He broke Todde Statum’s single season mark of 1,733 notched in 2009 and career mark of 3,692 established in 2010.
Houser by the Numbers:
2018: 1,779 rushing yards
2017: 564 rushing yards
2016: 1,211 rushing yards
2015: 148 rushing yards
We caught up with Adam Houser to discuss the record:
Q: What do the records mean to you?
A: It means a ton. It shows where our team is right now — and where we’ve come from at the beginning of the year. Our senior class wanted to make a statement and we have. Breaking the record is another point in our statement showing that we belong in the playoffs.
Q: Did you know you were close to breaking the marks?
A: Oh, yeah. My teammates kept reminding me. My offensive line kept telling me that they were going to get me those records. I’m really proud of them. None of this is possible without them.
Q: Some may not remember that you played most of your junior season on an ankle injury from Week 1. Is the accomplishment more meaningful knowing injuries limited your junior season?
A: It [the career record] was one of my personal goals. I wasn’t at 100 percent my junior year, I just wanted to show that I could come back and produce like I did in my sophomore year.
Shippensburg coach Eric Foust on Houser’s achievement:
“It means a lot to the team right now and the program right now. Statum was a big bruising fullback type while Adam is more of a typical tailback. Adam is so grateful of the offensive line and to Jacob Loy at fullback. All these kids have bought in that their job was to help Adam to win games and the byproduct of that was that he broke the record. Friday was a big game. We wanted to break it now. We came out in a double tight power I, and that was what our kids and our offensive line wanted. We just wanted to go out and be dominant, move people and be successful. We thought it would help Adam.”