Backup RB DeShawn Salter goes off for one of best performances in Yale history

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–It’s always nice when you have depth on your football team. And after this weekend, it’s pretty safe to say that Yale has depth at running back.

Due to injury, sophomore DeShawn Salter got the start for the Bulldogs in last week’s game against Lehigh, which Yale won, 27-12.

So what did he do?

He went off for one of the best performances by a running back in Yale history, rushing for 233 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Salter, who averaged eight yards per attempt, registered the fifth-best day for a Bulldog running back while scoring from two and 42 yards. The later was the back-breaker that put the game away late in the third quarter.

“It was a team effort to get the run game going today, starting up front at the line,” said Salter, who had no recollection of his best day as a back at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse. He was far from interested in figuring out how this day compared or talking about his own statistics.

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