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27 DiAndre Atwater

At Princeton — 2013: earned second-team All-Ivy League honors and helped Princeton break Ivy League records in both scoring offense (43.7) and total offense (511.6) … finished sixth in the Ivy League with 50.8 yards per game … ran for career-best 111 yards and two touchdowns in season opener against nationally ranked Lehigh … had first career touchdown catch against Yale; suffered injury later in the game that kept him out of finale at Dartmouth … helped offense record five 50-point games during eight-game win streak; team had scored 50 points only four times in previous 467 games … helped Princeton win 10th Ivy League title in program history, and first since 2006 season … featured on an episode of "NFL Films Presents" when Princeton played at Georgetown, where his older brother Steve played defensive back. 2012: played in four games during injury-plagued season, but rushed 29 times for 181 yards … scored first collegiate touchdown on 53-yard run against Georgetown in home debut on ESPNU … averaged 4.6 yards per carry, the best for any running back on the roster; averaged 45.2 rushing yards per game, second-most on the team … rushed 15 times for 92 yards in debut against Georgetown, a single-season high for Princeton in 2012 … added 51 yards on 13 carries in Ivy League debut at Columbia … caught three passes for 26 yards.

At Peachtree Ridge — earned all-county and all-region honors as a running back ... scholar-athlete honoree ... set school and county record by rushing for 302 yards in last playoff game ... led team to regional final and state playoffs ... selected to the Gwinnett County All-Star Game and the AT&T Georgia Junior Bowl ... named team captain as a senior ... three-time Academic Letter honoree.

Personal — born March 16, 1994 ... son of Steve and Letha Atwater ... both parents are retired; father played 11 years in the NFL, including 10 with the Denver Broncos, and made eight Pro Bowls ... has an older brother Steve and two younger sisters, Paris and Malaysia; Steve played football at Georgetown ... enjoys ping-pong, fishing and cooking ... may study economics at Princeton.

Year Rushes Yds Avg TD Long Avg/Gm
2012 39 181 4.6 1 53 45.2
2013 97 457 4.7 2 28 50.8
Totals 136 638 4.7 3 53 49.1
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
Hometown: Duluth, Ga.
High School: Peachtree Ridge
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