#32 Ashton Shumpert
Position: RB
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 218
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fulton, MS
High School: Itawamba AHS
Experience: 2 Letters
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CAREER: A sophomore who burst on the scene as a true freshman in 2013 ... Will be expected to play a prominent role in the backfield this season … A power back who has the leg drive to create extra yards after contact ... A receiving option out of the backfield who continues to develop in blitz pickup role ... Also played a prominent role on special teams a season ago and may do so again this year ... Played in all 12 games as a rookie and tallied 190 rushing yards to go along with 22 receiving yards ... Scored a trio of rushing touchdowns during freshman year ... Enters sophomore year with a 4.1 yards per carry average. 

2013 TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON: A member of the running back rotation who finished fourth on the squad with 190 rushing yards ... Played in 12 of the 13 games … Did not play against Oklahoma State … Carried 46 times and averaged 4.1 yards per carry while scoring three touchdowns ... Dangerous on second-down rushes, averaging 4.9 yards a carry with five first downs and all three TDs ... Turned both third-and-short carries (two yards or fewer) into first downs ... Added four receptions for 22 yards ... Rushed for 98 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Alcorn State (9/7) in first appearance ... Became the first Mississippi State true freshman to score two touchdowns in collegiate debut since Chad Bumphis in the 2009 season opener against Jackson State ... Was the first true freshman Bulldog running back to lead the team in rushing yardage during debut since Anthony Dixon in 2006 ... One of only two true freshmen at the FBS level during the 2013 campaign to rush for 90 or more yards and score two or more touchdowns in collegiate debut (Aaron Jones/UTEP/127 yds., 2 TD) ... Scored first career touchdown on a one-yard rush in the second quarter and added another one-yard run during the third frame versus the Braves ... Surpassed 20 rushing yards two more times during the campaign with 28 versus Troy (9/21) and 29 against Rice in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl (12/31) ... Made a season-long 14-yard reception against Alcorn State.  

HIGH SCHOOL: Widely considered one of the state’s top players who was named the 2012 Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year ... Named the Offensive Player of the Year by the Tupelo Daily Journal ... Rated a four-star prospect by, and 247Sports ... Listed as No. 3 on the Clarion-Ledger’s Most Wanted List ... The No. 20 running back in the country by ... Ranked by as the No. 30 athlete in the country and fourth-best prospect in the state ... Burst onto the scene as a senior following a four-week absence due to sickness ... Helped the Indians to a 12-0 start before losing to eventual 4A state champion Noxubee County . . . Rushed 153 times for 1,796 yards, an average of 11.7 yards-per-carry, and 25 touchdowns ... Caught 15 passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns while also helping the defensive side with 64 tackles and two interceptions ... Spent sophomore and junior seasons at Tupelo High School, rushing for over 2,000 yards and 23 touchdowns ... Named Class 6A First-Team All-State following sophomore year ... Began high school career with Itawamba ... A preseason member of the Clarion Ledger’s Dandy Dozen ... Chosen to Team Mississippi in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic, getting the start at running back.

PERSONAL: Born Ashton O. Shumpert on Dec. 29, 1994 … Nickname is “Ash” … Parents are Stacey Green and April Shumpert. 

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