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A senior running back coming off a very productive junior season ... A physical but fast runner ... Should end his career firmly entrenched on OSU's career rushing charts ... Has 1,507 career rushing yards entering 2009 ... Averages 6.1 yards per rush for his career ... Has 16 career rushing touchdowns to rank No. 13 all-time at OSU in that category ... Has three career 100-yard rushing games, including two in 2008 ... Overcame a season-ending injury in 2007 to become an important offensive weapon in 2008.
Oklahoma State's third consecutive first-team all-Big 12 running back, Toston carried the ball 227 times for 1,218 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior in 2009. He was also OSU's second-leading receiver with 25 catches for 261 yards. The Angleton, Texas native enjoyed a pair of big games in Cowboy wins over Iowa State (25 carries for 206 yards and three touchdowns) and Colorado (30 carries for 172 yards and a touchdown to go with two catches for 45 yards and a score).
Averaged 6.7 yards per rush as a junior with nine scores ... His yards per carry led all OSU running backs ... Ran for more than 100 yards in consecutive games with 132 yards and two scores against Missouri State (on just 11 carries), and 114 yards and two touchdowns against Troy ... Ran nine times for 59 yards against Texas A&M ... Scored a TD in six games ... Ran for 78 yards and two scores against Houston ... Had 12 rushes for 56 yards against Baylor ... Showed big-play ability with a 56-yard run against Missouri State for OSU's third longest run from scrimmage ... Had a 28-yard run against Houston, a 26-yarder against Troy, a 23-yarder vs. Iowa State, and a 20-yarder vs. OU ... Ran for 28 yards in the bowl game, including a 16-yard run ... Had a 29-yard reception against Missouri State and caught a 12-yard pass vs. Troy.
Played in 11 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Baylor … Had a healthy five-yard average per rush and also caught eight passes … Was in the starting lineup for games against Florida Atlantic and Troy … Ran for 53 yards on nine carries against Troy and carried 11 times for 49 yards with a touchdown against FAU … Had a 24-yard pass reception against Kansas and caught two passes for 24 yards against Texas A&M … Also had two receptions for 22 yards against Texas.
Ended the season second on the squad with 631 rushing yards and was second with an average of 6.0 yards per rush in 12 games (did not play against Texas A&M) ... Ran for six touchdowns ... Season high was 109 rushing yards with a TD at Kansas State, and was rewarded with his first career start the next week against Kansas ... Ran for 92 yards against Baylor with a pair of touchdowns ... In his debut, he caught two passes for 33 yards with a touchdown against Missouri State ... Second receiving touchdown came on a 16-yard play for OSU’s first score in the win over Nebraska ... Longest run of the season went for 40 yards at Houston ... Had a 30-yard run at Kansas State ... Ran for two touchdowns and 58 yards in the Independence Bowl win ... Became OSU’s first freshman to run for two touchdowns in a bowl game ... Averaged 6.4 yards per carry against the Crimson Tide ... Was fourth on the team with 10 receptions covering 92 yards.
Regarded as one of the top 50 prospects in Texas ... Carried the ball 156 times for 1,564 yards and scored 18 touchdowns as a senior and averaged just over 10 yards per carry ... As a junior, carried the ball 225 times for 1,529 yards and scored 15 touchdowns ... Postseason honors included being a finalist for the Old Spice National High School Player of the Year ... Scout.com considered him a southwest top 100 prospect ... District 24-4A offensive MVP ... Named all-Greater Houston and included on the Dallas Morning News’ top 100 list.
Born May 6, 1987 ... Son of Roderick and Eunice Toston ... Has two brothers, Jeremy and Kevin, and a sister, LaTocia ... His grandfather, Elmo Birdow, played professional football ... Majoring in business at Oklahoma State and lists football, basketball, track and swimming as his favorite hobbies.
Draft Scout Player News
12/30/12 - RB Keith Toston started the season finale against Tennessee and ran 17 times for 74 yards.
12/12/12 - RB Keith Toston was signed by the Jaguars Tuesday.
11/05/12 - RB Keith Toston was cut for the second since Oct. 30.
10/23/12 - RB Keith Toston signed with the Jaguars, who will be without RB Maurice Jones-Drew for at least this week.
Toston, 25, was waived by the Jaguars just before the season began after playing for the team through the preseason. He had 22 carries for 171 yards during exhibition play.
Toston's only regular-season NFL experience came with the St. Louis Rams in 2010, when he played all 16 games as an undrafted rookie out of Oklahoma State. He had 19 carries for 54 yards, plus two receptions for 29 yards.
08/02/12 - RB Keith Toston, who has been inactive since being released by the Rams in the cutdown to 53 players last year, was signed by the Jaguars.
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