Tyrell FenroyUL-Lafayette Football – 2008 Corbett Award Winner
The male Corbett Award winner for 2008 is one of the most successful running backs in state history. UL-Lafayette running back Tyrell Fenroy, a product of LaPlace, ended his career as the all-time Louisiana college rushing leader with 4,646 yards after completing his senior season with school records in rushing yards (1,375) and rushing touchdowns (19).
In 2008, Fenroy became only the seventh player in NCAA history with four 1,000-yard rushing seasons and shattered the UL and Sun Belt records for career rushing yards and career rushing touchdowns. Fenroy was one of 10 semifinalists for the prestigious Doak Walker Award and was also a semifinalist for the Underdog Award by NationalChamps.net which recognizes the best FBS Mid-Major player in the nation. He was named National Player of the Week after recording 297 rushing yards and three TD’s in a rivalry game at UL-Monroe and was the SBC Offensive Player of the Week three times in 2008.
Fenroy led the Sun Belt in rushing and scoring, both overall and per game, while placing ninth in the nation in rushing and fifth overall in scoring. He was named to the All-Sun Belt team for the fourth consecutive season and honored as the 2008 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year. He was the nation’s active career rushing leader and was named the 2008 Louisiana Sportswriters Offensive Player of the Year.
The star running back joined the Ragin’ Cajuns after an illustrious prep career at St. Charles Catholic High School in which he amassed 5,714 career total yards and 82 touchdowns.