Mountain West Football Top 50: No. 34, Colorado State RB Dalyn Dawkins
A second Colorado State running back, Dalyn Dawkins, makes our list of Mountain West football’s 50 best players.
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The Rams will need their touted running game to reach new heights.
We’ve already had one Colorado State running back featured on our countdown of the Mountain West’s fifty best football players, but everyone knows it’s not a one-man show in Mike Bobo’s backfield.
Dalyn Dawkins is next on our list after a 2016 campaign in which he mustered a healthy improvement to his per-carry production. Though he had slightly less touches than in 2015, his 161 carries went for 919 yards (5.71 on average) and four touchdowns. He also proved to be a reliable weapon out of the backfield, adding 20 catches and an 83.3% catch rate to an offense that had a strong argument as the conference’s most explosive by season’s end.
Could Dawkins become CSU’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2014? Even with a talented bunch of peers, don’t sleep on it.