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Taj

McGowan

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Running Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hollywood, Fla.
High School: Hallandale
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

JUNIOR (2017)
• Appeared in all 13 games at running back
• Ran for 235 yards and eight touchdowns on 69 carries
• Made seven receptions for 36 yards
• Averaged 3.4 yards per carry and 5.1 yards per catch
• Tallied a rushing touchdown in the first five games of the year
• FIU (8/31): Powered through for a one-yard touchdown run
• Maryland (9/23): Stepped up with 12 carries for 33 yards and two touchdown runs
• Memphis (9/30): Carried the ball 12 times for a season-high 69 yards and a score
• Cincinnati (10/7): Finished with seven rushes for 26 yards and a TD
• ECU (10/14): Recorded 26 yards on eight carries with a touchdown
• Navy (10/21): Ran for 42 yards on four touches

SOPHOMORE (2016)
• Played in all 13 games at running back
• Ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries, averaging 4.5 yards per rush
• Also caught six passes for 48 yards
• Returned three kicks for 66 yards, including a long of 26 yards
• South Carolina State (9/3): Rushed 11 times for 48 yards and caught two passes for 18 yards
• at ECU (10/1): Had two carries for 50 yards and a score
• USF (11/26): Totaled 21 yards and a touchdown on seven carries and caught three passes for 28 yards
• Named to 2016-17 American All-Academic Team

FRESHMAN (2015)
• Saw time immediately and was second on the team with 85 carries and 284 yards
• Earned one rushing touchdown and had a 3.1 average
• Caught two passes for 13 yards
• at Stanford (9/12): Rushed 20 times for 67 yards and had one catch
• Furman (9/19): Had 15 carries for 44 yards
• at Tulane (10/3): Rushed nine times and had an 18-yard reception
• at Tulsa (11/7): Attempted 11 rushes and posted 38 yards with a touchdown
• ECU (11/19): Capped the day with 50 rushing yards on 10 attempts
• USF (11/26): Rushed 13 times for 42 yards

HIGH SCHOOL
• Enrolled at UCF in the spring of 2015
• Coached by Dameon Jones at Hallandale High School
• A three-star product ranked as the No. 81 running back in the nation by 247Sports
• Also listed with three stars by Rivals and ESPN
• Hallandale reached the 2014 FHSAA Class 6A regional semifinals
• Amassed 768 rushing yards for a 9.7 average with 14 touchdowns in 2014
• Had a big day vs. Stranahan, rushing for 123 yards on just six carries with two touchdowns
• As a junior, posted 683 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns

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