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Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks
Player Profile:
Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks 2267056
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 199
Year: Junior
Hometown: Newark, N.J.
High School: Avon Old Farms
Other College: Don Bosco

2015: Played in all 11 games with four starts … Led the team with 609 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns on 104 carries … Averaged 5.9 yards per carry and 55.4 yards per game … Also logged four receptions for a total of 25 yards … Was named the CAA Offensive Rookie of the Week twice … The first was for his collegiate debut at Buffalo (Sept. 5) in which he ran for a touchdown and 74 yards on 11 carries … The second was on Nov. 2 for his performance at Richmond (Oct. 31), logging a season-high 202 rushing yards on 25 carries vs. the Spiders with two 40+ yard runs, including a season-high 47-yarder … The 202 yards was the most single-game rushing yards by a freshman in program history … Ran for 135 yards on 28 carries in win over Delaware (Nov. 7) … Carried the ball 12 times for 75 yards and a touchdown at James Madison (Sept. 19) … Rushed 86 yards on 13 carries and had a 10-yard reception vs. New Hampshire (Nov. 14).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Don Bosco Prep in 2014 … Played the 2014 season at Avon Old Farms … Totaled 1,553 rushing yards and 24 rushing touchdowns on 240 carries as a senior … Also recorded 135 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns on 13 receptions … Team captain … Named first-team all-county, first-team All-New England, and first-team All-Erickson League … Earned the team MVP and offensive MVP awards.

PERSONAL: Son of Travis Hanks and Rotoimi Ibitokun … Has three brothers and two sisters … Intends to major in criminal justice.

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