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4 Ciatrick Fason
  • Running Back
  • 6-0, 215
  • 2002-04, 3L
  • Jacksonville Beach (Fletcher HS)

Drafted in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL draft (112th overall) by the Minnesota Vikings

A three-year running back for the Gators who started as a sophomore and junior…Played in 37 consecutive games, every game of his career with 15 starts…Declared for NFL Draft in December of 2004.

CAREER: 298 carries for 1,783 yards (6.0 avg.) and 14 rushing touchdowns…42 receptions for 368 yards (8.8 avg.) and five receiving touchdowns…Seven career 100-yard rushing games and three 200-yard all-purpose games in his career…Averaged 6.4 yards per touch his final two seasons, the top average in the SEC during that span….

2004: The Gators starting tailback in all 12 games…CNNSI All-American Honorable Mention…First-Team All-SEC (AP)….Second-Team All-SEC (Coaches)….Led the SEC with 105.6 yards per game rushing and ranked 19th nationally….Became the first Gator to lead the SEC in rushing since 1993 and became the sixth different Gator RB to top the SEC charts….1,267 yards rushing ranked sixth best in UF history…Only Emmitt Smith, Jimmy Dubose, Fred Taylor and Errict Rhett had more yards rushing in a single-season at UF…The seventh running back in school history to rush for 1,000 yards….Broke the 1,000-yard mark for the season at Vanderbilt in only his ninth game…Only Emmitt Smith, Jimmy Dubose and Errict Rhett eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark faster at UF… Second in the SEC with 12 touchdowns…Second in the SEC in all-purpose yards with 127.2 per game…Averaged 5.7 yards per carry, the third best total in UF history with at least 200 carries (Fred Taylor, 6.0 in 1997 and Emmitt Smith 5.9 in 1987)…31 catches was tops in the SEC among running backs and was third-best on the team…Had six 100-yard efforts (EMU, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Georgia, Vanderbilt and Florida State)… Scored the game-winning touchdown and eclipsed the 100-yard barrier for the seventh time in his career when he rushed for 103 yards on 24 carries versus Florida State…Rushed for 78 of his 103 rushing yards and scored his 10th rushing touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter…Only running back in 2004 to eclipse the 100-yard barrier against the No. 1 FSU run defense…Fason averaged 4.3 yards per carry against a defense that was allowing only 1.87 per rush….Recorded career-highs in rushing yards (210), attempts (31), receiving yards (43) and receptions (five) with two touchdowns (one rushing and one receiving) against Kentucky…His 210 yards rushing against Kentucky was the best rushing total since Emmitt Smith ran for 316 yards against New Mexico in 1989…Career-high two rushing touchdowns and second career 100-yard game (105) versus EMU… Matched career-best two rushing touchdowns while leading the team with 62 yards rushing vs. Arkansas…Totaled 143 yards on 16 carries and one touchdown against MSU…Rushed for 139 yards against Georgia and matched a career-high five receptions for 35 yards…Enjoyed sixth career 100-yard rushing day at Vanderbilt with 170 yards on 26 carries…Totaled 222 all-purpose yards at Vanderbilt, his highest total of the season and set a career-high in receiving yards with 52 on four catches…Scored 11th touchdown of the season when he caught a five-yard touchdown pass against South Carolina… Named UF's 2004 Outstanding Running Back…Recipient of the Ray Graves Most Player, Fergie Ferguson and Offensive Captain Awards…

2003: Saw time in the running back rotation and on special teams (kickoff, punt, punt return and kick-off return teams), playing in all 13 games for 295 plays…Was the starting tailback versus Arkansas, FSU and Iowa…Ranked second on the team with 583 rushing yards on 84 attempts (6.9 avg)…Also had 11 catches for 142 yards (12.9 avg), including a 40-yarder vs. South Carolina and three receiving touchdowns…Finished third on the team with six touchdowns, three rushing and three receiving…Averaged 6.9 yards per carry, the highest average among UF backs with 10 or more carries…Combined for 725 all-purpose yards (583 rushing and 142 receiving), the third-highest total on the team…Averaged 7.6 yards per touch…Was part of only the second trio of backs in UF history to each rush for 500 or more yards in the same season, combining with Ran Carthon and DeShawn Wynn for 1,718 rushing yards (Neal Anderson, J.L. Williams and Lorenzo Hampton each rushed for 500+ yards in 1984)…Caught a 25-yard or longer pass in three consecutive games (LSU, Arkansas, Georgia)…Played a key role, averaging 89.2 rushing yards per game, in the Gators five-game winning streak (LSU, Arkansas, Georgia, Vandy, South Carolina)…Also averaged 15.9 yards per reception over that period on seven catches for 111 yards…Ranked second on the team with 12 offensive "Big Plays"- eight runs and four receptions of 20+ yards…Averaged 35.6 yards per "Big Play" on offensive plays of 20+ yards…Had an offensive "Big Play" in seven different games (SJSU, FAMU, LSU, Arkansas, Georgia, Vandy, USC)…Led the team in rushing yardage in three times (LSU, Arkansas, South Carolina) and attempts once (South Carolina)…Rushed for 190 yards in the win at USC- the highest total by a UF back at the time since Errict Rhett rushed for 196 yards vs. Auburn in 1993, and was the 10th-highest total in school history at that point…Had the fifth best rushing performance in the SEC in 2003, and was named UF Offensive Player of the Week, with his 190 yards vs. USC…Averaged 9.5 yards per carry on a career-high 20 attempts in the win…Was the only Gator back of the season to have three or more big offensive runs of 20+ yards in a single game when he had carries of 40,30,25 and 20 yards against the Gamecocks…Made first career start vs. Arkansas, leading all backs with 98 yards on 11 carries…Scored on both a running and passing play, including a 75-yard touchdown run…His 75-yard touchdown run in the win over No. 11 Arkansas, was the longest from scrimmage since Emmitt Smith ran for 96 yards in 1988 vs. Mississippi State…Led the Gators ground game at No. 6 LSU when Ran Carthon and DeShawn Wynn were injured, totaling 127 yards of offense, including a then career-long 62-yard run and a career-long 35-yard catch…Named UF Offensive Player of the Week after rushing 92 yards vs. LSU on the ground…Was one yard shy of his season total through the first six games…Ranked second on the team with 11 carries vs. FAMU…Caught the first pass of his career, a 23-yarder from quarterback Ingle Martin vs. SJSU in the season-opener…Averaged 5.7 yards on three carries in UF's win over San Jose State…Named UF Outstanding Running Back…

