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#11 Troy Vital
Position: RB
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 223
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Copperas Cove, Texas
High School: Copperas Cove High School
Experience: 1 Letter
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2011: Played in seven games ... had 20 carries for 40 yards and one TD, and one reception for eight yards.

2010: Played in 11 of 13 games ... gained 163 yards on 43 carries as part of Idaho’s backfield rotation ... also caught five passes for 25 yards to total 188 all-purpose yards ... best outing was 76 rushing yards and 12 receiving yards in season-finale against San Jose State.

2009: Idaho’s depth at running back allowed the Vandals to redshirt Vital.

2008: Played in 10 games before being injured and missing the final two ... carried the ball 54 times for 210 yards and one score ... best game was 48 yards on eight carries at Fresno State ... also caught four passes for 28 yards.

High school: First-team Class 4A Associated Press All-State selection … as a senior, carried the ball 243 times for 2,034 yards (8.4 per carry) and 25 touchdowns … never fumbled … set Copperas Cove single-game rushing record of 327 yards on 18 carries … also scored four TDs in that game … also ran track … at District 16-4A championships as a junior, finished second in the 300 hurdles, third in the long and triple jumps, was on the winning 4x400 relay team and on the runner-up 4x200 relay team.

Personal: Son of Demika and Keith Vital ... born Aug. 24, 1990.

Single-game highs

Carries – 17 (vs. San Jose State, Dec. 4, 2010);

Rushing yards – 76 (vs. San Jose State, Dec. 4, 2010);

Rushing touchdowns – 1, three times (vs. San Jose State, Dec. 4, 2010; vs. North Dakota, Sept. 2, 2010, and at San Diego State, Sept. 27, 2008);

Receptions – 2, three times (vs. Boise State, Nov. 12, 2010; vs. Nevada, Nov. 6, 2010, and at San Diego State, Sept. 27, 2008);

Receiving yards – 16 (vs. Western Michigan, Sept. 13, 2008);

Long rush – 13 (at Fresno State, Oct. 11, 2008);

Long reception – 16 (vs. Western Michigan, Sept. 13, 2008).

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