OXFORD, Ohio -- Travis Prentice became the sixth Miami
University football player to earn a spot on the Associated Press All-America football
This season, Prentice totaled 1,659 rushing yards, 270 receiving yards and 21
touchdowns (17 rushing). Among NCAA Division I-A players, he ranked fourth in
rushing, second in scoring and fifth in all-purpose yardage.
A three-time 1,000-yard rusher, Prentice closed his career with 5,596 yards, the
fifth-highest mark in major college football. He fell two yards shy of No. 4 all-time rusher
Charles White (USC). Prentice, the 1998 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year,
is the MAC's all-time leader in rushing and all-purpose yards, as well as scoring and
Prentice holds 35 Miami records and seven NCAA major college marks. His national
records include: touchdowns (78), points scored overall (468), points scored by
non-kickers (468), rushing touchdowns (73), games with a touchdown (35), games with
two or more touchdowns (25) and consecutive carries without a lost fumble (862).
Last week, Prentice picked up second-team all-America honors from The Sporting
News. Prentice, who is participating in the 2000 Delchamps Senior Bowl and the 2000
East-West Shrine Bowl all-star games, is graduating with a bachelor's degree in
elementary education this Friday, Dec. 17.