Arnold Mickens
Arnold Mickens

Arnold played only two seasons with the Bulldogs aftertransferring from Indiana University, but they were two of the mostelectrifying campaigns in Butler football history. He was atwo-time All-American and set 18 NCAA Division I-AA game, seasonand career football records.

The bruising tailback led the nation in rushing with a school-and NCAA-record 2,255 yards in 1994, and he finished fourth inDivision I-AA in rushing in 1995 with 1,558 yards. He set an NCAArecord by rushing for more than 200 yards in eight consecutivegames in 1994, and he finished with 10 career 200-yard rushingperformances. He even rushed for 203 yards in one half againstValparaiso. He led the Pioneer Football League in rushing for twostraight years, was named PFL Offensive Player of the Week eighttimes and was selected national Player of the Week six times.

At the end of his final season with the Bulldogs, Arnold rankedthird on the Division I single-season rushing chart behind BarrySanders of Oklahoma State and Marcus Allen of SouthernCalifornia.