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Derrius Guice
Player Profile:
Derrius Guice 2068055
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 218 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: Catholic HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 06/21/1997

2016 Citrus Bowl MVP
2016 First Team All-America (Scout)
2016 First Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, Associated Press)
2016 Second Team All-SEC – All Purpose (SEC Coaches)
2016 Walter Camp National Player of the Week (at Texas A&M)
2016 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Missouri, at Arkansas, at Texas A&M)
2015 SEC All-Freshman Team (SEC Coaches)
2015 SEC Freshman of the Week (vs. South Carolina)

Electrifying ball-carrier that has the potential to score every time he touches the football ... Routinely makes highlight-reel runs ... Set two school records last year on his way to earning All-America honors from Scout.com as well as being a first team All-SEC pick from both the league's coaches and the AP ... Scored on the longest run in LSU history with a 96-yard rush in win over Arkansas ... Set the school's single-game rushing record with 285 yards and three TDs in win over Texas A&M on Thanksgiving Night ... For career, has already rushed for 1,823 yards and 18 TDs despite starting only six games in his two years with the Tigers ... Of his 18 rushing TDs, seven have come from at least 40 yards out ... Has rushed for 100 or more yards seven times in his career, which includes two games of 200-yards or more ... LSU is 7-0 when Guice reaches the 100-yard rushing mark ... He's the only player in LSU history to rush for 250 yards or more in a game twice (252 at Arkansas, 2016; 285 at Texas A&M, 2016) ... Joins Moe Williams of Kentucky (in 1995) as the two players SEC history to rush for 250 yards or more in two games in the same season ... Stepped in for an injured Leonard Fournette in 2016 and established himself as the top running back in the SEC ... Possesses great size and athleticism which poses problems for defenses on every down ... Has shown he can catch the ball out of the backfield and serve as a solid blocker in passing situations ... Goes into 2017 looking to become the first player in LSU history to lead the SEC in rushing yards in back-to-back seasons, which has not been accomplished since Darren McFadden (Arkansas) did it in 2006 and 2007.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016)
Played in 12 games, starting six times ... Led the SEC in rushing yards (1,387) and ranked second in the league in rushing yards per game (115.6) ... Led all SEC running backs in rushing touchdowns with 15, which ranked No. 2 overall in the SEC behind Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald ... Averaged a whopping 7.6 yards per carry, also No. 1 in the SEC and No. 5 nationally ... Capped season by being named MVP of the Citrus Bowl where he led the Tigers to a 29-9 win over Louisville ... Rushed for 138 yards and one TD in the Citrus Bowl win ... Added three receptions for 11 yards, including a 1-yard TD reception in the win over Louisville ... Scored on a 70-yard run vs. Louisville ... Rushed for 100 or more six times, including a school-record 285 yards and 4 TDs on 37 carries in road win over Texas A&M ... The 285 rushing yards vs. Texas A&M broke the previous mark of 284 set by Leonard Fournette against Ole Miss on Oct. 22 ... Against the Aggies, rushed for TDs of 45, 45, 6 and 1 yards in the 54-39 LSU victory ... Had 252 yards and 2 TDs on 21 carries in road win over Arkansas ... Set the LSU record for longest rush in school history with 96-yard TD in the win over the Razorbacks ... The 96-yard TD run ties for sixth in SEC history and represents the longest in a conference game since 1997 (John Avery of Ole Miss, 97 yards vs. Arkansas) ... Earned SEC Player of the Week Honors three times as a sophomore – vs. Missouri, at Arkansas and at Texas A&M ... Named Walter Camp Player of the Week after his record-setting game at Texas A&M ... Became the 46th and fastest player in school history to reach 1,000 career rushing yard mark, needing only 113 attempts, when he reached the milestone against Southern Miss on Oct. 15 in what was the 18th game of his career ... Was a part of the first LSU tandem to have a 300-yard passing/200-yard rushing game at Texas A&M as Danny Etling passed for 324 yards and Guice had 285 rushing yards ... Had 155 yards and one TD in home opener against Jacksonville State ... Came up big with 163 yards and three TDs in win over Missouri in Ed Orgeron's head coaching debut at LSU ... Followed that with 162 yards and two scores against Southern Miss ... Had a 52-yard run at Auburn and finished with 62 rushing yards in that contest ... Rushed for 57 yards and a TD in win over Ole Miss and had 83 yards and a score vs. Florida ... Scored at least one TD in eight games and had multiple TDs in six games ... Of the 15 rushing TDs, eight came from at least 20 yards and five were 40 yards or longer ...

