Miami's Travis Prentice Earns Second All-America Football Honor

Updated 12/14/1999

OXFORD, Ohio -- Travis Prentice became the sixth Miami University football player to earn a spot on the Associated Press All-America football team.

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 touchdowns.

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.