Former East Carolina RB to coach RDU combine

Marvin Townes


Former All-Conference and 1,000 yard rusher Marvin Townes joins the Big Show Combine

Townes earned All-Conference USA honors as a kick returner and posted the 12th 1,000 yard season in school history. As a junior in 2003, finished with 1,128 rushing yards, scored 8 touchdowns, and caught 23 passes for 176 yards. He ended his career with a total of 1,832 rushing yards on 447 carries and 12 touchdowns.


Played in all 12 games...ECU's second-leading rusher with 304 yards on 76 carries (4.0 per) and scored twice...Averaged 21.7 yards per kickoff return...Also caught six passes for 50 yards...Preseason All-Conference USA as a kick returner


Named to Conference USA All-Freshman Team...Ranked 26th in the nation and third in Conference USA in kickoff return average (25.0) as he returned 31 kickoffs for 775 yards...Broke ECU single-game record for best kickoff return average by bringing back four reurns for 176 yards (44.0 per) against Tulane...Named Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week for that performance...Broke school records for most kickoff returns (31) and most kickoff return yards (775) by a freshman...Also set ECU freshman records for most all-purpose yards in a game (208 vs. Tulane) and season (1001)...Returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown at Army, sixth-longest in school history.

Warren County High School

All-Conference and All-County selection...Played in Shrine Bowl and East-West All-Star Game...Finished 1999 season with 1,850 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns...Amassed 5,072 career rushing yards and 52 touchdowns...Tabbed conference's running back of the year as a junior after rushing for 2,079 yards...Added 1,079 yards on 70 carries as a sophomore...Helped team to 30-7 record in three years, including a pair of 11-0 regular seasons.





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