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Khalfani Muhammad
RB #28
Height:
5-7
Weight:
174
Age:
23
College:
California
Hometown:
Inglewood, Calif.
Experience:
R

Biography

 
PRO: The Titans selected running back Khalfani Muhammad in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft.  The University of California product is an explosive playmaker that excels as a ball carrier between the tackles on offense and as a shifty returner on special teams.  Muhammad also made an impact on special teams coverage units during his final two collegiate campaigns.     

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    Muhammad finished his career second in Cal history with 87 kick returns and 1,931 kick return yards.  His 4,575 all-purpose yards are third in school annals as he averaged 101.7 all-purpose yards per game.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Muhammad was a member of the California track & field team during his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons.  The following are is career best collegiate times in the 100 meters (10.35), 200 meters (personal-best 20.80), indoor 60 meters (6.78), indoor 200 meters (21.44) and with the 4x100 meter relay team (40.40) and 4x400 meter indoor relay team (3:18.59).
•     Muhammad earned California’s Gatorade State Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year as a senior.  He became only the third person ever to win back-to-back individual California boys state titles in the 100 and 200 meters during his junior and senior campaigns.
•     Muhammad’s father, Malik (who went by Luis Morales at the time), was an Olympic sprinter for Puerto Rico (100 and 200 meters) who participated in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. He was .02 seconds from qualifying for the 100m Final.
•     Muhammad is the Puerto Rico junior national record holder in the 100 meters (10.33) and 200 meters (20.73).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Inglewood, Calif., native was selected by the Titans in the seventh round (241st overall) the 2017 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
•    Muhammad played in 45 games with 13 starts during his four seasons at California (2013-16) and ranks second on the school’s all-time list in kick returns (87) and kick return yards (1931) while his 4,575 career all-purpose yards are third (one more than fourth-place Marshawn Lynch’s 4,574 yards). He also rushed for 2,073 career yards on 359 carries while racking up 14 total touchdowns.

AS A SENIOR (2016), was an honorable mention All-Pac 12 selection.  Played in 11 games with six starts and rushed for 827 yards on 152 carries, both team and career bests, with two touchdowns on the ground. Totaled a team-high 1,543 all-purpose yards to rank second in the Pac 12.  Added 17 receptions for 132 receiving yards and 24 kick returns for 584 yards.  Led the team in rushing six times and registered three contests of over 200 all-purpose yards.  Contributed five special teams tackles all in the the first three games.
•    At Oregon State (10/8), posted a career-high 165 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries.
•    Against Oregon (10/21), rushed for 148 yards on 23 carries, while adding three receptions for 19 yards and two kick returns for 51 yards for a season-high 218 all-purpose yards.
•    Against UCLA (11/26), carried the ball a career-high 29 times for 116 yards, while adding another 48 yards on six receptions.

AS A JUNIOR (2015), played in 12 games and led all running backs with five starts.  Rushed for a team-high 586 yards on 87 carries with a career-high 6.7 yards per rush and one touchdown.  Was one of three Cal running backs to rush for over 500 yards as the Golden Bears became the first college football team in recorded history that had six receivers with 40 or more catches and three rushers with 500 or more yards.  Added career highs of 189 receiving yards and two touchdown receptions on a career-high-tying 17 catches.  Contributed the first nine tackles of his career on special teams.
•    Against Grambling State (9/5), led the team with 92 rushing yards on eight carries.
•    At Texas (9/19), registered a season-high 164-yard rushing game that included a career-long 74-yard touchdown run.
•    At UCLA (10/22), collected a career-high-tying six receptions for 46 yards and one touchdown on an 18-yard reception in the fourth quarter.
•    Against Arizona State (11/28), posted three receptions for a season-high
67 receiving yards and one touchdown on a season-long, 58-yard fourth quarter reception.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014), played in 11 games with one start and finished second on the team in rushing yards (215) and rushing touchdowns (4). Ranked third in carries (46), with his four scores on the ground equaling a single-season career best.  Also registered 14 kick returns for 289 yards and seven receptions for 63 receiving yards to total 567 all-purpose yards.
•     At Northwestern (8/30), scored a rushing touchdown among his eight rushes for 23 yards.
•    Against Colorado (9/27), registered a season-high 202 all-purpose yards, bringing back five kick returns for a season-high 132 yards, including a season-long kick return of 37 yards, while adding eight rushes for 31 yards and one touchdown as well a season-high-tying two receptions for a season-high 39 yards, including a season-long 41-yard reception.
•    At Arizona (9/20), notched a season-high 95 rushing yards and a career-best two rushing scores both in the fourth quarter.

