Mario Whitney
Mario Whitney


Jackson, Mo.

High School:
Jackson High School

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185



One of the most sought after running back prospects in the country ? ranked as the fifth-best ?all-purpose? running back in the country by Rivals.com and among the top 75 prospects in the country ? rated as the ninth-best running back in the nation by SuperPrep ? rated the No. 1 running back and the No. 1 player in the MoKan. region by MoKan.com ? holds a Missouri state record of 9.3 yards per carry in his career at Jackson High School ? rushed for 5,027 yards on 560 carries and totaled 544 career points ? scored 90 career touchdowns ? carried 290 times for 2,782 yards and 43 touchdowns as a senior, earning all-state and all-region honors ? broke the state record with 463 yards in one game ? earned all-state and all-region honors as a junior, and was the Southeast Missouri scoring champion both his junior and senior campaigns ? earned the Carr Trophy recognizing the best player in Southeast Missouri in 2001 ? also an all-state track performer in the 100 and 200 meter dashes ? best time in the 100m dash is 10.43 seconds ? ran the 200m dash in 21.78 seconds ? high school coach ? Carl Gross ? intends to major in communications ? son of Steven and Carla Whitney ? born Oct. 11, 1983.

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