UAlbany Football BIO
Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks
Player Profile:
Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks 2267056
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 194
Year: Junior
Hometown: Newark, N.J.
High School: Avon Old Farms
Other College: Don Bosco

2017: Appeared in only one game due to injury. Rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries against Monmouth (Sept. 16). ... Athlon Sports Preseason FCS All-American, one of four non-seniors out of 27 players to earn honor. ... STATS Preseason FCS All-American. ... Preseason All-CAA Team member.

2016: STATS FCS Third Team All-American and 2016 All-CAA Football First Team... Fourth in all of FCS and first in the CAA with 1,401 rushing yards, second in CAA with 16 rushing touchdowns... Averaged 5.7 yards per rush on 247 attempts, adding 42 receiving yards on seven catches... Six games with at least 100 rushing yards, including first three games of the year in all victories: 104 yards and a TD at Buffalo (9/2), 178 yards with three touchdowns at Rhode Island (9/10) and 183 yards with four touchdowns vs. Holy Cross (9/17)... Earned 210 of UAlbany's 320 total offensive yards with a touchdown in home win over Elon (10/29)... Broke UAlbany program record with 298 rushing yards, adding three touchdowns in comeback win at UNH (11/12).

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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