Football: The Star-News FAB Five Running Backs


1. Dietrich Riley, St. Francis
6-2, Weight: 175
The Skinny: Despite bouncing around several positions, Riley still managed to rush for 1,034 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 115 yards per game.

2. Max Ruckle, Temple City
5-8, Weight: 165
The Skinny: Ruckle exploded onto the scene near the midway point last year, rushing for 1,599 yards and 17 touchdowns. He was an unknown then, but such will not be the case this season after leading the Rams to a semifinals run in the Mid-Valley Division.

3. Fabian Amaro, San Gabriel
5-5, Weight: 145
The Skinny: The Matadors are deep in the backfield, led by Amaro who rushed for 610 yards and 11 touchdowns. He’ll give San Gabriel a more balanced attack this season.

4. Benny Hung, San Marino
5-10, Weight: 185
The Skinny: Hung did all the gritty work last season sharing the ball with the departed Scott Dooley. Hung rushed for 244 yards and eight touchdowns.

5. Alejandro Chavez, South Pasadena
5-7, Weight: 170
The Skinny: The senior rushed for 477 yards and four touchdowns and he’s expected to have a bigger impact this season.

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  • former ram

    look into gibson at t.c. only a sophmore but is gonna get alot of time. and he brings the hat everytime

  • BLAIRman

    Miguel, what about number 5 for south pasadena? He seemed to be the player that would be the go to back for the tigers this coming season.

  • Cats Fan

    Watch out for M-towns’ trio of Derrick Johnson (6-0 235), Deshawn Ramirez (5-10 175) and Craig Brown (5-9 165).

  • blair123

    what about number 5 for so. pas? he seemed to be the break out runningback for the tigers. with a set of hands and quickness.

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