Former San Diego State nice and the NCAA’s all-time main rusher Donnel Pumphrey has joined the soccer employees as a graduate assistant coach.
Head coach Brady Hoke made the announcement this week that Pumphrey, 27, will help with the staff’s protection, forward of the beginning of fall camp on Friday.
“I believe the standard of the person, and the experiences that he has had, I believe can be actually, actually nice for these guys he’s going to work with,” Hoke mentioned.
The 2-time convention Offensive Participant of the Yr starred with the Aztecs from 2013-16, serving to this system to a 37-17 document, back-to-back Mountain West titles in 2015 and 2016 and 4 bowl appearances.
He performed in all 54 video games over that span and completed his profession with a NCAA FBS-best 6,405 speeding yards, whereas additionally leaving school ranked fifth in all-purpose yards (7,515), tied for eighth in general touchdowns (67) and ninth in speeding touchdowns (62).
Pumphrey, additionally a three-time first-team all-MW decide and three-time SDSU most precious participant, completed his profession as the one participant in NCAA FBS historical past with not less than 5,000 speeding yards and 1,000 receiving yards.
He additionally holds San Diego State profession data in all-purpose yards, 100-yard speeding video games (33), general touchdowns, speeding touchdowns, general factors (402) and speeding makes an attempt (1,059).
As a senior, Pumphrey rushed for a then school-record 2,133 yards and 17 touchdowns en path to ending in a tie for tenth within the Heisman Trophy voting.
The primary-team All-America choice by Walter Camp and Sports activities Illustrated – and a second-team All-America decide by Related Press, AFCA, USA At this time and the Sporting Information – was chosen within the fourth spherical of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.
He missed his rookie season as a result of damage, and the Eagles waived him the subsequent yr. He bounced from the Detroit Lions and again to the Eagles earlier than changing into a free agent in 2019.
He shifted to the XFL that yr and performed recurrently for the DC Defenders, however the league faltered and failed early within the pandemic (although a relaunch is deliberate by new homeowners, together with actor Dwayne Johnson).
SDSU completed with a school-record 12 victories final season, whereas enjoying all 14 of its video games away from its personal market as a result of Mission Valley stadium development. The staff completed the 2021 season ranked twenty fifth within the remaining AP High 25 ballot.
SDSU opens Snapdragon Stadium towards Arizona on Sept. 3. Soccer season tickets stay on sale. Single-game tickets for the seven Aztec dwelling video games go on sale for most people on Aug. 15.