Former Gopher RB headlines 2018 M Club HOF

Published 4:25 pm Sunday, July 1, 2018

Former University of Minnesota running back Laurence Maroney was recently named a member of the 2018 M Club Hall of Fame class. The St. Louis native is one of nine former Gophers who will be formally inducted into the Hall on September 13, 2018.

Maroney was one of the best to ever wear the Maroon and Gold. He ranks second all-time in rushing yards (3,933) and 100-yard games (21) and fifth in touchdowns (32) despite playing only three seasons at Minnesota. Maroney is the only Gopher to rush for 10-plus touchdowns in three straight seasons and owns three of the seven longest runs (93 yards, 80 yards and 80 yards) in school history.

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Maroney’s tenure in Dinkytown was so dominant that he is the only Gopher in school history to rank in the top five in yards by a freshman, sophomore and junior. His 1,121 yards as a freshmen rank second and so do his 1,348 yards as a sophomore. Maroney’s 1,464 yards as a junior rank first by class and rank second all-time in school history.

Maroney owns the two-longest streaks (seven and six games) in school history for consecutive 100-yard games and is tied for the school record with three 200-yard games. He averaged a head-turning 5.96 yards per carry, which ranks fourth in school history. However, Maroney had 340 more carries than anyone in the top three and his 660 career carries (tied for third in school history) are the most for anyone in the top 10 by 85 carries.