Travis Prentice Selected in Third Round of NFL Draft by Cleveland

Updated 4/15/2000

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 15, 2000) - Running back Travis Prentice (Louisville, Ky./Manual) became Miami University's highest NFL Draft selection in 24 years when the Cleveland Browns drafted the school's all-time leading rusher as the first pick in the third round (63rd overall). Miami running back Sherman Smith (1972-75) was drafted in the second round of the 1976 draft.

    In 1999, Prentice, a third-team Associated Press All-American, 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.

    Prentice holds 36 Miami records and eight 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).

    A three-time 1,000-yard rusher--one of only four players in major college history to accomplish that feat--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 touchdowns.