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Akrum Wadley

Akrum Wadley

Running Back

#38

Experience: R

Height: 5-10

Age: 23

Weight: 194 lbs

College: Iowa

Biography

Signed by the Titans as a free agent on May 11, 2018…appeared in 43 games with 16 starts over four seasons at Iowa…carried the ball 536 times for 2,872 yards and 28 touchdowns…his carries rank fourth, his rushing yards rank fifth, and his rushing touchdowns are fourth all-time in program history…posted 14 career 100-yard rushing games…added 71 receptions for 761 yards and seven touchdowns and returned nine kickoffs for 271 yards as a Hawkeye…his 35 total touchdowns rank second all-time in Iowa history…totaled 3,904 all-purpose yards which ranks ninth in program history and scored 210 total points which is 10th all-time in Hawkeye history…one of four players in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons.

As a senior (2017), played in all 13 games with 12 starts for Iowa…carried the ball for a team-leading 252 attempts for 1,109 yards and 10 touchdowns…caught 28 passes for 353 yards and three touchdowns…averaged 30.1 yards on nine kickoff returns for 271 yards…carried the ball a career-high 28 times for 118 yards and one touchdown at Iowa State (9/9)…totaled 283 all-purpose yards with one score and was named MVP in the Pinstripe Bowl vs. Boston College (12/27)…earned third team All-Big Ten, SI.com All-Bowl team and Roy J. Carver Most Valuable Player recognition…also named to the Maxwell Award preseason Watch List and Doak Walker Award preseason Watch List…as a junior (2016), saw action in all 13 games with one start…led the Hawkeyes in rushing with 168 attempts for 1,081 yards and 10 touchdowns…ranked second on the team in receiving with 36 receptions for 315 yards and three touchdowns…led Iowa in scoring with 78 points…carried the ball 15 times for 176 yards and a score at Purdue (10/15)…earned third team All-Big Ten recognition by conference coaches and honorable mention All-Big Ten by Big Ten media recognition…as a sophomore (2015), appeared in nine games with three starts…rushed 83 times for 496 yards and seven touchdowns…added six receptions for 94 yards and a score…rushed for a career-high four touchdowns at Northwestern (10/17) which tied Iowa’s single-game record…as a redshirt freshman (2014), saw action in eight games and rushed 33 times for 186 yards and one touchdown…named honorable mention Freshman All-Big Ten by BTN.com…as a true freshman (2013), redshirted…graduated from Iowa in 2017 with a degree in communications.

High school/personal: attended Weequahic (N.J.) High School where he played both running back and defensive back…named second team all-state, Essex County Player of the Year, first team all-conference, all-city and all-county as a senior…carried the ball 105 times for 1,548 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior… also played basketball and ran track…son of Sheronda Phelps and John Wadley…@akrum_wadley on Twitter and @topdogwadley on Instagram…born Akrum Wadley on March 13, 1995, in Newark, N.J.

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