Football


E.B. Halsey
E.B. Halsey
26

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Elizabeth, N.J.

High School:
Elizabeth

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 200

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
10/13/1983

Experience:
2-1

updated 11/06


2006: Caught two passes for 14 yards and returned four punts for 36 yards with a 13-yard long at Penn State ... Returned four punts for 31 yards with a 15-yard long and three kickoffs for 44 yards with a 16-yard long against Ohio ... Threw his first career touchdown pass at Michigan State, a 16-yard score to Jacob Willis ... Rushed 11 times for 82 yards and a touchdown against Eastern Illinois ... Also had a career-long 39-yard rush against the Panthers.

2005: Played in all 11 games, starting nine ... Finished the season as the team's leading receiver with 38 receptions ... Third on the team in rushing with 349 yards on 84 carries ... Named a team captain for 2005, as voted by the team ... Ranks 21st on the school's all-time rushing list with 1,335 career yards ... Ranks eighth on the career punt return yardage and average list ... Carried the ball 7 times for 41 yards, 5.9 yards per rush against Northwestern ... Had two carries for a team-high 35 yards at Ohio State ... Rushed 10 times for 44 yards against Wisconsin ... Picked up 27 yards on five carries against and caught two passes for 10 yards against PSU ... Hauled in a career-high 11 receptions at Iowa, one for a 1-yard touchdown ... His 11-reception performance is the seventh best single-game mark in school history ... Returned a kick for a career-high 76 yards against Michigan State ... Rushed for 75 yards and one touchdown against San Jose State ... With a four-yard run in the first quarter against Rutgers, Halsey reached 1,000 career rushing yards ... Halsey's 13-yard touchdown catch that tied the game vs. Rutgers in the fourth quarter was his fifth touchdown reception of his career ... Set up the game-winning overtime touchdown with a 20-yard screen pass in which he cut back to the opposite sideline and was tackled at the Rutgers two-yard line.

2004: Ranked eighth in the Big Ten in punt return average with 8.4 yards per return ... Tied for second on the team with five touchdowns on the season ... Tallied 83 yards on 15 carries vs. Purdue ...Had 91 yards rushing vs. Western Michigan with two touchdowns, including game-winning 4-yard run with 1:02 remaining ...Set up Illinois' game-winning drive against Western Michigan with a 40-yard punt return ... Had 97 yards rushing with one TD and 26 yards receiving vs. UCLA ...Ran for 79 yards and two TDs vs. Florida A&M.

2003: Selected as the team's Rookie of the Year ... Chosen the Male Newcomer of the Year for all sports at Illinois' annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet ... Racked up 1,285 all purpose yards, including 525 rushing, 303 receiving and 457 returning kicks ... Averaged 142.8 yards per game to rank 19th nationally ... Led the team in rushing yardage, kickoff returns and all purpose yardage ... Became the first Illinois true freshman to top 100 yards rushing in his first game by gaining 139 yards on 20 carries vs. Missouri, while also catching six passes for 46 yards ... Scored the first touchdown of his career on a 10-yard reception vs. California and also hauled in a 29-yarder against the Bears ... Caught seven passes for 93 yards vs. California ... Made seven receptions for 57 yards and one TD vs. Wisconsin ... Had the first rushing TD of his career vs. the Badgers ... Returned a punt 41 yards for a TD at Purdue ... Ran for 75 yards on 19 carries vs. Michigan State and had six receptions for 39 yards and one TD ... Had a one yard touchdown run vs. Northwestern ... Missed three games due to a sprained knee ...Started every game he played in except the season opener vs. Missouri.

2002: Joined the Illinois squad as a gray shirt in the spring of 2003.

High School: 2001 Gatorade Player of the Year for New Jersey ... Won the Junior Heisman Award for the state of New Jersey ... Named the Newark Star Ledger's Offensive Player of the Year, gaining an average of 13.4 yards every time he touched the ball ... Prep Star All-American ... SuperPrep All-American ... No. 1 running back out of the East according to Prep Star ... Fourth-rated player from the state of New Jersey according to SuperPrep ... Named to Prep Star's Dream Team as the No. 6 running back nationally ... Rushed for 1,303 yards and scored 15 touchdowns as a senior ... Also Recorded 24 catches for 464 yards and four scores ... Returned 14 punts and eight kicks for 908 combined return yards and scored on four returns ... Garnered All-County and All-Conference accolades as a senior ... Helped lead Elizabeth High School to state championships in 1999 and 2000 ... Earned eight varsity letters in football, wrestling, basketball and track ... Averaged 9.4 yards per carry and caught 26 passes for 411 yards and four touchdowns as a junior ... Scored on four kick returns to win state offensive player of the year honors ... High school coach was Jerry Moore.

