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Happy birthday Ki-Jana Carter!

One of the best running backs to wear a Penn State uniform, Ki-Jana Carter, celebrates a birthday today. Carter has his name on a few Penn State records, including the most 100-yard rushing games in a season (nine, 1994), rushing touchdowns in a half (four, vs. Michigan State in 1994), rushing yards by a junior (1,539, 1994) and career rushing average (7.2 ypa).

Carter’s junior year remains the third best single-season rushing performance by a Nittany Lions tailback in program history, eclipsed only by Larry Johnson’s 2,087 yards in 2002 and Lydell Mitchell’s 1,567 yards in 1971. If only Carter had been used late in a number of those 1994 games that were decided early enough to use some other players, Carter would be guaranteed to be at least second on the single season rushing list for Penn State today.

One of the highlights of Carter’s career is unquestionably his first rushing attempt, and Penn State’s first offensive play, in the 1995 Rose Bowl. You know what happens, but let’s watch it anyway…

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Kevin McGuire

About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com and AthlonSports.com. Member of the FWAA and National Football Foundation. College Football Hall of Fame voter. Also managing The Sports Daily's NittanyLionsDen.com and Macho-Row.com. Can also be seen contributing to TheComeback.com and TheStudentSection.com.

Happy Birthday Ki-Jana Carter!

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Born on this day in 1973.

Kevin McGuire

About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com and AthlonSports.com. Member of the FWAA and National Football Foundation. College Football Hall of Fame voter. Also managing The Sports Daily's NittanyLionsDen.com and Macho-Row.com. Can also be seen contributing to TheComeback.com and TheStudentSection.com.

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