Coral Gables, Fla.
Coral Gables Senior HS
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CAREER: Battling back from a major knee injury for the second straight year…switched his jersey number from 32 to 3 for the 2004 season…enters the fall competing for the starting job at tailback…a breakaway threat who burst into the spotlight as a true freshman in 2001, averaging more than nine yards per carry as a reserve tailback…was held out of full contact drills this spring…earned Freshman All-America mention by The Sporting News in 2001…liberal arts major
2003 (SOPHOMORE): Rushed for 468 yards on 89 carries (5.3 avg.) and scored four touchdowns in only five games of action…suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first half of the 22-20 win over West Virginia…rushed for more than 100 yards in each of Miami’s first three games, becoming the first UM back to do so…gained 118 yards on 21 carries in the season opener against Louisiana Tech, his first career start at tailback…rushed for 127 yards on 24 carries and scored two touchdowns in the 38-33 comeback win over Florida…scored the game-winning touchdown against the Gators on a 12-yard burst with 1:44 remaining…also caught a career-high seven passes for 54 yards against Florida…rushed 24 times for 134 yards and scored one touchdown in a 38-3 win over East Carolina, becoming the first player in Miami history to open a season with three consecutive 100-yard rushing performances…rushed for 74 yards on 16 carries and scored a touchdown in the 33-14 win at Boston College…rushed four times for 15 yards against West Virginia before leaving the game with a knee injury in the second quarter of Miami’s 22-20 victory.
2002 (REDSHIRT): Spent the season recovering from knee surgery…returned to practice in October…was a standout on the UM scout team at tailback…was impressive in limited scrimmaging against the starting defense…showed drastic improvement as the season progressed…was awarded a medical redshirt by the NCAA.
2001 (FRESHMAN): Rushed for 562 yards on just 62 carries, averaging 9.1 yards per carry, the second-best per-carry average in Miami history…became the top reserve behind starter Clinton Portis as the season progressed…compiled the third-best rushing yardage total ever by a UM freshman, second-best ever by a true freshman… rushed for more than 100 yards in two games (West Virginia and Syracuse)…rushed for 15 yards on six carries in his Miami debut in the season opener at Penn State…averaged 13 yards per carry, rushing six times for 78 yards and one touchdown, against Rutgers…gained 18 yards on four attempts at Pittsburgh…rushed three times for 19 yards against Troy State…averaged 20.7 yards per attempt in the win over West Virginia, captivating a national television audience with 124 yards and two touchdowns on just six carries…averaged 7.8 yards per carry in the win over Temple as he rushed for 86 yards on 11 carries with one touchdown…averaged 13.9 yards per attempt against Syracuse, rushing 11 times for 153 yards, including a season-best 77-yard run (the longest Miami rushing play of the season)…gained 19 yards on just four carries in the win at Virginia Tech…rushed twice for three yards in Miami’s 37-14 Rose Bowl victory over Nebraska.
HIGH SCHOOL: Coral Gables…one of the nation’s most heavily recruited and highly regarded running backs…set a Dade County record for rushing yardage in a season in 2000 with 2,953 yards and 34 touchdowns in his senior season…rushed for 1,559 yards and 28 touchdowns in 1999, in addition to 301 receiving yards and four more TDs through the air…showed outstanding strength and peripheral vision throughout his high school career…the No. 3 prospect in Dade County by the Miami Herald, as well as No. 4 in Florida and No. 18 nationally…listed as the No. 1 tailback on the Florida Times-Union Super 75 list…rated the No. 6 player in Florida by the Gainesville Sun…an instinctive runner with exceptional power for a player of his size…Has been time at 4.5 in the 40…a SuperPrep All-American…rated the nation’s No. 17 running back prospect by SuperPrep…rated the No. 7 prospect overall in Florida by SuperPrep…the top-rated running back in Florida by SuperPrep…named to the BorderWars.com All-South Second Team…also listed as the No. 19 overall player in the South by BorderWars.com…coached by Joe Montoya.
GORE’S CAREER STATISTICS
Year G-S Att Yards Avg. TD LP No. Yards Avg. TD LP2003 5-5 89 468 5.3 4 30 12 105 8.8 0 222002 Did Not Play - Redshirt Season2001 11-0 62 562 9.1 5 77 1 14 14.0 0 14Totals 16-6 151 1030 6.8 9 77 13 119 9.2 0 22