 38 yard run ... Against Washington State, he had 89 yards rushing on 14 carries while scoring on a one-yard touchdown rush ... Scored his fourth TD of the season on a 10-yard run at Oregon.
The 2001 Season: Redshirt freshman appeared in 11 games, and had 54 carries for 346 yards (6.4 yards per carry) and three touchdowns ... Also had three kickoff returns for 39 yards and one reception for five yards ... Saw limited action through the first seven games, but injuries to Brian Allen and Kerry Carter placed him in the lineup for game eight at Arizona ... Immediately made the most of the opportunity by rushing 12 times for 100 yards and a touchdown against the Wildcats ... The touchdown came on a 71-yard run late in the third quarter that gave Stanford a commanding 48-16 lead ... A week later, rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in The Big Game vs. California ... Rushed for a career-best 133 yards and a score on 18 carries in the come-from-behind win over Notre Dame ... Sparked the Cardinal's last second drive against the Fighting Irish with a one-yard score with 1:06 remaining that locked up the 17-13 victory ... On the game-winning 10-play drive, Tolon carried seven times for 28 yards.
The 2000 Season: Redshirted the campaign as a true freshman.
In High School: First-Team All-State running back from Valley High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico ... Also played cornerback and free safety ... Academic All-State ... USA Today Honorable Mention All-American ... Played basketball for three years in high school ... Ran the 100- and 200-meters on the track team ... Best is 10.8 in the 100 ... Placed second in the district as a junior in both the 100 and 200.
Personal Information:Sociology major.
Tolon's Career Statistics
Year Att. YG YL Net Avg. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Lg.
2001 54 356 10 346 6.4 3 71 1 5 5.0 0 5
2002 66 374 28 346 5.2 4 38 2 5 2.5 0 8
2003 150 555 33 522 3.5 2 20 15 52 3.5 0 19
Totals 270 1,285 71 1,214 5.0 9 71 18 62 3.4 0 19