Chris Foster

East Carolina

Running Backs

Conference: American Athletic

Coach Stats

Why should this nominee be considered for the Broyles Award?
Second year at East Carolina as the running backs coach … Possesses 18 overall years of collegiate coaching experience and has mentored 13 all-conference selections, a pair of All-America honorees, a league rookie-of-the-year pick and produced five National Football League players.
Coach's Past Performance
Running back corps played an integral role for ECU’s offensive unit that eclipsed the 400-yard mark in 6 (of 12) games in 2021, including 4 games of 500+ and one 600+ (612/Tulane) … Directed a ground attack in ’21 that racked up 1,949 yards – 5th-highest rushing total since 2000 (most since ’14).
Team Record and Standings
6-4 overall (3-3 AAC) …. 58th in FBS in rushing yards pg (170.8) … Fifth in AAC in rushing … 336 att for 1.708 yards with 20 TDs … Averaging 5.1 yards per rush.
Team/Unit Stats

Produced six 100+ yard rushing outings (200-plus three times) in ’22 … Current rushing corps has produced 1,708 yards – sixth-highest rushing total since 2000 … RBs helped produce 400+ yards total offense in ’22 (500+ twice).

Individual Player Stats
Keaton Mitchell leads The American in rushing (975) while standing third 23rd FBS in scoring TDs (10) … 3rd nationally in yards per carry (7.07) … Tallied six 100-yard rushing efforts in ’22 … 16th in FBS rushing yards per game (108.3) … 7th all-time in ECU rushing (2,550 in 30 games.