Agnew ran for 692 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 4.6 yards per carry in two years at Oregon State.
Three former walk-ons started for the Salukis in 2012.
SIU will be on the road against Illinois State this Saturday for a 1 p.m. game.
Three current Saluki starters began as walk-ons
Offense scored five touchdowns, while defense recorded eight sacks and four interceptions.
2011 (Sophomore): Started six games...Played in all 11 games...Caught four passes for 28 yards...Served as the primary blocker for the Saluki rushing attack that averaged 183.1 yards per game.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 11 games...Primarily used as a blocker and on special teams...Helped the Saluki offense average 30.1 points per game, 189.5 yards rushing and 378.2 yards of total offense.
2009 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Three-year starter at running back and two-year starter at linebacker...Two-time first-team all-Metro Catholic Conference linebacker...Led DeSmet Jesuit to a combined 16-6 record and had 135 tackles in his last two prep seasons. 2008: Metro Catholic Conference Defensive Player-of-the-Year...Registered 60 tackles and nine sacks...Second-team all-conference running back...Team captain...Holds a 3.2 GPA.
Personal: Born Feb. 26, 1991, in Winston-Salem, N.C...Son of Katherine and Ray Agnew...His father played 11 seasons as a defensive tackle in the NFL for the New England Patriots, New York Giants and St. Louis Rams...Father currently works in player personnel department for the Rams...Has two younger brothers...Business management major.