Wakefield featured in this weeks Sports Illustrated in Faces in the Crowd
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman running back Buck
Wakefield (Drummonds, Tenn.) is featured in the Faces in the Crowd
in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated.
The senior finished with the second-most yards in a single-season in school history with 1,515 yards. His 21 rushing TDs were also second in school history. The first-team All-South Atlantic Conference selection became the first Eagle to eclipse the 300-yard mark in a single game, and he did so in back-to-back games.
The Drummonds, Tenn. native rushed for 302 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in the Eagles’ 45-7 win over Wingate in late October. A week later, he went for 332 yards on 31 carries in C-N’s 70-35 win over Tusculum, part of a perfect 7-0 conference mark in 2009.
In the Tusculum win, Wakefield became the first Eagle with five rushing touchdowns in a single game. His 137.7 rushing yards per game is also a C-N record.
Wakefield helped lead the Eagles to an 11-3 season and a national semifinal appearance, the Eagles’ first in a decade. He also scored all four of Carson-Newman’s touchdowns in their season-ending loss at Grand Valley State University.
The issue is on newsstands. Sports Illustrated’s feature of Wakefield is available online at http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/scorecard/faces/2009/12/14/.