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Kenneth Goins Jr.
Player Profile:
Kenneth Goins Jr. 1194691
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 225
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
High School: Gilman School
Experience: Redshirt

Career: Appeared in all 51 of Maryland’s games between 2013 and 2016.

As a Senior (2016): Appeared in all 13 games (one start), posting career-highs in rush attempts (41), yards (241) and touchdowns (4) ... Posted 10 carries for a career-high 81 yards on Senior Day against Rutgers (11/26), including a 46-yard TD run on the second play of the game ... Had four carries for 23 yards and a touchdown vs. Michigan State (10/22) ... Rushed three times for 24 yards vs. Purdue (10/1) ... Carried three times for 34 yards and a touchdown at UCF (9/17) ... Rushed four times for 11 yards at FIU (9/9) ... Scored first touchdown of DJ Durkin era, in addition to rushing for 40 yards on four carries vs. Howard (9/3).

As a Junior (2015): Appeared in all 12 games, making three starts at fullback ... gained 61 yards on nine carries ... caught a 1-yard touchdown pass against USF (9/19) ... grabbed one pass for 13 yards vs. Michigan (10/3) ... rushed six times for 18 yards against Indiana (11/21) ... posted first career rushing touchdown in win at Rutgers (11/28) - a 42-yard scamper.

As a Sophomore (2014): Appeared in all 13 games with four starts at fullback … gained 62 yards on 14 carries and posted seven catches for 54 yards and a touchdown ... had a career-high 31 yards rushing against James Madison (8/30) and caught two passes and a touchdown … caught one pass for 17 yards at USF (9/6) … was responsible for a blocked punt that resulted in the game-winning touchdown against the Bulls … had one reception for 16 yards at Indiana (9/27) … hauled in two passes for 12 yards against Iowa (10/18) … had 18 yards rushing against Rutgers (11/29).

As a Redshirt Freshman (2013): Appeared in all 13 games of the season and showed good blocking prowess along with an ability to contribute in the running and passing games ... notched first career touchdown reception against Old Dominion (9/7) and rushed for 17 yards on two carries ... had one catch for 16 yards against WVU (9/21) ... rushed one time for 10 yards against Boston College (11/26).

As a Freshman (2012): Served a redshirt season … named scout team offensive player of the week for his efforts in preparation for the Georgia Tech (11/3) game.

At Gilman School: An impressive two-way player … one of the top linebackers and running backs in the local region … named the All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year by the Baltimore Sun … a consensus 2011 all-state performer … rated the No. 17 player in Maryland by ESPN.com and No. 21 by 247Sports.com … ranked No. 51 nationally among running backs by 247Sports.com … the 90th-best outside linebacker prospect in the nation by ESPN.com … No. 21 on the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic 59 … posted 61 tackles, including 15 sacks, as a senior … rushed for 290 yards with 11 touchdowns in 2011 … ran for a touchdown and a two-point conversion in overtime in the 2011 conference championship game … played in the 2011 Crab Bowl … recorded 15 sacks as a rush linebacker and scored nine touchdowns as a running back in 2010 … also ran track … also considered East Carolina, Syracuse and Tulane … coached by Biff Poggi.

Personal: Born in Baltimore, Md. … parents are Kenneth Goins, Sr. and Tonya Hyman-Goins … has a brother, Kennard … also ran track and played basketball in high school … majoring in american studies … also recruited by Syracuse and Tulane.

Career Highs
Rushing Yards - 81 (Rutgers, 11/26/16)
Long Rush - 46 yards (Rutgers, 11/26/16)
Receiving Yards - 17 (2x, last at USF, 9/6/14)



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