3. Todd Mays – Junior
Todd Mays makes his way to Stillwater by the way of East Mississippi Community College, where he led the mighty Lions to two consecutive 12-0 seasons and back-to-back NJCAA football national championships, logging time at running back, wide receiver, and even quarterback.
Mays averaged 5.8 yards per carry in 2014 while running for seven touchdowns, and completed 93.8 percent of his passes, finishing 15-of-16 with one touchdown pass. He also totaled 17 catches, finishing with 200 yards and two touchdowns. ESPN listed Mays as the No. 7 junior college running back recruit by season’s end.
Mays came into Stillwater listed as an athlete, but was named as a running back by the time spring practice rolled around. Mays’ arrival is crucial for the Cowboys, as they are in dire need of replacing the multi-talented Hill. Mays may not have the speed of Hill, but he will no doubt be a threat out of the backfield, seeing time in the slot, and possibly returning kicks. He also gives the Cowboys yet another talented running back option with quarterback experience, which could lend itself to quite a few trick plays, something Gundy has been known to do without hesitation.
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