2002: Only freshman to play in all 13 games and one of two to see action…Switched from running back to fullback for the last four games of the season…Saw action as a kickoff returner and played on punt block, kick coverage and field goal teams…Saw action for 229 plays, third highest of any Gator running back…Scored a TD in his first collegiate game vs. UAB…Had four carries for 10 yards and one TD…Had a season-high long run of nine yards against UAB…Saw action in the 2003 Outback Bowl against Michigan…

PREP: One of the nation's elite prep running backs who gained consensus prep All-America recognition in 2001…Named to prestigious Parade All-America Team …Ranked among the nation's top 10 overall players by Rivals.com and that group also ranked him as the nation's top running back…Named to PrepStar's All-America Dream Team and that publication ranked him among the nation's top two running backs…Named to SuperPrep's All-America Team and that publication ranked him among the country's top two running backs… Ranked among the nation's top two running backs by National Bluechips in its "Power-I Tailbacks" category… Named 5A Mr. Football in Florida…Four-time team MVP…Rushed for over 7,400 career yards and completed his career as the state of Florida's fifth all-time leading rusher and tops in Northeast Florida history…Rushed for over 2,000 yards twice - 1999 and 2001…Verbally committed on Signing Day 2001 and did not visit any other schools…High school coach was Joe Reynolds…

Major: Social & Behavioral Sciences.


Career Rushing Stats:
YEAR NO. YDS. AVG. TDS LONG
2002 9 27 3.0 1 9
2003 84 583 6.9 3 75
2004 222 1,267 5.7 10 55
Totals 315 1,877 6.0 14 75
Career Receiving Stats:
YEAR NO. YDS. AVG. TDS LONG
2003 11 142 12.9 3 35
2004 35 266 7.6 2 30
Totals 46 408 8.9 5 35
Career Kick Return Stats:
YEAR NO. YDS. AVG. TDS LONG
2003 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 1 0 0 0 0

Career Highs:
Rushing Attempts: 31 (Kentucky, 2004)
Rushing Yards: 210 (Kentucky, 2004)
Rushing TDs: 2 (Twice, last vs. Arkansas, 2004)
Receptions: 5 (Three times, last vs. Georgia, 2004)
Receiving Yards: 52 (Vanderbilt, 2004)
Receiving TDs: 1 (5x, last vs. South Carolina, 2004)

Florida Football 2004

#4 Fason,C.





                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All

 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Att-Cmp-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp

 Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN....... 16  105  2  44    1    9  0   9    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   114

 Sep 18, 2004 at Tennessee........... 15   81  0  32    5   41  0  21    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   122

 Sep 25, 2004 KENTUCKY............... 31  210  1  46    5   43  1  18    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   253

 Oct 02, 2004 ARKANSAS............... 18   62  2  16    1   -1  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    61

 Oct 09, 2004 LSU.................... 21   92  1  13    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    92

 Oct 16, 2004 MIDDLE TENN. STATE..... 12   48  1  20    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    48

 Oct 23, 2004 at Mississippi State... 16  143  1  55    4   25  0  17    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   168

 Oct 30, 2004 vs GEORGIA............. 17  139  0  38    5   35  0  15    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   174

 Nov 6, 2004  at Vanderbilt.......... 26  170  1  24    4   52  0  30    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   222

 Nov 13, 2004 SOUTH CAROLINA.........  9   20  0  10    2    9  1   5    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    29

