Skyhawk Football | Abou Toure - 24

HometownFramingham, Mass.
Height/Weight6-2 - 230 lbs.

2013: Was a true ground threat for the Skyhawk offense, playing in 11 games with one start (at Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 16)…Rushed for 509 yards on 87 carries (5.9 yards per carry) with two touchdowns as the Skyhawks’ backup running back…Saved his best two efforts for his final two games, rushing for 113 yards on 17 carries at Memphis (Nov. 9) while gaining 111 yards on 17 carries at Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 16)…All but one yard of the Eastern Kentucky total came in the first half before he left the game after the first play of the third quarter…Ripped off runs of 54 yards (at Eastern Kentucky) and 51 yards (at Memphis)…Found the endzone in OVC road wins at Tennessee Tech (Oct. 10) and at Austin Peay (Oct. 26)…Also took back six kick returns for 109 yards, with a long of 36 yards against Tennessee State on Oct. 19.

BEFORE UTM: Played last season at Utah State, a Football Bowl Subdivision school in Logan, Utah…Playing for head coach Gary Andersen at Utah State, the Aggies set a school record with 11 victories (including a perfect 6-0 Western Athletic Conference record) and ended the season ranked No. 16 in the Associated Press poll…Playing behind honorable mention All-American and eventual NFL Draft pick Kerwynn Williams, Toure saw action in one game last season, tallying two carries for six yards in Utah State’s season-opening 34-3 win over Southern Utah on Aug. 30…Before Utah State, he played for head coach Todd Vasey at Dean College in Franklin, Mass., where the Bulldogs finished with an 8-1 record in 2011…Scored a pair of touchdowns in the season opener against Naval Academy Prep School before a high ankle sprain led to a season-ending injury and a medical redshirt…Experienced tremendous success as a freshman while attending Valley Forge Military College in Wayne, Pa. in 2010…Playing under head coach Don DiCarlo, he chalked up first team All-Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference accolades after rushing for more than 1,000 yards and helping the Trojans to an undefeated season…As a prep, he attended Framingham High School in Framingham, Mass….Playing for head coach Gary Doherty, he amassed 1,204 yards on 144 carries with 11 touchdowns to guide the Flyers to the 2009 state championship…Garnered first team All-Bay State Conference accolades and was selected to play in the Shrine All-Star Game.

PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 24, 1991…Son of Ali Toure and Faton Lisset…Originally born in the Ivory Coast…Majoring in business.

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