Southern Miss' Fletcher aims for different goal

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

HATTIESBURG (AP) - Southern Miss tailback Damion Fletcher has reached so many career marks this season, he admits he doesn't keep up with all of them.

Fletcher is the NCAA's active rushing leader by more than 1,200 yards and has passed Ohio State's Archie Griffin to crack the Football Bowl Subdivision's career top 10 list. He needs just 3 yards to pass Georgia's Herschel Walker and 7 to pass TCU's Ladanian Tomlinson.

Fletcher currently sits at 5,256 yards, and needs just 123 yards in two games to become the ninth player in NCAA history with four 1,000-yard rushing seasons.

The numbers may boggle the mind, but all the 5-foot-10, 185-pound Biloxi, Miss., native wants to talk about right now is the Conference USA East Division title game against East Carolina on Saturday.

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