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8 - Akaninyene Umoh
Akaninyene Umoh
Height: 6-2
Weight: 220
Year: Sr
Hometown: Inglewood, CA
High School: Morningside HS
Position: FB
Experience: 3V

After backing up Jake Romanelli at fullback in 2011, started eight games in 2012 and is expected to start as a senior, challenged by Brandon Howe, Matt Rulon and Brent Michaels.

2012 -- Rushed for 55 or more yards in five of his eight starts, including career-high 87 yards on 12 carries against UC Davis ... broke off a 51-yard scoring run against Aggies and also scored against Idaho State on a six-yard jaunt ... added 79 yards against Idaho State and 76 against North Dakota ... an even 100 carries for the year, averaging 4.4 yards a trip ... caught three passes for 31 yards, including a pair for 26 yards and a touchdown (7 yards) in season opener against San Diego ... two carries in 2013 Spring Game.

2011 -- Played in all 11 games as a sophomore reserve fullback ... 21 carries for 74 yards and caught six passes for 129 yards, including a 35-yarder from Andre Broadous for a touchdown against North Dakota, clinching 23-19 victory ... caught two passes for 53 yards against UC Davis, both season highs ... rushed nine times for 51 yards, both season highs, against South Dakota State ... longest rush was for 11 yards against South Dakota State while longest pass play was 45 yards against UC Davis ... one carry for 11 yards in 2012 Spring Game.

2010 -- A reserve slotback as a redshirt freshman ... rushed for 20 yards on six carries and caught seven passes for 92 yards ... longest carry was 10 yards against UC Davis ... made five catches against Saint Francis (Pa.) and two more against South Dakota ... caught a 34-yard pass in each game ... credited with six tackles on special teams, including two against McNeese State ... played in 2011 Spring Game.

2009 -- Redshirt ... one rush for 14 yards and one reception for two yards in 2010 Spring Game.

High School – Started on both sides of the ball as a senior under head coach Lafayette Fletcher at Morningside High in Inglewood ... rushed for 706 yards on 78 carries, scoring eight touchdowns ... produced 149 yards and three scores against Culver City and broke through for 311 yards on 22 carries and a pair of touchdowns in a Halloween Night victory over Hawthorne ... also caught four passes on the year and made 58 tackles on defense, including 31 solo stops and three sacks ... earned first-team All-Ocean League honors and is a National Honor Society member ... has clocked a 4.4 in the 40 ... maintained 4.10 grade-point average and earned spot on Honor Roll ... also lettered in track and field.

Personal -- Son of Gabriel Umoh and Pamela Akanmu ... three brothers, Aka Umoh, Brandon Scorza and Ife Akanmu, and two sisters, Andrea Waller and Ekom Umoh ... wants to be a general practitioner ... hobbies include stretching, running and reading ... plays intramural volleyball, is a member of Boysen Boys and enjoys peanut butter raspberry sandwiches ... co-CEO of All In Entertainment event management company in San Luis Obispo … wants to own an entertainment company ... earned silver medal in gymnastics at All-Ingle-wood Junior Olympics ... born Oct. 1, 1991, in Los Angeles ... sociology major.