- Chris Rainey
- Lakeland, Fla. (Lakeland)
CAREER VICTORIES: 1
100m: 10.66, 2008 Mississippi Open, Oxford, Miss.
HONORS: (One-time All-American) 2008 NCAA Outdoor All-American – 4x100m.
2009 AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not compete.
2008 AS A FRESHMAN: Wins (1): (o) Earned the first All-America honor of his career, leading off the team’s third-place 4x100m relay (38.84) at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships … Participated in the Mississippi Open 4x100m (39.59) … Best of 10.66 (100m) … Competed in two outdoor meets … Placed 20th in 100m at SEC Outdoor Championships (10.74) … Led off Gators’ victorious 4x100m relay at Mississippi Open (39.59).
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: A standout running back who helped to lead Lakeland to its 45th consecutive victory, third-consecutive Class 5A state championship and second-straight USA Today national championship in 2006… He was rated fourth among all-purpose backs and 17th among Florida’s Top-100 by Scout.com… Also rated 34th on the ESPN150 list of top prospects… Was chosen as a U.S. Army All-American during his senior year… Broke the school record with 32 touchdowns and 2,478 yards rushing as a senior… Of those 32 touchdowns, 15 were of runs of 50 yards or more… Established another school mark with 326 yards in a single game… Was the first player at Lakeland to rush for over 2,000 yards in a campaign … Rainey was chosen as an all-state Offensive Player by the Florida Sports Writers Association, all-county by the Lakeland Ledger and was the Ledger’s 2006 Offensive Player of the Year… Ended his senior year with prep career totals of more than 7,000 yards and 90 touchdowns… High school coach was Bill Castle.
MAJOR: Humanities and Letters