Rutgers RB Blackshear gaining attention heading into upcoming season

Scarlet Nation - 07-12


Rutgers football rising junior running back Raheem Blackshear was one of the lone bright spots in an otherwise putrid offense in 2018. The 5-foot-9, 192-pounder was an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches last year after he played in every game (10 starts) and led the team in rushing with 586 yards on 143 carries and receiving with 367 yards on 44 receptions. He was also tops on the Scarlet Knights with 43 first downs picked up and 1,136 all-purpose yards. Blackshear was the first player in team history since Albert Smith in 1985 to finish No. 1 on the squad in both rushing and receiving and on the way, Blackshear collected a team-best 13 plays of gaining 20 or more yards, had two 100-yard rushing games and one receiving, and was the only player to record at least one catch in every game on the season.