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Bulls RB Cronkrite named American Offensive Player of Week

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Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

It was a record setting Saturday in New England for USF Bulls RB Jordan Cronkrite. So, it’s no surprise that the American Athletic Conference rewarded him with their Offensive Player of Week award Monday morning.

Cronkrite set a USF (and American) single game rushing record with 302 yards, as the Bulls raced past UMass 58-42.

The red-shirt junior from Miami repeatedly ripped off long 76 and 70 yard TD runs and ended up with a gaudy 13.1 average per carry on the overcast Saturday.

The 5’11 205 lbs. Cronkrite transferred to the Bulls from the University of Florida and sat out last season waiting for his opportunity. In a wild coincidence, the 302 rushing yards he gained Saturday is the exact total he gained in two seasons (2015-16) with the Gators in 21 games.

Further, Cronkrite now has a string of three 100 yard rushing performances going. He gained 136 yards in the win at Illinois, and then clinched the East Carolina home win with an 80 yard touchdown scamper that gave him 129 yards that day.

Cronkrite is former 3,000 yard career rusher at the 3A level for Miami’s Westminister Christian High School, and was on the 3A All State first team in his final season, 2014.

The Bulls hope to see more of Cronkrite’s explosiveness, when they host Tulsa Friday night at Raymond James Stadium on ESPN.

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