1996 Winner

Jarrett Anderson
Senior; Running Back
Truman State University

Jarrett Anderson led Division II in rushing with a 194.5 yard average per game, picking up 2,140 yards on 321 carries and scoring 27 touchdowns.  He also led Division II in scoring with 15.3 points per game on 28 touchdowns in 11 games.  He finished second in Division II in all-purpose yardage with 209.7 yards per game, including 167 receiving yards.  He broke of shared five NCAA records and owns 13 Truman State and 12 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association rushing and scoring records.  Anderson broke the MIAA and Truman 36-year old career rushing record and ranked third among Division II career rushers.  He is also third among all-division career runners.  He tied the NCAA Division II record for seasons with 1,000 yards rushing with four.  He also broke the Truman and MIAA career rushing attempts record, and set the MIAA and Truman records for career games with 100 yards or more rushing (30 in 43 games).  Anderson broke the MIAA and Truman records for rushing touchdowns in a game with six against Emporia State, and tied the MIAA mark for touchdowns scored in a game.  He had a career high 306 yards rushing in a game and averaged an NCAA record 194.5 yards per game for 1996.  He averaged 143.4 for his career, which is sixth among career Division II leaders.  He is second in Truman career total offense and fifth in the MIAA, the only non-quarterback on both lists.  He finished second in Division II career scoring leader, and sixth in Division II career all-purpose yards.  He is first in MIAA career scoring with 440 points.  He had five 200-yard games in 1996, and seven in his career.  He never missed a game during his career at Truman State.  Anderson was a five-time MIAA Player of the Week in 1996.  He received 207 points in the Hill Trophy voting, the second highest point total in the award's history.  Anderson garnered 42 first place votes, outdistancing Valdosta State's Lance Funderburk by 46 points.  He received votes on a record 92 of the 105 ballots cast.
  

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