Larry Croom
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Larry Croom

Hometown:
Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Long Beach Poly HS

Last College:
Arizona

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 205

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
10/29/1981

Experience:
2L

* 2003 HONORABLE MENTION ALL-MWC *

UNLV: A former Pac-10 transfer who overcame a calf injury to post a solid senior campaign ... Earned ?Doc? Tobler Senior Award at team?s postseason banquet ... His career 5.3 YPC average at UNLV ranked ninth in MWC history ... After getting healthy, turned in a phenomenal postseason, becoming the first Rebel in history to play in three postseason all-star games ... Scored school-record four touchdowns in postseason action, including at least one in all three games played ... Started his impressive performance by running well and scoring a TD in the Blue-Gray Classic on Christmas Day ... He then dominated on the ground at the East-West Shrine game, picking up 63 yards on just nine carries, including two more scores, to go with a 14-yard reception under West head coach John Robinson ... Capped unique run by scoring his team?s only touchdown at the Hula Bowl Maui ... Signed a free-agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals ... A two-time Academic All-MWC honoree ... Took home the annual Wayne Nunnely Outstanding Contributor to UNLV Athletics Award ...

2003: Led the Rebels and was fourth in the MWC and 47th in the nation with 84.7 yards per game ... Piled up 932 yards rushing despite missing significant time because of injury ... Had three rushing touchdowns ... Also ranked eighth in the league in all-purpose yardage with 95.5 YPG ... Despite coming out of the backfield, he was his team?s third-leading receiver with 21 catches for 118 yards ... Hit the 100-yard rushing mark three times -- 128 yards on 15 carries at Kansas, 114 yards on 21 carries vs. Utah and 146 yards on 20 attempts at Wyoming ... Missed second half vs. KU and entire Wisconsin game while nursing calf injury ... Also played sparingly vs. Hawaii before getting 19 carries at UNR ... Also had 97 yards in a win over Toledo and 97 yards vs. BYU ...

2002: A former transfer from the University of Arizona who made an immediate impact as an offensive weapon for the Rebels as both a tailback and slot back ... Finished second on team and ninth in the MWC with 605 rushing yards on just 84 carries ... Scored four touchdowns rushing and two more receiving ... Boasted a 7.2 YPC average, which was by far the highest among any league rusher with at least 80 carries ... Posted two 100-yard rushing games and one 100-yard receiving game ... Finished third on squad with 20 catches and fourth on UNLV with 267 yards through the air ... Ranked ninth in league with 91.0 all-purpose yards per game as he also returned punts and kickoffs ... Rushed for 114 yards on just six carries in victory over UNR and closed campaign with 20-carry, 222-yard, one-TD effort to lead Rebels over CSU ... Was named MWC Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his heroics in Fort Collins, which included four runs of over 24 yards vs. the Rams ...

2001: Sat out per NCAA transfer rules ...

AT ARIZONA: Played in all 11 games for Wildcats in 2000, including starting vs. Utah, Ohio State and Stanford ... Finished with 257 yards on 64 carries ... Also caught eight passes for 78 yards and his first career touchdown ... Opened the Oregon game with a 58-yard TD catch from Ortege Jenkins ... Also returned four kickoffs for 61 yards ... Played in 10 games as a freshman in 1999 ... Gained 49 yards on 12 carries ... Also returned 10 kickoffs for 197 yards (19.7 YPR), including a season-long 28-yarder vs. UTEP ... H

IGH SCHOOL: A 1999 graduate of Long Beach Polytechnic HS ... Three-year letterwinner for coach Jerry Jaso ... Rushed for more than 2,600 yards in career ... A top recruit who was named to first team of the prestigious Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West ... Also earned PrepStar and SuperPrep All-America honors ... Ran for 980 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior despite missing three games with an ankle injury ... Rushed for 1,400 yards and scored 28 touchdowns as a junior ...

PERSONAL: Larry Lewis Croom was born on Oct. 29, 1981 ... The son of Cynthia Windsor ... Graduated on with a degree in sociology.CROOM?S

OFFENSIVE STATS
YEAR	ATT	YARDS	AVG	TD	LONG	REC	YDS	
2003	208	932	4.5	3	60	21	118
2002	84	605	7.2	4	59	20	267
2001	SAT OUT PER NCAA TRANSFER RULES
2000*	64	257	4.0	1	32	8	78 	
1999*	12	49	4.1	0	16	0	0	
TOTAL	368	1,843	5.0	8	60	49	463
*At Arizona
 
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