Fall will be here soon and with it the return of high school football.
To help kick off the 2022 season, we’re reviewing some of last year’s stats. Yesterday we listed top five passing leaders from the 2021 season who are entering their senior years. Now, let’s take a look at last year’s five fastest leaders in the country – all of them numbers courtesy of Max Preps.
1 DeSean Bishop – Karns (TN)
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Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 191 pounds
Bishop led the nation with 3,179 total yards, which he amassed on a remarkable 441 attempts. He also scored 34 touchdowns on the ground.
2 Reuben Owens II – El Campo (Texas)
(Andrew Ivins, 247Sports)
Height/Weight: 5’11, 190 lbs
Owen was second with 2,989 yards. However, he only managed 248 carries, averaging 12.05 yards per attempt. He also scored 46 touchdowns and was not credited with a single fumble.
3 Marquies McCombs – Chase (NC)
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Height/Weight: 5’10, 180 lbs
Although playing safety, McCombs ranked third in rushing, posting 2,884 yards on 305 attempts (that’s 9.46 yards per carry). McCombs scored 38 touchdowns and only fumbled once.
4 Marquise Collins – College Station (Texas)
(Brian Peroni, 247Sports)
Height/Weight: 5-foot-10, 195 pounds
Also a kick returner, Collins had 2,826 yards on the ground in 2021, fourth most in the nation. He averaged 8.17 yards per punt and scored 39 points.
5 Keyjuan Brown – South Atlanta (GA)
(Mick Walker, 247Sports)
Height/Weight: 5’9, 210 lbs
Brown finished fifth in the nation with 2,757 total yards. He averaged 10.98 yards per attempt and scored 38 touchdowns.