AS A FRESHMAN (2013), played in 11 games including his first career start at Colorado.  Led the team with 445 rushing yards and a career-high-tying four rushing touchdowns, while his 6.0 yards per rush was the best among regulars and his 74 carries ranked second on the club. Led the squad with a career-high 1,638 all-purpose yards, including school records and team highs of 46 kick returns and 1,006 kick return yards, as well as 14 receptions for 187 yards receiving and one touchdown to his rushing totals.  Had a team-high four plays of 50-plus yards.
•    Against Portland State (9/7), tallied 68 rushing yards and one touchdown
on 13 carries.  Added four receptions for a career-high 85 receiving yards, including a career-long 62-yard reception.  Earned College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Performer of the Week honors.
•    At UCLA (10/12), recorded a career-high 224 all-purpose yards (63 rushing, 3 receiving, season-high 158 kick return).
•    At Washington (10/26), collected a season-high 90 yards and one touchdown on four carries that featured a season-long 73-yard scoring jaunt that was Cal’s longest of the campaign.
•    At Colorado (11/16), made his first career start and posted 78 rushing yards and one touchdown, including a 55-yard scoring run that was the team’s second-longest of the year.
•    Majored in public health at California.

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) High School and finished his prep football career with 3,397 rushing yards and 44 touchdowns on 559 carries, while adding 48 receptions for 704 receiving yards and four scoring catches.  Notched 14 career 100-yard rushing games.
•     Played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl following a 2012 senior season in which he earned numerous other honors including All-American (PrepStar), first team Division I All-State and first team All-Area (Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Times).
•    As a senior (2012), led the Serra League in rushing yards (1,420), rushing touchdowns (18) and scoring (120 points).  Picked up his rushing totals during his senior season on 215 carries, while he added 18 receptions for 307 yards receiving and two touchdown grabs.
•     Posted a career-high 247 rushing yards with a single-game, career-high-tying four touchdowns on the ground against Bishop Amat.
•     As a junior (2011), carried the ball 183 times for 1,126 yards and 13 touchdowns, ranking second in the Serra League in rushing yards while adding nine receptions for 118 yards receiving and one touchdown.
•     As a sophomore (2010), carried the ball 161 times for 851 yards and 13 touchdowns, while adding 21 receptions for 279 yards receiving and one score.
•     In addition to his All-American football exploits made a name for himself with his speed that included becoming only the third person ever to win back-to-back individual California boys state titles in the 100 and 200 meters during his 2012 junior and 2013 senior track and field campaigns.
•     Recorded a personal best of a wind-aided 10.22 in the 100 meters which is the second-fastest time in California prep history, while his top legal time as a prep was a 10.33 to capture the 2012 state title and rank No. 4 nationally as a senior.
•     His prep personal best in the 200 meters was 20.73, which ranked No. 3 nationally as a senior.
•     Swept all 13 of his 100-meter races as a senior, while winning 12 of 13 times in the 200 meters and finishing second on the other occasion.
•     Also won the 4x400 meter relay and was the anchor for the winning 4x100 meter relay while his team captured the state title.
•     Finished second at the state meet in both the 100 and 200 meters as a sophomore.
•    His first name is pronounced CAL-fawn-ee.
•    Follow Muhammad on Twitter and Snapchat at @khalfanim.
•    Follow Muhammad on Instagram at @khalfani_muhammad.
•    List of favorites: (movie) “Avatar”; (TV show) “Spartacus”; (musician) Gucci Mane; (place to get away) anywhere playing video games; (food) lasagna and bean pie; (athletes as a child) his father Malik and (gulity pleasure) anything sour.
•    Born Khalfani Amir Muhammad on Sept. 26, 1994 in Inglewood, Calif.
 
