Drafted: Pick 2 of the 4th round by Detroit
Positives: Big, physical back who is quick to the holes...Senses the crease well and takes advantage of his size to punish defensive backs when he breaks into the open field...Has a sharp acceleration off the snap and shows the leaping ability and instincts to go over the top...Has reliable hands, holding on to the ball securely running through traffic...Power runner with good straight-line speed...Patient waiting for blocks to develops...Will drive forward with force and shows good leg drive...Has the acceleration needed to cut around the corner...Shows good separation ability and cuts sharply in the short area passing game...Has an aggressive blocking nature and is quick to pick up the blitz...Runs with good body lean and impressive short-burst balance...More comfortable moving the chains than going for the big play.
Negatives: Not that protective of the ball...His small hands have resulted in a high amount of fumbles throughout his career...Does not have the speed to burst out of his stance in an instant and also lacks the sustained speed to be a tackle-breaker...More of a straight- ahead runner, lacking the juking moves and quickness to consistently turn the corner...While showing a willingness to face up to the defenders, he lacks the overall strength to be effective as a blocker...Despite his short area quickness, he is hesitant to kick it into that extra gear needed to get to the second level...Must stay at a low pad level (tends to get upright, which prevents him from being effective at moving the pile).
Versatile back with experience at both tailback and fullback...Started 14 of 34 games for the Wildcats...Ran for over 100 yards eleven times during his career...Ran for 2105 yards and 17 touchdowns on 438 attempts (4.8 avg) and totaled 407 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 58 receptions during his career.
All-American honorable mention by CNN/SI...All-Southeastern Conference first-team pickby the SEC coaches, Associated Press, The Sporting News, College Football News, the Birmingham News and Mobile Register...Named the SEC's Most Improved Player by the Southeastern Post...Mobile Register SEC Player of the Year...Semi-finalist for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's premier running back...Started nine games, leading the team with 283 carries for 1414 yards (5.0 avg) and 13 tds...His 1414 yards is the second-highest single-season rushing total in school history behind Moe Williams' 1600 yards in 1995...Caught 37 passes for 264 yards (7.1 avg) and a pair of scores.
Louisville...Opened the season with 28 runs for 87 yards and an 8-yard score, adding 36 yards on 3 catches.
Texas-El Paso...Fumbled the ball, but picked up 116 yards on 16 tries with a 9-yard score.
Indiana...Rushed 25 times for 141 yards and a fumble..Snatched 10 passes for 92 yards and a 7-yard touchdown.
Middle Tennessee...Followed with 24 attempts for 163 yards and 3 scores, adding 19 yards and a touchdown on 3 receptions.
Florida...Gained 90 yards on 20 tries with a 1-yard touchdown and 21 yards on 4 catches.
South Carolina...Carried 25 times for 117 yards and made 8 catches for 43 yards.
Arkansas...Scored on a 12-yard run as he rushed 26 times for 67 yards.
Georgia...Added 111 yards on 19 tries, including a 33-yard touchdown.
Mississippi State...Ran 31 times for 104 yards and a 1-yard score.
Louisiana State...Turned the ball over on a fumble, but made up for the miscue with 27 carries for 143 yards and an 18-yard reception.
Vanderbilt...Rushed for a career-high 224 yards and four touchdowns on 31 attempts and caught 4 passes for 25 yards...His 224 yards rank sixth on the school's game-record list while his four scores tied another Wildcat record held by several players (most recently by Moe Williams vs. South Carolina in 1995).
Tennessee...Lost the ball on a fumble and totaled 51 yards on 11 chances in his final game.
Moved to tailback, starting three games...Led the team as he carried 100 times for 441 yards (4.4 avg) and four touchdowns...Caught 12 passes for 115 yards (9.6 avg).
Ball State and Vanderbilt...Scored on 1-yard runs in each game.
Mississippi...Amassed 130 yards on 17 tries with 1 & 66-yard touchdowns.
South Carolina...Followed with 105 yards on 19 attempts.
Tennessee...Gained 52 yards on 14 carries and 34 yards on 5 catches.
Played in seven games, starting vs. Louisville and South Florida at fullback...Gained 188 yards on 39 carries (4.8 avg) and 28 yards on nine catches (3.1 avg).
Florida...Had his first career 100-yard game as he totaled 125 yards on 17 attempts.
Appeared in four games as a reserve fullback, carrying 16 times for 62 yards (3.9 avg).
No injuries reported.
Campus Agility Tests
4.56 in the 40-yard dash...32.5-inch vertical jump...Bench presses 225 pounds 18 times... 16/28 Wonderlic score.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
31 1/2 9 1/2 14
Attended Hopkinsville (Ky.) High...Three-year starter, lining up as a defensive back his sophomore season, then started at running back and outside linebacker his final two years...Rushed 361 times for 3274 yards and 33 touchdowns during his senior season... Caught 29 passes for 340 yards and three scores and averaged 19.2 yards on punt returns, including an 89-yarder for a touchdown that year...Named Class AAA State Player of the Year as a senior...Earned first-team All-State honors from The Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal...Chosen to the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth"...Ffinalist for Kentucky's "Mr. Football" award...Honorable mention All-American by USA Today...As a junior, he was chosen second-team All-State by AP and third- team by the Courier-Journal...Three-year member of the All-Conference and All-Area teams...Amazing career totals include 704 rushing attempts for 5829 yards (8.3 avg) and 68 touchdowns...Amassed 8114 all-purpose yards, 84 total touchdowns, and 516 points during his career...Led Hopkinsville to a three-year record of 38-5, including a berth in the state championship game in his last two seasons...Coached by Craig Clayton...Three-year letterman in track, competing in the 400-meter run...Regional champion in the 400 meters the last two years and finished third in the state meet as a junior...Member of the Fellow-ship of Christian Athletes, the Key Club, and the Champions Club.
Telecommunications major...Helped serve meals at the Hope Center shelter (1999-2000)... Guest speaker at area elementary schools (2000-01)...Aunt, Sue Eenels, ran track at Western Kentucky and an uncle, Willie Eenels, was a wrestler in junior college...Son of Tina Pinner...First name is pronounced "ar-TUSE"...Born Artose Deonce Pinner on 1/05/78 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
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