26 - Roman Speron
Roman Speron
Born: 04/09/1981
Height: 6-0
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
High School: Benet Academy
Position: Running back
Seasons at Butler: 4th season
Returning starter at running back...clocked at 4.71 in the 40 during spring drills...2001: First team All-PFL tailback...started all 10 games...led the Bulldogs in rushing and receiving...ranked third in the league in rushing, fourth in receptions and sixth in all-purpose yards...rushed for a career-high 100 yards on 22 carries against Dayton...had a career-high 10 pass receptions for a career-best 113 yards and one touchdown against St. Francis...had a 38-yard touchdown run against Drake...2000: Played in all 10 games...finished second in rushing, third in receiving and fourth in scoring for the Bulldogs...tied for 7th in the PFL in rushing and ranked 8th in the league in all-purpose running...ran for a season-high 89 yards on 15 carries against Drake...rushed for 86 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns against St. Francis (Pa.)...had a 47-yard touchdown reception against Georgetown and a 40-yard TD catch against Quincy...scored a pair of touchdowns against St. Francis (Ind.)...1999: Played in two varsity games and gained eight yards on two carries...saw action in two junior varsity contests...Personal: Accounting major...born 4/9/81...son of Beverly Schulz and Steve Speron...High School: All-conference and all-area fullback at Benet Academy...conference MVP as a senior...team captain and offensive most valuable player...special teams MVP as a junior...set a school single game record with 213 rushing yards and three TDs on 23 carries...rushed for 982 yards on 202 carries in 1998...had 1,300 all-purpose yards as a senior...led prep squad to a conference title in final prep season...earned two varsity football letters...sprinter on high school track team...High School Coach: Gary Goforth.