PRO: The Titans selected running back Khalfani Muhammad in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft.  The University of California product is an explosive playmaker that excels as a ball carrier between the tackles on offense and as a shifty returner on special teams.  Muhammad also made an impact on special teams coverage units during his final two collegiate campaigns.     

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    Muhammad finished his career second in Cal history with 87 kick returns and 1,931 kick return yards.  His 4,575 all-purpose yards are third in school annals as he averaged 101.7 all-purpose yards per game.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Muhammad was a member of the California track & field team during his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons.  The following are is career best collegiate times in the 100 meters (10.35), 200 meters (personal-best 20.80), indoor 60 meters (6.78), indoor 200 meters (21.44) and with the 4x100 meter relay team (40.40) and 4x400 meter indoor relay team (3:18.59).
•     Muhammad earned California’s Gatorade State Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year as a senior.  He became only the third person ever to win back-to-back individual California boys state titles in the 100 and 200 meters during his junior and senior campaigns.
•     Muhammad’s father, Malik (who went by Luis Morales at the time), was an Olympic sprinter for Puerto Rico (100 and 200 meters) who participated in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. He was .02 seconds from qualifying for the 100m Final.
•     Muhammad is the Puerto Rico junior national record holder in the 100 meters (10.33) and 200 meters (20.73).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Inglewood, Calif., native was selected by the Titans in the seventh round (241st overall) the 2017 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
•    Muhammad played in 45 games with 13 starts during his four seasons at California (2013-16) and ranks second on the school’s all-time list in kick returns (87) and kick return yards (1931) while his 4,575 career all-purpose yards are third (one more than fourth-place Marshawn Lynch’s 4,574 yards). He also rushed for 2,073 career yards on 359 carries while racking up 14 total touchdowns.

AS A SENIOR (2016), was an honorable mention All-Pac 12 selection.  Played in 11 games with six starts and rushed for 827 yards on 152 carries, both team and career bests, with two touchdowns on the ground. Totaled a team-high 1,543 all-purpose yards to rank second in the Pac 12.  Added 17 receptions for 132 receiving yards and 24 kick returns for 584 yards.  Led the team in rushing six times and registered three contests of over 200 all-purpose yards.  Contributed five special teams tackles all in the the first three games.
•    At Oregon State (10/8), posted a career-high 165 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries.
•    Against Oregon (10/21), rushed for 148 yards on 23 carries, while adding three receptions for 19 yards and two kick returns for 51 yards for a season-high 218 all-purpose yards.
•    Against UCLA (11/26), carried the ball a career-high 29 times for 116 yards, while adding another 48 yards on six receptions.

AS A JUNIOR (2015), played in 12 games and led all running backs with five starts.  Rushed for a team-high 586 yards on 87 carries with a career-high 6.7 yards per rush and one touchdown.  Was one of three Cal running backs to rush for over 500 yards as the Golden Bears became the first college football team in recorded history that had six receivers with 40 or more catches and three rushers with 500 or more yards.  Added career highs of 189 receiving yards and two touchdown receptions on a career-high-tying 17 catches.  Contributed the first nine tackles of his career on special teams.
•    Against Grambling State (9/5), led the team with 92 rushing yards on eight carries.
•    At Texas (9/19), registered a season-high 164-yard rushing game that included a career-long 74-yard touchdown run.
•    At UCLA (10/22), collected a career-high-tying six receptions for 46 yards and one touchdown on an 18-yard reception in the fourth quarter.
•    Against Arizona State (11/28), posted three receptions for a season-high
67 receiving yards and one touchdown on a season-long, 58-yard fourth quarter reception.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014), played in 11 games with one start and finished second on the team in rushing yards (215) and rushing touchdowns (4). Ranked third in carries (46), with his four scores on the ground equaling a single-season career best.  Also registered 14 kick returns for 289 yards and seven receptions for 63 receiving yards to total 567 all-purpose yards.
•     At Northwestern (8/30), scored a rushing touchdown among his eight rushes for 23 yards.
•    Against Colorado (9/27), registered a season-high 202 all-purpose yards, bringing back five kick returns for a season-high 132 yards, including a season-long kick return of 37 yards, while adding eight rushes for 31 yards and one touchdown as well a season-high-tying two receptions for a season-high 39 yards, including a season-long 41-yard reception.
•    At Arizona (9/20), notched a season-high 95 rushing yards and a career-best two rushing scores both in the fourth quarter.