Personal: Full given name is Ibrahim Q. Halsey ... Born Oct. 13, 1983 in Newark, N.J. ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ... The son of Donna Halsey and Andre Johnson ... The nephew of Brett and Phyllis Wyatt ... Has six brothers and two sisters ... Nickname is E.B. ... Favorite athlete is former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders.

Career Highs
Carries: 24 at UCLA, 9/13/03
Yards: 139 vs. Missouri, 8/30/03
Long Rush: 39 vs. Eastern Illinois, 9/2/06
Rushing TDs: 2, twice (last time vs. W. Michigan, 9/18/04)
Receptions:11 at Iowa, 10/1/05
Receiving Yards: 93 vs. California, 9/20/03
Long Reception: 29 vs. California, 9/20/03
Receiving TDs: 2 vs. California, 9/20/03
Long KO Return: 76 vs. Michigan State, 9/24/05

Halsey's Game-By-Game Offensive Statistics

R U S H I N G R E C E I V I N G
GAME/YEAR G CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LG
Missouri 20139030646 0 11
ILLINOIS STATE 20730835 0 2
at UCLA 2476016215 0 11
CALIFORNIA 1951011793 2 29
WISCONSIN 1043118757 1 17
at Purdue 570300 0 0
at Michigan 8120312 0 2
NORTHWESTERN 1549110546 0 20
2003 Totals9140525
(3.8 ypc,
58.3 ypg)
23037303
(8.2 ypc,
33.7 ypg)
4 29
FLORIDA A&M 167921226 0 6
UCLA 2197123426 0 11
WESTERN MICHIGAN 209121500 0 0
PURDUE 1583023212 0 8
at Wisconsin 827020522 0 12
at Michigan State 41003215 0 12
at Minnesota 8230600 0
IOWA 1033012214 0 10
INDIANA 470400 0 0
at Northwestern 51105214 0 9
2004 Totals10111461
(4.2 ypc,
46.1 ypg)
52319109
5.7 ypc,
10.9 ypg)
0 12
RUTGERS 1650015760 1 20
SAN JOSE STATE 1675118222 0 22
at California 7604630 0 10
MICHIGAN STATE 6170736 0 5
at Iowa 413071140 1 12
at Indiana 41801613 0 3
PENN STATE 52709210 0 7
WISCONSIN 104402100 0 0
at Ohio State 2350322-2 0 2
at Purdue 7230713 0 3
NORTHWESTERN 741015313 0 11
2005 Totals1184349
(4.2 ypc,
31.7 ypg)
13238185
(4.9 ypr,
16.8 ypg)
2 22
EASTERN ILLINOIS 118213900 0 0
at Rutgers 7170516 0 6
SYRACUSE 00001-4 0 0
IOWA 12021-5 0 0
at Michigan State 360300 0 0
INDIANA 110115 0 5
OHIO 000000 0 0
at Penn State 0000214 0 14
at Wisconsin 130016 0 6
Ohio State 110100 0 0
2006 Totals1025112
(4.6 ypc,
12.3 ypg)
139722 0 14
CAREER TOTALS403601447
4.0 ypc,
37.1 ypg)
939101619
(6.1 ypr,
15.9 ypg)
6 29

Halsey's Year-By-Year Return Statistics

KICK-OFF RETURNS PUNT RETURNS
GAME/YEAR G NO YDS AVG TD LG NO YDS AVG TD LG
2003 Totals916378
23.60668 79 9.9 1 41
2004 Totals1000
0.00027 226 8.4 0 40
2005 Totals117144
7616 73 4.6 0 21
2006 Totals1013227
17.502520 101 5.1 0 20
CAREER TOTALS4036749
20.807671 479 6.7 1 41
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