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#27 LaRon Council

Running Back
Height: 5-10
Weight: 210

Class: Senior
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
Major: Stats, actuarual science with a minor in criminal justice

2008

Granted All-America status by four publications including Daktronics, which named him to its first team … Harlon Hill Trophy Regional Finalist … First-Team All-MIAA selection … Three-time MIAA Offensive Player of the Week (9/15, 9/29, 10/6) ... Named team Offensive MVP

Ranked third in the nation in rushing (1,739 yards) and second in the nation in scoring (36 touchdowns) … finished three touchdowns shy of the NCAA's single-season record … rushed for the third-most yards in program history … scored the second-most touchdowns in program history … 27 scores during the regular season is a program record … scored four touchdowns four times … tied a program playoff record with four touchdowns against North Alabama (12/6) … had eight 100-yard efforts including a career-best 197 yards and four touchdowns vs. Missouri Southern (11/8) … set an MIAA record with a 99-yard touchdown run vs. Central Missouri (10/11) … had a touchdown reception vs. Nebraska-Omaha (9/27) … caught 26 passes for 214 yards on the year … scored in every game except the finale

2007

Started the first four games at fullback before sustaining an injury ... returned to play the final three games of the season ... had a touchdown reception in each of the first two games ... had a career-long 32-yard catch vs. Nebraska-Omaha (9/8) ... carried 11 times for 80 yards at Missouri Western (9/15) ... included in the tally was a season-long carry of 18 yards ... finished as the third-leading rusher on the team ... two touchdown receptions tied for the third-most on the team

2006

Ran for career-high 133 yards on 13 carries in second half vs. Fort Hays (10/21) … Found the end zone for the first time vs. Emporia State (10/7) - a game in which he went for 88 yards on 11 totes … saw action in nine games ... broke his leg against Central Missouri (10/28)

Center High School

Participated in the Missouri Lions All-Star Game in July 2005 ... as a running back in 2004, totaled 1,920 yards on 221 attempts (8.7 avg.) ... added 20 rushing TDs ... posted season totals of 200 receiving yards on 14 catches (14.3 avg.) with four of those of the TD variety ... first-team all-state selection at running back ... first-team all-district and all-conference linebacker after ending with 127 total tackles as a senior ... Suburban Conference Blue Division Co-Defensive Player of the Year ... maintained a 3.6 grade point average ... named first-team all-district at punter, running back and defensive back in 2003.

Personal Bio

Son of Rose Mercer ... Born Aug. 2, 1986

Career Stats

Rushing G Att Yds TD Lg Avg/C Avg/G
2006 9 54 346 2 31 6.4 38.4
2007 7 35 177 0 18 5.1 25.7
2008 15 325 1739 35 99 5.4 115.9
2009 15 299 1782 22 64 6.0 118.8
Total 46 713 4044 59 99 5.7 87.9


Receiving G Rec Yds TD Lg Rec/G Avg/C AvgG
2006 9 1 0 0 0 0.1 0.0 0.0
2007 7 3 44 2 32 0.4 14.7 6.3
2008 15 26 214 1 29 1.7 8.2 14.3
2009 15 42 349 1 34 2.8 8.3 23.3
Total 46 72 607 4 34 1.6 8.4 13.2