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Demetris Summers
Demetris Summers

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lexington, S.C.

High School:
Lexington

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
10/12/1983

Experience:
HS

2004 Preseason - All-SEC candidate at tailback ... Has excellent quickness, vision and ability to hit the hole ... Had an excellent spring practice ... Featured on the cover of Athlon Magazine's 2004 Preseason football issue ... In the Spring Game, he carried the ball 11 times for 24 yards ... Is also a quality receiver coming out of the backfield.

2003 -Burst upon the scene as one of the top freshmen in the SEC ... Named to the SEC Coaches All-Freshman squad ... Appeared in 11 games, with eight starts at tailback ... Team's second leading rusher with 638 yards on 124 carries and three touchdowns ... His per carry average was a solid 5.1 ... Averaged 58 yards rushing per game ... Also had 12 receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns ... SEC's seventh leading rusher and was the second leading rusher in the conference among freshmen ... Also accumulated 136 yards in kick returns ... Took a screen pass and went 37 yards for a touchdown against Georgia, a play which really caught the coaches' attention and propelled him to more playing time in the weeks ahead ... Coach Holtz carried through on his recruiting promise, when Summers carried the ball on USC's first offensive play from scrimmage in the season opener and he picked up 10 yards and a first down ... Summers tallied 83 all-purpose yards in that game against UL-Lafayette ... Ran wild against UAB, rushing for a career-high 161 yards on 21 carries with three touchdowns ... The 161 yards is the third highest single game rushing total ever by a Gamecock freshman ... His three touchdowns in that game tied a single game mark by a Gamecock freshman ... Scored on runs of 21, 54, and five yards vs. UAB ... Named SEC Performer of the Week by the College Sports Report and SEC Player of the Week by College Football News.com for his output vs. the Blazers ... Burst upon the national scene the following week with his 158-yard rushing performance vs. Tennessee on ESPN ... Became the first USC freshman since Thomas Dendy in 1982 to rush for 100 or more yards in consecutive games ... Also became the first USC back to rush for 100 or more yards in consecutive games since Derek Watson had three in a row in 2000 ... Rushed for 66 yards on 16 carries in the victory over Kentucky ... Also had two punt returns for 66 yards (with a long return of 38 yards) and had three catches for 33 yards, giving him 165 all-purpose yards for the evening ... Sustained a concussion against Arkansas and was carried off the field on a backboard following a hit on the opening play of the second half ... Medical tests on his neck were negative, but he did spend the night in a Little Rock hospital for precautionary measures ... Returned to Columbia the following day, but did not play in the next game vs. Florida ... Ran 12 times for 61 yards in the season finale with Clemson.

HIGH SCHOOL -Parade All-American ... Is the state of South Carolina's all-time leader in career rushing yards (9,076) and in career touchdowns scored (127) ... Rated the #4 prospect and the #1 running back in the nation by Tom Lemming ... Is the fourth all-time leading rusher in high school football history ... His 2002 rushing stats were: 223 carries for 2,308 yards, 21 touchdowns and a per carry average of 10.3 yards ... His 2001 stats were: 2,329 yards and 39 touchdowns ... South Carolina High School Sports Report's Mr. Football ... Consensus first-team all-state selection ... Rated the #1 prospect in the state by Rivals.com ... Rated the #2 running back in the country by SuperPrep ... Played for Coach Jimmy Satterfield at Lexington High School.

PERSONAL -Born Oct. 12, 1983 ... Major is Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management.

OFFENSIVE STATISTICS
Rushing	G	TC	Yds.	Avg.	TD	LG	2003	11	124	638	5.1	3	54
TOTAL	11	124	638	5.1	3	54

Receiving G Rec. Yds. Avg. TD LG 2003 11 12 146 12.2 2 37 TOTAL 11 12 146 12.2 2 37

Year KOR Yds. Avg. TD LR 2003 1 25 25.0 0 25 TOTAL 1 25 25.0 0 25

Year PR Yds. Avg. TD LR 2003 9 111 12.3 0 38 TOTAL 9 111 12.3 0 38

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