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
The Saluki defense has now recorded a sack in 40 of its previous 41 games.
Offense made big plays in passing game, but defense forced four turnovers.
Kory Faulkner passed for 239 yards and four TDs.
Played in all 11 games, started four games at running back...Led the team with eight rushing touchdowns...Second on the team with 489 rushing yards...Tied for eighth in the MVFC with nine total touchdowns...Third on the team in all-purpose yards (662)...Recorded 146 yards of total offense in the season opener against Eastern Illinois, tied for the second highest total by an SIU player in 2012...Ran for a season-high 81 yards on 16 carries against Southeast Missouri State...Recorded season highs for receptions (4) and receiving yards (90) at Eastern Illinois...Caught a 74-yard touchdown pass, the longest by a Saluki on the year, and ran for two six-yard touchdowns against Eastern Illinois.
Prior to SIU
Appeared in two games during the 2011 season at Iowa...Rushed for 61 yards on nine carries in the season opener, leading the team in rushing vs. Tennessee Tech, including a long of 22 yards, before breaking an ankle...Returned in Game 11 and had two carries for four yards against Purdue.
Earned honorable mention All-State honors as a junior...First-team All-Conference selection as a junior and senior...Rushed for 1,328 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior...Gained 962 yards and scored 16 touchdowns as a junior...Scored 12 touchdowns while rushing for 1,208 yards as a sophomore...Rushed for 1,072 yards and 10 touchdowns as a freshman...Also lettered in track and basketball.
Born Feb. 14, 1993, in Martinsville, Va....Mother is Shirley Watson...Father, Oliver, is former heavyweight boxing champion...Brother of Saluki thrower Jeneva McCall...High school coach was Mike Morrissey...Majoring in recreation.
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