Delaware Deep At Running Back
In 2015, Delaware had the worst passing offense in the nation. It was a different story for the running game. The Blue Hens ranked 17th nationally. An impressive stat considering opposing defenses regularly “stacked the box” in the attempt to limit the one area on offense that was productive for the Hens.
Injuries to Wes Hills and Jalen Randolph forced Thomas Jefferson and Kareem Williams into a larger role. The pair responded. In just seven starts, Jefferson rushed for 927 yards and 7 touchdowns. Williams contributed 827 yards and 3 touchdowns.
All four return this season giving Delaware quality depth at that position. “We feel like we have four players who are starting caliber players,” Head Coach Dave Brock said. “Our battle cry has been that we would like every position on our team to resemble the running back position.”