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• 2015 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 As a true freshman, Rivers played in all 12 games, serving as the Commodores' No. 2 running back behind Ralph Webb... Finished the season with 218 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 61 carries... Rivers' powerful built gave Commodore rushing attack different dimension from Webb's style... Set single-game highs with 73 rushing yards on 17 carries in victory over Old Dominion... Had 47 yards and a score in win over Charleston Southern... First career rushing touchdown came at Georgia.
High School Three-year starting RB for two Atlanta area schools, Stephenson HS and Tucker HS... As senior RB, rushed for 1,127 yards and 22 TDs for 9-3 Stephenson squad that advanced to second round of Class AAAAA playoffs... Earned First Team All-Area honors as senior... Played in postseason DeKalb County All-Star Game... Transferred to Stephenson prior to senior season... As a junior at nearby Tucker HS, was DeKalb County's leading rusher with 1,110 yards and 14 TDs, helping Tucker to 10-3 and state quarterfinals... As sophomore, rushed for 882 yards and 18 TDs helping Tucker to 15-0 record and AAAA state title... Honors student, Atlanta Carson Scholar recipient.
Personal Dallas James Rivers... Undeclared Major... Born May 25, 1996... Son of Rhonda and Lester Rivers III... Has two younger brothers, Dawson and Dylan... Involved in Young Life organization, worked as counselor at local summer camps... Video game enthusiast.
Career Highs Total Carries: 17, vs. Charleston Southern, 11/1/2014 Total Yards: 73 yards, vs. Old Dominion, 11/1/2014 Longest Rush: 12 yards, vs. Old Dominion, 11/1/2014 All Purpose Yards: 117 yards, vs. Old Dominion, 11/1/2014 Touchdowns: 1, (2x) Last vs. Charleston Southern, 10/11/2014