 Nov 20, 2004 at Florida State....... 24  103  1  24    4   13  0   7    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   116

 Dec 31, 2004 vs Miami Hurricanes.... 17   94  0  24    4   40  0  21    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   134

 Totals..............................222 1267 10  55   35  266  2  30    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0  1533



 Games played: 12

 Avg per rush: 5.7

 Avg per catch: 7.6

 All purpose avg/game: 127.8

 Total offense avg/gm: 105.6

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|

 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts

 Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN.......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0   12

 Sep 18, 2004 at Tennessee...........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 25, 2004 KENTUCKY...............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0   12

 Oct 02, 2004 ARKANSAS...............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0   12

 Oct 09, 2004 LSU....................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6

 Oct 16, 2004 MIDDLE TENN. STATE.....   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6

 Oct 23, 2004 at Mississippi State...   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6

 Oct 30, 2004 vs GEORGIA.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 6, 2004  at Vanderbilt..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6

 Nov 13, 2004 SOUTH CAROLINA.........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6

 Nov 20, 2004 at Florida State.......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6

 Dec 31, 2004 vs Miami Hurricanes....   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Totals..............................   0    0      0    0.0-0    23.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0   72



Florida Football 2003

#4 Fason,C.



                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All

 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Att-Cmp-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp

 Aug 30, 2003 SAN JOSE STATE.........  3   17  0  13    1   23  0  23    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    40

 Sep 06, 2003 at MIAMI Hurricanes....  1    3  0   3    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     3

 Sep 13, 2003 FLORIDA A&M............ 11   65  1  23    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    65

 Sep 20, 2003 TENNESSEE..............  3    8  0   4    1    1  0   1    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     9

 Oct 04, 2003 OLEMISS................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Oct. 11      at LSU.................  7   92  0  62    1   35  1  35    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   127

 Oct. 18      at Arkansas............ 11   98  1  75    2   32  1  33    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   130

 Nov. 1       vs Georgia.............  8   13  0   5    1   28  0  28    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    41

 Nov 08, 2003 VANDERBILT.............  8   53  1  33    2   17  1  12    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    70

 Nov. 15      at South Carolina...... 20  190  0  40    1   -1  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   189

 Nov 29, 2003 FLORIDA STATE..........  8   21  0   7    2    7  0  12    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    28

 Jan. 1       vs IOWA................  4   23  0  14    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    23

 Totals.............................. 84  583  3  75   11  142  3  35    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   725



 Games played: 12

 Avg per rush: 6.9

 Avg per catch: 12.9

 All purpose avg/game: 60.4

 Total offense avg/gm: 48.6

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|

 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts

 Aug 30, 2003 SAN JOSE STATE.........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 06, 2003 at MIAMI Hurricanes....   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 13, 2003 FLORIDA A&M............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6

 Sep 20, 2003 TENNESSEE..............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 04, 2003 OLEMISS................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct. 11      at LSU.................   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6

 Oct. 18      at Arkansas............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0   12

 Nov. 1       vs Georgia.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 08, 2003 VANDERBILT.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0   12

 Nov. 15      at South Carolina......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 29, 2003 FLORIDA STATE..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Jan. 1       vs IOWA................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Totals..............................   1    0      1    0.0-0    25.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0   36



Florida Football 2002

#4 Ciatrick Fason



                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All

 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Att-Cmp-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp

 Aug 31, 2002 UAB BLAZERS............  4   10  1   9    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    10

 Sep 07, 2002 MIAMI HURRICANES.......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Sep 14, 2002 OHIO...................  2    9  0   6    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     9

 Sep 21, 2002 at Tennessee...........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Sep 28, 2002 KENTUCKY...............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Oct 05, 2002 at Ole Miss............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Oct 12, 2002 LSU....................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   1    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Oct 19, 2002 AUBURN.................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Nov 02, 2002 vs Georgia.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Nov 09, 2002 at Vanderbilt..........  1    5  0   5    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     5

 Nov 16, 2002 SOUTH CAROLINA.........  1    3  0   3    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     3

 Nov 30, 2002 at Florida State.......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Jan 01, 2003 vs Michigan............  1    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Totals..............................  9   27  1   9    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   1    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    27



 Games played: 13

 Avg per rush: 3.0

 Kick ret avg: 0.0

 All purpose avg/game: 2.1

 Total offense avg/gm: 2.1

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|

 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts

 Aug 31, 2002 UAB BLAZERS............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6

 Sep 07, 2002 MIAMI HURRICANES.......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 14, 2002 OHIO...................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 21, 2002 at Tennessee...........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 28, 2002 KENTUCKY...............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 05, 2002 at Ole Miss............   2    0      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 12, 2002 LSU....................   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 19, 2002 AUBURN.................   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 02, 2002 vs Georgia.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 09, 2002 at Vanderbilt..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 16, 2002 SOUTH CAROLINA.........   0    1      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 30, 2002 at Florida State.......   1    1      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Jan 01, 2003 vs Michigan............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Totals..............................   5    2      7    0.0-0    20.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6

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