NCAA grants Tulane running back Corey Dauphine sixth year of eligibility

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Corey Dauphine
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NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University football announced Thursday that running back Corey Dauphine has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA and will be available to take part in spring practice immediately.

Since transferring from Texas Tech in 2018, the Port Arthur, Texas, native has played a significant role for the Green Wave offensive unit over the past two seasons, rushing for 1,360 yards and 14 touchdowns.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Corey Dauphine back for a sixth year,” head coach Willie Fritz said. “Corey has played a large role within our offense for the past two years and I believe he is one of the most explosive players in the country. Not only does he provide depth to our running backs unit, but he also will provide great leadership to our younger players.”

This past season, Dauphine averaged 8.0 yards per carry, a figure that ranked second in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Dauphine’s return for a sixth season adds even more depth to a unit that now includes four running backs that rushed for over 200 yards a year ago. The Green Wave also return redshirt freshman Tyjae Spears, who rushed for 192 yards last season.

As a team, Tulane rushed for 243.2 yards per game and ranked 11th nationally.

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