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Toney Converse
Toney Converse

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Metairie, LA

High School:
East Jefferson High School

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 158

Position:
Running Back

Birthdate:
07/13/1978


1998: Played in all 12 games ... Started four contests, including final three regular-season games ... Led team with 871 yards rushing ... Had a career-high 182 yards on 24 carries in regular-season finale against Louisiana Tech ... Tied school record with four touchdown rushes against the Bulldogs ... Had seventh career 100-yard game and fifth in last seven games with 109 against BYU ... Rushed for 135 yards against Houston and 119 yards at Memphis ... Passed the 1,000 career yard mark against Rutgers ... Had 99 yards on 20 carries at SMU while starting for the injured Jamaican Dartez ... Gained 80 yards on 19 carries at Army ... Scored Tulane's first touchdown of 1998 on a 41-yard pass reception.

1997: First-team All-Conference USA selection - the only freshman in C-USA to earn all-conference accolades ... Did not claim league freshman of the year honors from media/coaches, however ... Was named Houston Chronicle C-USA and Louisiana freshman of the year ... Also named to conference's all-freshman team ... Set Tulane freshman record with 777 yards rushing on 137 carries and two touchdowns ... Averaged 5.7 yards per carry, most by Tulane back with at least 100 rushes since Eddie Price in 1949 ... Also ranked seventh nationally among true frosh in rushing ... Also tied for fourth on club in receptions with 20 for 132 yards and a TD ... Ranked third in Conference USA in rushing ... Became second true freshman in last 20 years to post 100-yard game, rushing for 110 yards against Army, 122 vs. Houston ... Had at least 70 yards in five other games: Rice (85), Louisville (92), East Carolina (76), Memphis (73) and Ole Miss (91) ... Also had 36-yard TD reception against Ole Miss.

HIGH SCHOOL: East Jefferson High School, Metairie, La., ... Rated one of top 50 recruits in Conference USA by Athlon ... All-metro and all-state selection as a senior as a kick returner ... Rushed for 1,104 yards on 156 carries and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... Had 3,082 yards rushing in career ... As a senior, returned 13 kickoffs for 38.3 average and three touchdowns and 13 punts for 19.0 average and a touchdown ... Set school career records with 40 touchdowns and 244 points ... Coached by Henry Rando.

Personal: Toney Curtis Converse ... Born July 13, 1978 ... Son of Elizabeth Converse ... Majoring in social science.

CONVERSE's Career Rushing Stats

YEAR    G/GS     NO  YDS  AVG TD   LP/OPPONENT
1997    11/9    137  777  5.7  2   46/Rice
1998    12/4    156  871  5.6  7   46/Louisiana Tech
Totals  23/13   293 1648  5.6  9   46/Rice, Louisiana Tech

DATE OPPONENT NO YDS AVG TD 9/6/97 * CINCINNATI 12 20 1.7 0 9/13/97 * RICE 12 85 7.1 1 9/20/97 * at Syracuse 16 51 3.2 1 10/4/97 * ARMY 14 110 7.9 0 10/11/97 * at Louisville 10 92 9.2 0 10/18/97 * EAST CAROLINA 13 76 5.8 0 10/25/97 * at So. Miss 2 7 3.5 0 11/1/97 at USL 8 50 6.3 0 11/8/97 MEMPHIS 13 73 5.6 0 11/15/97 * OLE MISS 16 91 5.7 0 11/22/97 * at Houston 21 122 5.8 0

9/5/98 at Cincinnati 12 30 2.5 0 9/12/98 * at SMU 20 99 5.0 0 9/26/98 NAVY 9 65 7.2 0 10/3/98 SOUTHERN MISS 7 17 2.4 0 10/17/98 LOUISVILLE 6 11 1.8 0 10/24/98 at Rutgers 14 105 7.5 0 10/31/98 USL 6 28 4.7 1 11/7/98 at Memphis 16 119 7.4 0 11/14/98 * at Army 19 80 4.2 1 11/21/98 * HOUSTON 23 135 5.9 1 11/26/98 * LA TECH 24 182 7.6 4 12/31/98 BYU (Liberty) 18 109 6. 8 1

DATE OPPONENT REC YDS AVG TD 9/6/97 * CINCINNATI 3 8 2.7 0 9/13/97 * RICE 0 0 0.0 0 9/20/97 * at Syracuse 4 24 6.0 0 10/4/97 * ARMY 1 19 19.0 0 10/11/97 * at Louisville 0 0 0.0 0 10/18/97 * EAST CAROLINA 3 16 5.3 0 10/25/97 * at Southern Miss 4 21 5.3 0 11/1/97 at USL 0 0 0.0 0 11/8/97 MEMPHIS 1 1 1.0 0 11/15/97 * OLE MISS 1 36 36.0 1 11/22/97 * at Houston 3 7 2.3 0

9/5/98 at Cincinnati 1 41 41.0 1 9/12/98 * at SMU 2 10 5.0 0 9/26/98 NAVY 0 0 0.0 0 10/3/98 SOUTHERN MISS 0 0 0.0 0 10/17/98 LOUISVILLE 0 0 0.0 0 10/24/98 at Rutgers 2 18 9.0 0 10/31/98 USL 2 11 5.5 0 11/7/98 at Memphis 1 10 10.0 0 11/14/98 * at Army 1 4 4.0 0 11/21/98 * HOUSTON 2 10 5.0 0 11/26/98 * LOUISIANA TECH 3 54 18.0 0 12/31/98 BYU (Liberty) 3 -2 -0.7 0