AS A FRESHMAN (2013), played in 11 games including his first career start at Colorado.  Led the team with 445 rushing yards and a career-high-tying four rushing touchdowns, while his 6.0 yards per rush was the best among regulars and his 74 carries ranked second on the club. Led the squad with a career-high 1,638 all-purpose yards, including school records and team highs of 46 kick returns and 1,006 kick return yards, as well as 14 receptions for 187 yards receiving and one touchdown to his rushing totals.  Had a team-high four plays of 50-plus yards.
•    Against Portland State (9/7), tallied 68 rushing yards and one touchdown
on 13 carries.  Added four receptions for a career-high 85 receiving yards, including a career-long 62-yard reception.  Earned College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Performer of the Week honors.
•    At UCLA (10/12), recorded a career-high 224 all-purpose yards (63 rushing, 3 receiving, season-high 158 kick return).
•    At Washington (10/26), collected a season-high 90 yards and one touchdown on four carries that featured a season-long 73-yard scoring jaunt that was Cal’s longest of the campaign.
•    At Colorado (11/16), made his first career start and posted 78 rushing yards and one touchdown, including a 55-yard scoring run that was the team’s second-longest of the year.
•    Majored in public health at California.

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) High School and finished his prep football career with 3,397 rushing yards and 44 touchdowns on 559 carries, while adding 48 receptions for 704 receiving yards and four scoring catches.  Notched 14 career 100-yard rushing games.
•     Played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl following a 2012 senior season in which he earned numerous other honors including All-American (PrepStar), first team Division I All-State and first team All-Area (Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Times).
•    As a senior (2012), led the Serra League in rushing yards (1,420), rushing touchdowns (18) and scoring (120 points).  Picked up his rushing totals during his senior season on 215 carries, while he added 18 receptions for 307 yards receiving and two touchdown grabs.
•     Posted a career-high 247 rushing yards with a single-game, career-high-tying four touchdowns on the ground against Bishop Amat.
•     As a junior (2011), carried the ball 183 times for 1,126 yards and 13 touchdowns, ranking second in the Serra League in rushing yards while adding nine receptions for 118 yards receiving and one touchdown.
•     As a sophomore (2010), carried the ball 161 times for 851 yards and 13 touchdowns, while adding 21 receptions for 279 yards receiving and one score.
•     In addition to his All-American football exploits made a name for himself with his speed that included becoming only the third person ever to win back-to-back individual California boys state titles in the 100 and 200 meters during his 2012 junior and 2013 senior track and field campaigns.
•     Recorded a personal best of a wind-aided 10.22 in the 100 meters which is the second-fastest time in California prep history, while his top legal time as a prep was a 10.33 to capture the 2012 state title and rank No. 4 nationally as a senior.
•     His prep personal best in the 200 meters was 20.73, which ranked No. 3 nationally as a senior.
•     Swept all 13 of his 100-meter races as a senior, while winning 12 of 13 times in the 200 meters and finishing second on the other occasion.
•     Also won the 4x400 meter relay and was the anchor for the winning 4x100 meter relay while his team captured the state title.
•     Finished second at the state meet in both the 100 and 200 meters as a sophomore.
•    His first name is pronounced CAL-fawn-ee.
•    Follow Muhammad on Twitter and Snapchat at @khalfanim.
•    Follow Muhammad on Instagram at @khalfani_muhammad.
•    List of favorites: (movie) “Avatar”; (TV show) “Spartacus”; (musician) Gucci Mane; (place to get away) anywhere playing video games; (food) lasagna and bean pie; (athletes as a child) his father Malik and (gulity pleasure) anything sour.
•    Born Khalfani Amir Muhammad on Sept. 26, 1994 in Inglewood, Calif.
 

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