CLINTON, S.C. – Presbyterian College freshman running back Torrance Marable capped off the 2017 season by earning his third Big South Freshman of the Week honor this season, the league announced on Monday. Marable is just the second PC player to receive the weekly award three times.
Marable closed out his rookie campaign with a career-high 186 rushing yards on 16 carries with his team-high sixth touchdown of the season. The 186 rushing yards were tied for the second-most in a game in PC’s Division I history and the third-most by a Big South player this season. The total includes a 78-yard touchdown run to start the second half, the longest play by PC this season. The game was Marable’s fifth with at least 100 rushing yards this season, second-most in the Big South.
Marable, a native of Decatur, Ga., rushed for 1,038 yards this season, becoming the second player in PC’s Division I history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season and the first freshman to do so. He would have been the first Big South player to rush for 1,000 yards since 2008 if not for Monmouth’s Pete Guerriero, who also went over the 1,000-yard mark this season. The product of Towers High School led the Big South in rushing yards on the year, while finishing second in rushing yards per game and yards per rush. The rookie also led the team in touchdowns with six, the most by a PC player since 2015.
Marable joins Lance Byrd (2009) as the only PC players to win Big South Freshman of the Week multiple times, both receiving the honor three times. Marable led the league with the three rookie honors with no other player taking it more than twice.