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2018 Prospect Preview: Ryan Nall is one of the hardest backs to tackle in all of college football

By Austin Gayle
Aug 23, 2017

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PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Ryan Nall #34 of the Oregon State Beavers looks on during pregame warm ups prior to playing the Stanford Cardinal in an NCAA football game at Stanford Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
  • Oregon State senior RB Ryan Nall kept his jersey clean better than any other back in the country, earning the highest elusive rating (160.9) of any FBS running back with at least 90 carries last season.
  • Feeding into his high elusive rating, Nall forced 47 missed tackles on the ground and he also added another seven forced missed tackles on his 22 receptions.
  • In addition to his ability to make defenders miss, Nall proved he could simply run through his opposition. He ranked No. 1 among all FBS running backs with over 110 in yards after contact per attempt (5.03).
  • Nall stayed up through first contact on 40 percent of his rushes last season, ranking No. 5 among draft-eligible running backs.

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