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Joe Mixon
Player Profile:
Joe Mixon 1809403
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 211
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Oakley, Calif.
High School: Freedom HS
Season GP-GS Rush Yds. Avg. TD Long Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long
2015 13-4 113 753 6.7 7 66 28 356 12.7 4 76
2016 11-5 168 1183 7.0 8 79 32 449 14.0 5 60
Career 24-9 281 1936 6.9 15 79 60 805 13.4 9 76

Season KR Yds. Avg. TD Long PR
Yds. Avg. TD Long
2015 1 10 10.0 0 10 1 0 0.0 0 0
2016 21 494 23.5 1 97 4 25 6.2 0 15
Career 22 504 22.9 1 97 5 25 5.0 0 15

2016 (Through 12/3/16)
Ranks second in the nation with his 195.6 all-purpose yards per game ... Averaging 200.8 all-purpose yards in Big 12 play to rank second ... sits second in the Big 12 (among players with at least 50 carries) with his 7.0 yards per rush ... Ranks fourth among nation's running backs who average at least 100.0 rushing yards per game with his 7.04 yards per carry ... Ranks third in the Big 12 with his 107.5 rushing yards per game ... One of four players in OU history with at least five touchdowns from scrimmage of 40-plus yards in one season (has six) ... Has accounted for 14 touchdowns in four different fashions (only player in school history and in FBS this year to register TDs via pass, rush, reception and kickoff return in one season) ... Registered 377 all-purpose yards (second most in OU history) and scored five TDs in 63-56 win at Texas Tech (Oct. 22) ... Averaged 8.5 yards per carry and finished with career-high 263 rushing yards at Texas Tech (second most by a Big 12 player this year and sixth most in school history) ... Became first player in OU history to log 200 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving in a game (at Texas Tech) ... Became one of only two FBS players since 1996 to register three receiving TDs and two rushing scores in one game (at Texas Tech) ... Threw a 26-yard TD pass to Dede Westbrook against Kansas State (Oct. 15) ... Ranks fourth in the Big 12 with his 23.5 yards per kickoff return ... Returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown against Ohio State.

2015
Played in all 13 games with four starts ... started at running back and caught three passes for 11 yards and rushed three times for four yards in Orange Bowl against Clemson (12/31) ... led team with 136 rushing yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long 66-yard score, on 14 carries and caught one pass for 14 yards at Oklahoma State (11/28) ... gained 87 yards on 11 carries and returned one kick for 10 yards in start against TCU (11/21) ... rushed seven times for seven yards and had two receptions for 18 yards at Baylor (11/14) ... ran for 88 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and caught two passes for 11 yards against Iowa State (11/7) ... caught two passes for 72 yards and a touchdown and rushed six times for 44 yards at Kansas (10/31) ... started and ran for career-high 154 yards and two scores and caught one pass for 13 yards against Texas Tech (10/24) ... ran for 73 yards and a TD on 15 carries and made three receptions for 29 yards and another score at Kansas State (10/17) ... caught three passes for 12 yards and rushed six times for 24 yards against Texas (10/10) ... scored first rushing touchdown and finished with 43 yards on six carries against West Virginia (10/3) ... caught a career-high six passes for 48 yards and a touchdown and rushed six times for 28 yards against Tulsa (9/19) ... made first start of career at running back at Tennessee (9/12), rushing for 38 yards on 10 carries and catching two passes for 13 yards ... made Sooners debut with five rushes for 27 yards and three catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, including a 76-yard touchdown reception that was the longest catch ever by an OU freshman running back, against Akron (9/5)

2014
Redshirted.

High School
Five-star recruit by Rivals, 247Sports and Scout ... four-star recruit by ESPN ... rushed for 1,704 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior ... ran for 1,443 yards for 21 touchdowns as a junior ... scored a touchdown in Army All-American game ... No. 1 running back (Rivals) ... No. 1 running back (247Sports) ... No. 5 running back (Scout) ... No. 6 running back (ESPN) ... No. 2 player in California (Rivals) ... No. 3 player in California (247Sports) ... No. 4 player in California (ESPN) ... No. 53 in ESPN300.

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