2011: Played in all 11 games with five starts after becoming Lamar's primary ball carrier ... Finished the year with 104 rushes for 332 net yards (3.2 per carry) to lead the team in both categories ... Was also third on the team with 22 catches for 151 yards and a score ... Carried seven times for 42 yards and a touchdown in Lamar's season-opening 58-0 win over Texas College (9/3) ... Finished with 20 carries and a season-high 90 yards against Incarnate Word (9/17) ... Scored his other rushing touchdown against UIW ... Had a big game in the Southland Conference opener at Southeastern Louisiana (10/1) as Lamar won 48-38 ... Rushed 27 times for 84 yards against the Lions, and had four catches for 54 yards and a touchdown ... Touchdown catch came on a season-long 32-yard grab from Andre Bevil ... Longest run of the year was a 23-yard scamper at South Alabama (9/10) ... Also handled 16 kickoff returns for a total of 292 yards ... Longest return was a 28-yarder against Stephen F. Austin (11/5) ... Was second on the team with 775 all-purpose yards.
Junior College: Played mainly at cornerback and on special teams for 11-1 Blinn College as the Buccaneers won the national title in 2009.
High School: Four-year letterman and three time First-Team All-District 17-5A selection at Morton Ranch High School ... Rushed for 1,123 yards and a 6.6 yards per carry average as a senior ... Scored 13 rushing touchdowns, and added 19 catches for 329 yards and four more TDs ... Rushed for 1,000 yards as a junior, 987 as a sophomore and 798 as a freshman for a career total of 3,908 yards ... Four-year starter at point guard for basketball team and also starred in the sprints for the track and field team.
Personal: Owen Michael Venson was born on Dec. 5, 1989 ... Son of Owen Venson ... Major is general studies.