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Interview With Former Notre Dame Running Back Allen Pinkett

Join Host Joe Lisi (former ABC Sports college football researcher) as he speaks with former 2-time All-American running back Allen Pinkett (Notre Dame). Pinkett played for the Fighting Irish from 1982-1985 and rushed for 4,131 yards averaging 4.6 yards per carry with a school record 53 touchdowns. He was the first Notre Dame player to rush for over 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. Pinkett had outstanding speed and vision in carrying the rock for the Irish. He was a threat to take it the distance every time he touched the football and became a workhorse for the Irish offense in his four year career.

Pinkett could also catch the ball out of the backfield with 73 receptions for 774 receiving yards. He led the Irish in career rushing yards until 1998 when Irish running back Autry Denson broke his record.

Pinkett was drafted in the 3rd round of the 1986 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers and played from 1986-1991. For Houston, Pinkett rushed for 2,324 yards averaging 4.1 yards per carry with 21 touchdowns.He also had 119 receptions for 921 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Joseph Lisi is a former ABC Sports college football researcher. He is the owner of and www.GOFORTHE2.COM. Joseph has contributed as a writer for You can follow him on YOUTUBE at: MRJAL2230 or on Twitter @Goforthe2

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