Agnew to play in NFLPA Bowl; Pruitt to play in East-West Shrine game
SIU outscored EIU 24-0 in the second half to overcome a 21-14 halftime deficit
Salukis score touchdown on first offensive play, force turnover on last defensive play of the game
Lennon met with the media in advance of SIU's season opener on Thursday, Aug. 28, vs Taylor in Saluki Stadium
Offense goes 3-for-3 in red zone opportunities; defense records two takeaways
Football vs. Northern Iowa Photo Gallery
Started the first eight games of the season before suffering a season-ending ankle injury in the first half at Youngstown State...Led the team in rushes (136), rushing yards (820), yards per carry (6.0), long run (65), rushing yards per game (102.5) and rushing touchdowns (10)...Also caught 14 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns...Scored on the first play from scrimmage of the season, a 65-yard touchdown run in the season opener against Taylor...Earned CFPA Honorable Mention All-Purpose Performer of the Week honors three times: vs. Taylor (7 rush, 145 yards, 2 TD, 1 reception, 62 yards, 1 TD), at Eastern Illinois (18 rush, 147 yards, 3 TD, 182 all-purpose yards), and vs. SEMO (194 all-purpose yards, 1 rush TD, 1 receiving TD)...Named College Sports Madness MVFC Offensive Player of the Week after Eastern Illinois game (18 rushes, 147 yards, 3 rush TDs)...Ranked in the top-20 nationally in rushing, all-purpose yards and touchdowns before his injury.
Played in the final 11 games, starting the last nine...Led the team and seventh in the MVFC with 888 rushing yards and an average of 80.7 rushing yards per game...Led the team and ninth in the MVFC with an average of 93.2 all-purpose yards per game...Finished the year with 1,025 all-purpose yards...Ran for at least 95 yards in six of SIU's seven wins...Tied for seventh in the MVFC with six rushing touchdowns...Ran for a season-high 127 yards against Southeast Missouri State...Selected to the MVFC All-Newcomer team.
Prior to SIU
Played two seasons at Oregon State and ran for 692 yards and six touchdowns...Averaged 4.6 yards per carry...Ran for 223 yards and three touchdowns in his first collegiate game as a true freshman in 2011...Oregon State's leading rusher in 2011 despite being limited to six games of action due to a hamstring injury...Appeared in all 13 games for Oregon State in 2012.
Two-year starter at cornerback and running back...28-8 record as a member of the varsity team for three years (state semifinals as a junior and senior)...Rivals ranked him the 45th best running back prospect in the nation...Two-year team captain...Two-time All-Metro Catholic Conference (6A) running back...All-state cornerback as a junior...Rushed for 904 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior, and 505 yards and seven touchdowns in an injury-shortened senior season...Four-year varsity track member (sprinter), among the fastest in the state in the 100 and 200 meters.
Born May 17, 1993 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina...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 brothers including older brother Ray Agnew, who is a fullback on the team...An honor roll student at De Smet Jesuit with a 3.50 cumulative GPA and was named one of the school's Men of the Year for 2011...Majoring in radio and television.