20  Ralph Menendez
Ralph Menendez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
East Moriches, NY

High School:
Westhampton

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 210

Position:
Running Back

Birthdate:
06/11/1978


1999: Appeared in all 10 games, starting nine . . . had 156 rushes for 849 yards (5.4 ypc) and eight touchdowns on the year . . . had 11 catches for 99 yards and one TD . . . finished fourth in the NEC in rushing and all-purpose yards . . . his nine touchdowns was fifth-best in the NEC . . . registered three-straight 100 yard games (10/9-10/30) . . . longest run of the year was a 74-yard touchdown scamper against Sacred Heart (10/9), also had a 41-yard scoring run in same game. In that game he turned in one of the most impressive rushing performances in school history, totaling 207 yards on 15 carries, the third best single-game performance ever . . . had 13 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown at C.W. Post (10/23) . . . rushed for 191 yards on 27 carries in Central Connecticut win (10/30) . . . piled up 121 total yards (95 rushing, 26 receiving) and two touchdowns versus St. Francis (11/13) . . . rushed for 78 yards and two TDs at Robert Morris (11/20) Honors: Named Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Week (10/11). . . earned ECAC Honor Roll recognition (10/11) . . . chosen as Stony Brook Athlete of the Week (10/11) and (11/2).

1998: Started all 10 games as Seawolves' feature running back . . . led team in rushing with 961 yards on 167 carries, a 5.4 ypc average . . . finished sixth in the Eastern Football Conference (EFC) in rushing yardage . . . ranked seventh in the EFC in all-purpose running . . . totaled six rushing touchdowns on the year . . . made 20 catches for 176 yards and one TD . . . rushed for over 100 yards five times . . . led team in scoring (42) and all-purpose yards (1, 077) . . . piled up 109 yards on 10 carries and 2 TDs, including a 61-yard touchdown run, in win over Pace (9/26) . . . turned in season-best effort with 182 yards on 16 carries and one TD versus Assumption (10/3) . . . had third straight 100-plus yard performance with 102-yard effort at Bentley (10/10) . . . racked up 164 all-purpose yards (89 rushing, 75 receiving) and a season-long 37-yard catch against Albany (10/17) . . . rushed for 140 yards on 24 carries in loss to Wagner (10/31) . . .broke off a 66-yard touchdown run and finished with 144 yards versus American International (11/7) . . . Don Hansen's National Football Weekly Gazette Division II Non-Scholarship All-American . . . Eastern Football Conference Honor Roll (10/4, 11/2, 11/9) . . . Stony Brook Athlete of the Week (10/4) . . . selected as Team's Most Valuable Player.

1997: Racked up 103 yards on 16 carries for a 6.4 ypc average . . . rushed for two touchdowns . . . returned three punts and two kickoffs on the year . . . played in only five games as season was cut short due to knee injury . . . best game came against Pace (9/20) as he carried the ball nine times for a total of 82 yards and two touchdowns.

1996: Redshirt season at Stony Brook.

High School: Won nine letters in football, basketball and baseball at Westhampton High School in Westhampton, N.Y. . . gained 1,000 yards and scored 11 touchdowns as a junior and senior . . . All-League in all three sports and All-Long Island in baseball.

Paw Prints: Ralph Anthony Menendez III . . . born June 11, 1978, in Naples, Italy . . . son of Danielle Lawley and Ralph Menendez . . . brother of Dale and Nathalo.