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Fred Wendt
22  Fred Wendt

Hometown:
El Paso, Texas

Position:
Running Back

Years Played:
1942, 46-48

The only player in UTEP history to rush for more than 300 yards, burning New Mexico State for 326 in 1948 ... his 1,546 yards during the 1948 season stood as a school record for more than 60 years ... his 2,166 yards is ninth-best on the career charts ... upon graduation he held the NCAA record for single-season rushing years, single-season scoring (152 points), single-game rushing (326 vs. New Mexico State) and single-game scoring (42 vs. New Mexico State) ... he still ranks first in single-season scoring and single-game scoring ... his single-season rushing yards record would stand until 1969, when O.J. Simpson of USC broke the mark ... earned All-America honors in 1947 and 1948.

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