2006 Scouting Report: Enters his fourth season as a walk-on running back...will provide depth at tailback and also compete for special teams time...made the most of his opportunities carrying the ball last year, averaging over seven yards per carry in his two appearances at tailback.
2005: Played in two games and totaled 71 yards on 10 carries (7.1 avg.)...rushed for 51 yards on seven carries (7.3 avg.) against Youngstown State...had 20 yards on three attempts (6.7 avg.) against Cincinnati.
2004: Played in three games with all of his appearances coming on special teams...logged an assisted tackle versus Boston College.
2003: Redshirted as a true freshman. High School: All-district honoree at Oakton High after rushing for 1,067 yards his senior year...led team to regional championship and the state playoffs as a senior...earned two letters under Coach Pete Bendorf...also lettered three times in track and field.
Personal: John Benjamin Pettiford, born 5/12/85, is the son of George and Freda Pettiford...has one brother and one sister...finance major.
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