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Bobby Rainey | Running Back

Team: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 205

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Bobby Rainey established season highs with 43 carries and 227 yards and tied his season’s best with 3 TDs in a 41-18 win over visiting Troy.
Rainey’s career highs for carries (45) and yards (248) were against Middle Tennessee last season. The senior was 70-384-5 the last two years against Troy. This season, Rainey has 1,685 yards rushing and 13 TDs. Sat, Nov 26, 2011 06:30:00 PM

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Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey ran for over 200 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Lousiana-Lafayette.

Rainey pounded the ball 32 times for 206 yards to help the Hilltoppers win their first home game in the last 18 tries. Rainey added TD rushes of 1, 5, and 24 yards, and even threw a 31-yard pass to help the team win their third game in a row. The senior back now has 910 yards and eight touchdowns on the year.
Sat, Oct 22, 2011 08:52:00 PM

All season Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey has put his team on his shoulders but it has still not been enough to get the win most of the time.  Against Troy, Rainey carried the ball 27 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns.

Rainey has burst onto the scene under new head coach Willie Taggart and the good news is, he is just a junior.
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Sun, Nov 28, 2010 04:45:00 PM

Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey runs much bigger than his 5'7, 200 pound size as witnessed by his 45 carry, 248 yard, two touchdown effort against Middle Tennessee.

Rainey is a fantasy superstar and is just a junior so we get another year of this workhorse.
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Sun, Nov 21, 2010 09:45:00 AM

Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey had yet another big day this time against Arkansas State.  The junior rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown on a staggering 36 carries.

Rainey is a must start and will be one of the best fantasy backs next year.
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Sun, Nov 14, 2010 10:45:00 AM

Bobby Rainey has been Western Kentucky's version of Toby Gerhart under head coach and former Stanford running backs coach Willie Taggart and showed it once more against Florida Atlantic.  Rainey had 33 carries for 152 yards and two scores against the Owls.

Rainey is a stud and keeps getting a steady supply of carries so he should be started every week.
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Sun, Nov 7, 2010 09:30:00 PM

Western Kentucky workhorse Bobby Rainey was held out of the endzone against North Texas but still managed to carry the ball 23 times for 100 yards while adding five catches for 57 more yards.

Rainey didn't score this week but is still a solid start most weeks.
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Sat, Oct 30, 2010 08:00:00 PM

Western Kentucky workhorse Bobby Rainey got the carries with 21 but couldn't convert them into many yards as he took them for just 67 yards and no scores against Louisiana-Lafayette.

The good thing is that Rainey is still getting 20+ carries a game which makes him a solid starter most weeks.
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Sat, Oct 23, 2010 10:00:00 PM

Western Kentucky tailback Bobby Rainey carried the Hilltopper offense with 32 carries for 174 yards and two touchdowns against Louisiana-Monroe.

Rainey is a top tier running back and should be started every week.
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Sun, Oct 17, 2010 10:15:00 AM

Bobby Rainey has been nearly automatic for Western Kentucky this season but rushed for just 94 yards on 28 carries against FIU.

Fear not, as FIU has been playing really well this year and Rainey will still blow up against Sun Belt defenses.
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Sun, Oct 10, 2010 08:00:00 AM

Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey could only muster 64 yards on 21 carries against South Florida, however he did complete his only pass for a five-yard score in the loss.

Rainey has accounted for at least one score in each of WKU's four contests, and he now has 508 yards and five scores on the season.
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Sun, Sep 26, 2010 11:30:00 PM

Bobby Rainey plays on a bad football team but is a stud.  Tonight against Kentucky, Rainey carried the Hilltoppers and the ball to the tune of 184 yards and two touchdowns on 22 rushes. 

Rainey is showing himself to be a legitimate RB1 and should be started no matter whom he plays.
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Sun, Sep 12, 2010 10:00:00 AM

Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey ran for a career-high 154 yards and a TD on 30 carries against Nebraska.  He also led the team with four receptions for 38 yards.

We've pegged Rainey as a sleeper leading up to the season, but this performance is surprising given the opponent.  He faces Kentucky next week and will be feasting on Sun Belt defenses soon enough.
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Sun, Sep 5, 2010 09:30:00 AM

Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey is wearing a yellow jersey in practice not because he is injured, but rather to avoid injury.  Head coach Willie Taggart has said "I don’t want (him) tackled, and I don’t want (him) to get hurt. We need Bobby."

Bobby Rainey is going to be the workhorse for the Hilltoppers and should enjoy a nice breakout season.  Consider Rainey a RB4 in all-120 leagues.
Source: WKU Herald
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 11:15:00 PM