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Darren McFadden biography

Date of birth : 1987-08-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : North Little Rock, Arkansas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-08
Credited as : Football player NFL, running back for the Oakland Raiders, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Darren McFadden is an American football running back who currently plays for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL).

PRO: Explosive running back made an instant impact in his rookie season.

2008: Saw action in 13 games (five starts)…Inactive in three midseason games from 10/26-11/9…Second on the team with 499 rushing yards on 113 carries…Averaged 4.4 yards per rush…Led team with four rushing touchdowns…Also ranked second on the team with 29 receptions for 285 yards…Averaged 9.8 yards per catch…(9/8) vs. DEN: Started at RB in his NFL debut…Had nine carries for 46 yards…Also had one reception for 11 yards…(9/14) @ KC: Enjoyed a breakout game, rushing for 164 yards on 21 carries…Yardage total tied for 10th-highest in Raiders history…Scored first career touchdown on a 19-yard run in the third quarter…Also broke off a 50-yard run on a third quarter scoring drive…Added one catch for nine yards…(9/21) @ BUF: Started at RB…Had 14 carries for 42 yards…Added a team-high three receptions for six yards…(9/28) vs. SD: Started at RB…Carried seven times for 20 yards…Caught two passes for 17 yards…(10/12) @ NO: Rushed for 30 yards on eight carries…(10/19) vs. NYJ: Had 39 yards rushing on eight carries…Added three catches for 50 yards…(11/16) @ MIA: Returned to action after being inactive for three weeks due to injury…Rushed three times for 13 yards…Caught two passes for one yard…(11/23) @ DEN: Had 10 carries for 38 yards…Had two 1-yard touchdown runs…Caught two passes for 14 yards…(11/30) vs. KC: Rushed for 13 yards on seven carries…Added three receptions for 50 yards…Had a gain of 20 yards on a lateral from WR Ronald Curry in the first quarter…(12/4) @ SD: Caught two passes for eight yards…(12/14) vs. NE: Ran the ball 12 times for 46 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter…Added three receptions for a season-high 68 yards…Had a career-long 27-yard reception…(12/21) vs. HOU: Carried the ball 12 times for 46 yards…Added a team-high five receptions for 41 yards…(12/28) @ TB: Started at RB…Carried the call once for a 2-yard gain…Had two receptions for 10 yards…Selected by the Raiders in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:

