Iowa St RB White hopes to build on solid season

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August 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State’s James White sure likes what he hears from his coach. Paul Rhoads says the Cyclones will run the football — a lot. White grinned when he heard that and he should. White became the starter last fall after a neck injury in the fourth game sidelined Shontrelle Johnson. He responded by bursting through a hole and sprinting 76 yards for a touchdown against Baylor in the very next game. He finished the season as the team’s leading rusher with 743 yards on 159 carries, a solid 4.7 per carry average. He also caught 21 passes, scored a team-best nine touchdowns and had seven runs of more than 25 yards.