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Germaine Race RB 5'10 218 Pittsburgh St. 4.65

By: Robert Davis

No back at the DII level has been as productive as Germaine Race. He has posted ridiculous numbers during his career. As a freshman, he ran for 982 yards and 17 touchdowns despite only starting eight games. As a sophomore, he had one of the best years in college football history. He ran for 2,213 yards and 26 touchdowns. During his junior season, Race was hampered by a hamstring injury but still ran for 1,846 yards and 33 touchdowns. He was a Harlon Hill finalist as a senior, after rushing for 1,944 yards and 31 touchdowns on the year.

Race is an excellent interior runner. He has a stocky frame, and is a load to bring down. He is built low to the ground, and combined with his power, is very tough to bring down by one defender. He continues to keep his legs moving at the end of runs and always falls forward. Once Race gets moving in the open field, he shows solid speed to break off some big runs on occasion.

The obvious knock on Race is the level he plays at. He does not play against many top tier players, so his true ability may be overrated because of his success against inferior talent. He also does not change direction well and will not make many people miss at the next level. He also doesn’t have much experience as a receiver, and will have to show that he has the ability to catch the football.

Germaine Race has dominated at the D-II level and done everything possible to put himself in position to play in the NFL. His power and ability to run between the tackles is very good. He may never be a game breaker, but he is a player that could be a very good short yardage back, or if in the right scheme, be a player that continues to churn out yards and keep the sticks moving.

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