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Mike Venson
Mike Venson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Katy, Texas

High School:
Morton Ranch HS

Last College:
Blinn JC

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 160

Position:
RB

Experience:
1L

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.

2010: Redshirted

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.

10/20/2012

Upset bid comes up short at No. 17 Central Arkansas

Cardinals ran for a pair of second half touchdowns after trailing 17-0 at halftime

09/29/2012

Lamar drops Southland opener to Southeastern La. 31-21

Cardinals will look to even league record next Saturday at Northwestern State

09/16/2012

Miscues doom Cardinals in 54-2 loss at Hawai`i

Cardinals turn it over three times against the Warriors

08/13/2012

Lamar Football Camp - Running Backs

Cardinals will have six players fighting for carries heading into the season

04/17/2012

Crawfish Bowl II needs overtime to decide it

White team wins on 13-yard scoring strike in the extra period

03/22/2013

Update from spring football

11/17/2012

Cardinals lose on the road

The Cardinals lost on the road to McNeese State this Saturday night. (Lake Charles, LA)

11/10/2012

Cardinals beat Colonels

Cardinals beat Nicholls (Beaumont, TX)

11/04/2012

POSTGAME; LAMAR vs. SFA

10/27/2012

Cardinals take tough loss to Bearkats

Cardinals take tough loss to Bearkats. (Beaumont, TX)

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