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#7 Cory Sykes
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 163
Year: Senior
Hometown: Harvey, Ill.
High School: Thornton
Major: General Studies
Experience: 3 Letters
Cory Sykes
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 08/28/2008

 

2011 (Sr.): Did not see action.

2010 (Jr.):  Played in eight games . . . earned third letter . . . rushed for 70 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in the season opener vs. Southeast Missouri State . . . scored with 8:55 left in the first quarter vs. SEMO for the seventh touchdown of his career . . . his 12-yard rushing TD with 4:53 left in the third quarter vs. SEMO was the eighth of his career . . . rushed for 65 yards on 11 carries vs. Liberty. . . rushed for a season high 92 yards with a season long 37-yard run at Central Michigan . . . received a Ball State Ray Louthen Senior Participation Award.

2009 (So.):  Played in all 12 games to earn second letter . . . started four contests . . . rushed for a career high 203 yards at Eastern Michigan . . . teamed with MiQuale Lewis to become the first duo in NCAA Football History (All Divisions) to have a player rush for 300 yards (Lewis, 301) and a teammate gain 200 yards in the same game . . . the 504 total yards by Lewis and Sykes at Eastern Michigan set a Football Bowl Subdivision record for most yards gained by two players in the same game . . . the feat marked only the fourth time in FBS history two players on the same team gained at least 200 yards apiece in the same game . . . scored a career high three touchdowns at EMU . . . rushed a career high 23 times at Eastern Michigan, including a season long rush of 51 yards . . . rushed for 85 yards vs. Central Michigan, which was his second best rushing performance of the season . . . rushed for 75 yards on 11 carries at Northern Illinois and 70 yards on 16 carries in the season finale at Western Michigan . . . ranked second on the team in rushing with 559 yards, and led the team with a 6.2 yards-per-carry average.

2008 (Fr.): Played in 13 games, including the Mid-American Conference Championship Game and the GMAC Bowl . . . earned first letter . . . rushed seven times for a season high 90 yards, including a career long 57-yard run for a touchdown, at Toledo . . . season high 14 rushes for 73 yards at Western Kentucky . . . 72 rushing yards on five carries, including a 46-yard gain, vs. Northern Illinois . . . 12 rushes for 48 yards with a TD vs. Kent State . . . first career TD came in first career game vs. Northeastern. 

HIGH SCHOOL: Competed in football for Coach Bill Mosel . . . also competed in track and field . . . Football: Helped team to a 7-2 record as a senior and a 20-8 mark in career . . . helped team to conference championships in 2005 and 2006 . . . helped team to a 5-1-1 conference record as a senior . . . all-conference as a senior . . . all-state second team as a senior . . . Daily Southtown Player of the Year as a senior . . . .Thornton's Most Valuable Player as a senior . . . rushed for 1,600 yards and 25 touchdowns in final campaign . . . rushed for 3,600 yards and 39 touchdowns in career . . . Track: Competed for Coach Vince McAulife . . . won the conference and sectional in the 100- and 200-yard dash as a junior . . . qualified for state in the sprints in first three years.

PERSONAL: Son of Cory Sykes and Shawn Mahan . . . born Dec. 13, 1988, in Chicago, Ill. . . . full name is Cory Leroy Sykes.
 
 
  SYKES, Cory

RUSHINGgattyardstdlongavg/cavg/g
2008 13 78 428 3 57 5.5 32.9
2009 12 90 559 3 51 6.2 46.6
2010 8 46 260 2 37 5.7 32.5
TOTAL 33 214 1247 8 57 5.8 37.8

 

TOTAL OFFENSEgrushpasstotalavg/g
2008 13 428 0 428 32.9
2009 12 559 0 559 46.6
2010 8 260 0 260 32.5
TOTAL 33 1247 0 1247 37.8

 

SCORINGgtdrushrcvretpat2patfgtotalavg/g
2008 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 1.4
2009 12 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 1.5
2010 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 1.5
TOTAL 33 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 48 1.5

 

KICK RETURNSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2008 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2009 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2010 8 3 55 0 21 18.3 6.9
TOTAL 33 3 55 0 21 18.3 1.7

 

ALL PURPOSEgrushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2008 13 428 0 0 0 0 428 32.9
2009 12 559 0 0 0 0 559 46.6
2010 8 260 0 0 55 0 315 39.4
TOTAL 33 1247 0 0 55 0 1302 39.5

 

TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2008 13 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2009 12 0 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
2010 8 0 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 33 0 2 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
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