EL DORADO, Kan. – If this is what Kenny Wilson of Butler County (Kan.) Community College is like when he's injured imagine what he's like when he's healthy.
Wilson, the nation's No. 7 junior college player, entered this past Saturday's game against rival Coffeyville Community College with a shoulder injury that he was still nursing from when he separated it the week before. Banged up shoulder and all, Wilson rushed for 99 yards on 23 carries, helping the Grizzlies to a 65-28 blowout victory.
"I still don't feel real good," Wilson said.
"I didn't want to run scared, so I just kept focused on running hard and getting positive yards. The injury was real frustrating. I just didn't want it to pop out. The longer it stays in the better it'll be. I wasn't at 100 percent at all."
But he was still dominating – showing that he's one of the nation's best junior college players. Wilson rushed for 921 yards during the regular season on 82 carries. He also averaged 11.23 yards per rush and he got in the end zone 10 times.
Wilson said the victory over Coffeyville was one he'll never forget.
"No, I never thought we'd win like this," Wilson, who is 6-foot and 215 pounds, said. "I thought maybe we'd be in the 30s or the 40s, but I never thought it was going to be a blowout like this.
"It's usually a slug fest against Coffeyville. We just got after it. We weren't going to let them come back this time."
With his sophomore season winding down and the playoffs right around the corner, Wilson said he's starting to think about his future more and more. However, at this point the amount of calls he's receiving is rather low – mainly because he's been tough to reach.
"My coach says I have a bunch of offers," Wilson said. "Big 12, SEC, ACC – that's where I want to go. I don't know, though. Nebraska has been calling, but nobody really has my number now. So I haven't heard too much from anybody.
"I know I have offers, but because I've changed numbers a bunch of times I've not talked to too many coaches."