Two-time Heisman runner-up, two-time Doak Walker Award winner who shattered numerous school and Southeastern Conference records during his three seasons at Arkansas, establishing himself as one of the conference’s elite all-time backs…In 38 games at Arkansas, carried 785 times for 4,590 yards (5.85 avg.) and 41 touchdowns…Caught 46 passes for 365 yards (7.9) and two scores, returned 38 kickoffs for 926 yards (24.4) and a touchdown…Completed 14 of 22 passes (63.6 percent) for 205 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception while recording five solo tackles with a fumble recovery…Totaled 268 points with 44 overall touchdowns and amassed 5,881 all-purpose yards (154.76 yards per game)…Ran for 100 or more yards in 22 games…By gaining 1,113 yards rushing in 2005, 1,647 in 2006 and a school-record 1,830 yards in 2007, joined Georgia’s Herschel Walker (1980-82) as the only players in conference history to rush for more than 1,000 yards as a freshman, sophomore and junior…Ran for 41 touchdowns during his career, second in school history…Joined Walker (49, 1980-82), Kevin Faulk (46, 1995-98), Auburn’s Carnell Williams (45, 2001-04), Dalton Hilliard (44, 1982-85), former Raider Bo Jackson of Auburn (43, 1982-85), Alabama’s Shaun Alexander (41, 1996-99) and Charles Alexander (40, 1975-78) as the only players in SEC history to run for 40 or more touchdowns in a career…Became the first sophomore to win the Doak Walker Award and by winning in 2006 and 2007, joined Ricky Williams of Texas (1997-98) as the only player to win that honor twice...The first player to twice finish second in the voting for the Heisman Trophy (2006-07)...McFadden (1,647 yards in 2006 and 1,830 in 2007) and Felix Jones (1,168 in 2006 and 1,162 in 2007) became the first teammates in SEC history to run for more than 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons and the third tandem to accomplish that feat in one campaign…Consensus All-American as a junior while again winning the Doak Walker Award and finishing second in the Heisman Trophy race…Gained more than 100 yards rushing 10 times, as he broke his own school record with 1,830 yards and 16 touchdowns on 325 rushes (5.6)…Had 21 catches for 164 yards (7.8) and a score, hit on 6 of 11 throws (54.5) for 123 yards and four touchdowns, scoring 102 points…Finished the season with 102 points scored and gained 2,310 all-purpose yards (177.69 ypg.) to set a conference mark and break his own school season record of 2,058 in 2006…His 355 all-purpose yards vs. South Carolina in 2007 set a school record, breaking his own previous mark of 315 yards vs. South Carolina in 2006…321 yards rushing vs. South Carolina in 2007 topped the old school record of 271 and tied the conference mark…His 325 runs in 2007 set the school’s single season record and his 4,590 yards rushing shattered previous school all-time record of 3,570 yards and rank second in conference annals behind Walker (5,259 in 33 games, 1980-82)...His average of 120.79 yards per game rushing placed him third on the SEC’s career-record list behind Walker (159.36) and Florida’s Emmitt Smith (126.71, 1987-89)...His 2007 total of 1,830 yards on the ground are surpassed only by Walker’s 1,891 yards (1981) on the SEC single season list…His 16 touchdown runs in 2007 tied for third on the school’s single season list...His 14 rushing touchdowns in 2006 tied for seventh on the Arkansas annual record list...As a sophomore, his rushing yardage total of 1,647 on 284 attempts (5.8) was more than that of 54 of the 119 Division I-A teams (45.4 percent), while his 14 rushing touchdowns were better than 43 teams nationally (36.1 percent)…Consensus All-American, Doak Walker Award winner and finished second in Heisman Trophy voting…Had 11 receptions for 149 yards (13.5) and a score while completing 7 of 9 passes (77.8) for 69 yards and three touchdowns…Averaged 26.2 yards with a score on 10 kickoff returns and 147 all-purpose yards, scoring 98 points…Rushed for more than 100 yards eight times…Set school freshman rushing records with 1,113 yards and 11 scores on 176 carries (6.3) in 2005…Caught 14 passes for 52 yards, returned 12 kickoffs for 348 yards (29.0) and averaged 137.5 all-purpose yards per game…All-American honorable mention from Pro Football Weekly and earned first team freshman All-American accolades…Conference Freshman of the Year by the Associated Press and the SEC’s coaches.

PERSONAL:

Attended Pulaski Oak Grove (Little Rock, Ark.) High School and became the only player from Arkansas to be named to the Parade All-American team in 2004...Two-time all-state, all-area and all-south choice...Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Offensive Player of the Year as a senior and was selected to their All-Arkansas squad…Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern 100 and participated in the 2005 Arkansas High School All-Star Game…Class 4A-Southeast Conference’s Outstanding Back as a senior after rushing for 1,965 yards and 27 touchdowns on 184 carries...Averaged 10.7 yards per carry and scored three or more rushing touchdowns in six games during his final campaign...Also had three receptions for 67 yards and one score, completed 6 of 15 passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns as a quarterback and returned nine punts for 370 yards and three touchdowns...As a junior, rushed for a school record 2,027 yards and 19 touchdowns on 204 carries...Averaged 9.9 yards per attempt, leading his squad to an 8-4 record and a second place finish in the conference...Hauled in nine passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns as a junior and also gained 103 yards on 12 punt returns...In his sophomore campaign, rushed for 859 yards and 13 touchdowns on 109 carries...Had 12 receptions for 333 yards and five scores, returned 10 punts for 82 yards and 14 kickoffs for 372 yards...Totaled 4,871 yards rushing on 497 attempts (9.8) in his prep career...In addition to football, was a standout in baseball and track and field as a sprinter.

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