Ronnie HillmanRunning back | San Diego State
Hillman, the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year, ran 28 times for 228 yards and scored four touchdowns in the Aztecs' 35-14 rout of Navy in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 23.
Hillman didn't let a soaked playing field in Qualcomm Stadium -- or his drenched socks -- prevent him from setting a Poinsettia Bowl record for rushing yards. He also broke Marshall Faulk's school record for rushing yards in a bowl game. It was San Diego State's first bowl victory since 1969 and capped the Aztecs' breakthrough 9-4 season.