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)
Played in all 12 games, seeing time as second-string running back, kickoff returner and on special teams coverage units ... Finished second on the team with 436 rushing yards on 51 attempts and scored three touchdowns ... Averaged a staggering 8.5 yards per carry ... Also caught five passes for 20 yards on the season ... Ranked among SEC freshman leaders in rushing yards with 436 ... Finished ninth in the SEC in kickoff returns with a 23.6-yard average per return ... Returned 20 kickoffs for 472 yards with a long of 75 ... Averaged 7.3 yards per carry against Texas A&M as he carried the ball 10 times for 73 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown to give LSU the lead for good ... Also returned two kickoffs for 97 yards with a 75-yarder to start the second half in which he broke at least six tackles against the Aggies ... Ripped off a 47-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter against Western Kentucky ... Shattered all of his career highs with 16 carries for 161 yards and one touchdown with an average of 10.1 yards per carry against South Carolina, earning him SEC Freshman of the Week honors ... His 161 rushing yards vs. USC were the sixth-most by a true freshman in LSU history ... Carried it six times for 55 yards, a 9.2-yard average, against Auburn and made his first reception ... Worked his way into the rotation as LSU's primary kickoff returner and also played well in special teams coverage.

HIGH SCHOOL
Rated as a five-star prospect by Rivals while 247Sports, ESPN and Scout gave him a four-star ranking ... Touted as the No. 2 running back nationally by Rivals and the No. 2 prospect from Louisiana by 247Sports and Rivals ... Rushed for 1,341 yards and 21 touchdowns, along with 617 receiving yards and eight touchdowns as a senior ... Selected to the 5A all-state and all-metro teams after rushing for 1,101 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior ... Played in the US Army All-American game and was named MVP after racking up a record 153 receiving yards and two touchdowns on just two receptions in the contest ... Caught a US Army All-American game record 92-yard TD pass and added a 61-yard reception in the contest ... Member of The Baton RougeAdvocate's 2015 Super Dozen ... Nominated for US Army Play of the Year ... Warrick Dunn Award Finalist ... Member of the Rivals 250, ESPN 300, 247Sports 247 and Scout 300 ... Helped lead his team to a 9-2 record and district championship in 2014 ... Coached by Dale Weiner.

PERSONAL
Mother is Beulah Guice ... Born June 21, 1997 ... Majoring in sport administration.

DERRIUS GUICE'S CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Attempts: 37 at Texas A&M, 2016
Yards: 292 at Texas A&M, 2016
Touchdowns: 3 vs. Missouri, 2016
Long: 96 at Arkansas, 2016

DERRIUS GUICE'S CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS
Receptions: 3 vs. Louisville, 2016 (Citrus Bowl)
Yards: 29 vs. Florida, 2016
Long: 29 vs. Florida, 2016
Touchdowns: 1 vs. Louisville, 2016 (Citrus Bowl)

DERRIUS GUICE'S CAREER KICKOFF RETURN HIGHS
Returns: 5, twice (Last: at Ole Miss, 2015; First: vs. Arkansas, 2015)
Yards: 132 vs. Arkansas, 2015
Long: 75 vs. Texas A&M, 2015
Touchdowns: 0

GUICE'S SCHOOL RECORDS
Longest rushing touchdown: 96 yards at Arkansas, 2016
Most rushing yards in a game: 285 yards at Texas A&M, 2016

GUICE'S 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES
2015
161 yards vs. South Carolina

2016
155 yards vs. Jacksonville State
163 yards vs. Missouri
162 yards vs. Southern Miss
252 yards at Arkansas
285 yards at Texas A&M
138 yards vs. Louisville (Citrus Bowl)

GUICE'S CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG
2015 12-0 51 436 3 50 (TD)
2016 12-6 183 1,387 15 96 (TD)
2017          
Totals
24-6
234
1,823
18
96 (TD)

GUICE'S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

Year
G
Rec.
Yds.
TD
LG
2015 12 5 20 0 10
2016 12 9 106 1 29
2017          
Totals
24
14
126
1
29

GUICE'S CAREER KICKOFF RETURN STATISTICS

Year
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG
2015 20 472 0 75
2016 11 223 0 50
2017          
Totals
31
695
0
75

GUICE'S CAREER ALL-PURPOSE STATISTICS

Year
G Rush Rec. PR KOR Total
2015 12 436 20 0 472 928
2016 12 1,387 106 0 223 1,716
2017            
Totals
24 1,823 126
0
695 2,644
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