Ralph David Abernathy IV
Updated: November 27
2012: Returned one kickoff for 26 yards vs. South Florida (11/23) ... had 84 total yards vs. Rutgers (11/17), including 52 receiving yards ... recorded six carries for 40 yards against Temple (11/10) ... rushed six times for 17 yards vs. Syracuse (11/03) ... returned three kickoffs for 77 total yards, including one for 32 yards ... caught four passes for 30 yards ... earned a season-high 204 all-purpose yards at Louisville (10/26)... had two rushing touchdowns off of 39 yards ... returned kickoffs for 160 yards, including a 41-yard return ... had nine carries, one reception, and five kickoff returns for a total of 192 yards vs. Toledo (10/20)...longest carry was for 52 yards and longest kickoff return totaled 29 yards...scored first rushing touchdown of the season vs. Fordham (10/12) ... had five carries, three receptions and two kickoff returns for 108 total yards... returned two kickoffs for earned 126 all-purpose yards vs. Miami (OH) (10/06) ... returned two kick offs for 75 yards, including one for 58 ... had eight carries and two receptions ...caught one 76-yard reception for a touchdown against Virginia Tech (09/29) ... had two kick returns for 53 total yards ... had seven carries for 52 yards against Delaware State (09/14), including one for 23 yards ... handled two kick returns for a total of 70 yards ... recorded two receiving touchdowns in season opener against Pittsburgh (09/06) ... rushed for 20 yards on five carries ... returned one kickoff for 24 yards to finish with 115 all-purpose yards.
2011: Appeared in all 13 games, as a running back and kick-off returner ... carried the ball 14 times for 38 yards ... returned 38 kickoffs for 1034 yards and one touchdown ... had season-long 10 yard carry in UC debut against Austin Peay ... also rushed for 26 yards on four carries ... had one kick return for 60 yards ... returned three kicks against Tennessee for a total of 65 yards ... matched career-high carries with four against Akron for 11 yards ... had three returns for 49 yards, including at 26 yard long go back against NC State ... gained 29 yards on three kickoff returns at Miami (OH) ... earned 50 all-purpose yards against Louisville on two returns, including one for 36 yards ... had five returns for 117 yards at USF ... rushed for seven yards on one carry at Pittsburgh ... also had a 35 yard return, in addition to three others for a total of 73 yards ... ran three returns for 57 yards against West Virginia ... returned the ball five times for a total of 106 yards at Rutgers ... earned second-highest career yardage at Syracuse with 139 on four returns , including one for 74 yards ... finished with a career high six returns for 169 yards at Connecticut ... scored first career touchdown on a 90 yard return against Vanderbilt ... ended the game with two returns for a total of 120 yards.
A three-star recruit by Rivals.com.
Westminster School: Despite being limited by injury during his senior season, rushed for 224 yards, including runs of 80 and 40 yards, along with three touchdowns against rival Lovett to give Westminster the Region 6-AA Division B title ... named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution's and Gaprepnews.com's 2010 Preseason AA All-State Team ... an All-State selection by the Georgia Sports Writers Association as a junior after rushing for over 1,2000 yards and scoring 21 touchdowns ... volunteered with the Atlanta Boys & Girls Clubs, Atlanta Food Bank, and Hosea Feed the Hungry ... coached by Gerry Romberg.
Personal: Son of Annette and the Reverend Ralph David Abernathy III ... born 12/24/92 ... father is a former Georgia State Senator ... his late grandfather Ralph David Abernathy Sr. was a leader in the American Civil Rights movement and a close friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ... has two siblings, Christiana and Micah ... major undeclared ... also recruited by Mississippi, Air Force, and Alabama.