Depth at running back will keep the Tigers’ backfield fresh

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 19, 2021 4:45 PM CT | Published: August 19, 2021 4:45 PM CT
<strong>University of Memphis running back Kylan Watkins breaks a tackle on his way to a touchdown during the Tigers' home opener against Arkansas State on Sept. 5, 2020.&nbsp;Last season, Watkins averaged 5.3 yards per carry on his way to tallying 433 yards on 81 touches.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

University of Memphis running back Kylan Watkins breaks a tackle on his way to a touchdown during the Tigers' home opener against Arkansas State on Sept. 5, 2020. Last season, Watkins averaged 5.3 yards per carry on his way to tallying 433 yards on 81 touches. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

Memphis is fortunate to have multiple running backs at its disposal to keep the backfield as fresh as possible.

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Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner originally is from Indiana but comes to Memphis by way of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He spent the past two years writing for the Tulsa World covering Oklahoma State University athletics. He credits his early writing experience to his days as a high school sports reporter for the Republic Newspaper in Columbus, Indiana, and various internships, including at the NCAA and USA Basketball. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and his Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from IUPUI in Indianapolis.


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