Saluki running back joins former Saluki Brandon Jacobs in 49ers backfield.
Practice culminates with Spring Game on April 20
Boatright, Hampton earn team MVP awards
Junior tailback ranked eighth nationally with 17 touchdowns in 2011
Boemer named to College Sporting News Fabulous Fifty All-America team
2011 (Junior): MVFC Newcomer of the Year...Second-team All-Conference selection...Earned a spot on the MVFC All-Newcomer team...Two-time MVFC Newcomer of the Week...Led the Missouri Valley Football Conference and was eighth in the nation with 17 touchdowns...Fifth in program history in single-season touchdowns (17)...Finished fourth nationally in rushing touchdowns...Posted six 100-yard games, which is tied for eighth all-time in a single season...Finished 20th in the nation in total rushing yards...Scored 102 points in 2011, which led the MVFC and ranked sixth in the FCS...Named team offensive MVP and offensive backfield MVP by teammates...Rushed for 1,121 yards on 230 carries...Finished third in the conference in rushing yards...Finished fourth in the conference in all-purpose yardage with 1,284 (116.7 ypg)...Rushed for career high 35 carries and 178 yards in season finale against Indiana State...Rushed for at least 100 yards in six of eight games in which he had at least 20 carries...Started final seven games of the season...Completed his only pass attempt to Kory Faulkner against Northern Iowa...Declared for the NFL after the season.
Prior to SIU: Spent three seasons at Iowa before transferring to Southern Illinois...Rushed for 463 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 23.3 yards on 23 kickoff returns as a true freshman in 2008...His seven rushing touchdowns in 2008 set an Iowa freshman record...Ran for 114 yards on 22 attempts with three touchdowns at Indiana in 2008...Missed the entire 2009 season with a knee injury...Had 114 yards rushing and one touchdown in two games in 2010, but suffered another knee injury in game No. 2 that caused him to miss the remainder of that season.
High School: First team All-State running back after rushing for 2,095 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior...Rushed 267 times for 2,608 yards (9.8 yards per carry) and 31 touchdowns in final two seasons...High school team won state titles in 2004, 2005 and 2006...Was a team captain.
Personal: Born on Dec. 23, 1989...Son of Teresa Lewis and Juan Hampton.