A major contributor in his first three years of competition ... Took over starting running-back duties down the stretch in 2004, and also spent his freshman season returning kickoffs ... A physical runner who is rarely brought down by one defender ... Starter at halfback last year and ended up at the top of the depth chart at tailback following 2007 spring drills ... Reached the 1,000 career mark in rushing yards at BYU in 2006 ... SDSU scholar-athlete in spring 2006.
2006: Had one carry against UTEP and Wisconsin ... First start of the season versus Utah, logging four carries for 10 yards ... Had eight carries for 35 yards with a long of 13 at San Jose State ... Season-high 31 yards on nine carries, while adding two receptions and a touchdown run in the win over UNLV ... 26-yard kickoff return at TCU ... First career TD reception at New Mexico, taking it in from 28 yards out ... His 28-yard catch was a career long, while he set (61 receiving yards) or matched (3 receptions) two other career single-game bests vs. the Lobos ... Nine carries for 58 yards against Colorado State.
2005: Started five of the final seven games... Saw playing time in every contest for the second year in a row ... Third on the team in rushing yards with 369 ... Averaged 4.0 yards per carry ... Also caught 12 passes for 72 yards ... Notched the team's first TD of the game against Wyoming, scoring from four yards out ... Season-long 29-yard run versus New Mexico ... Season-best 78 yards on 25 carries in the win at Utah ... First start of the year at UNLV... Had 18 carries for 77 yards, including a four-yard TD in the win over BYU... Eight carries for 29 yards vs. San Jose State ... Had four carries (21 yards) and three catches (31 yards) against UCLA.
2004: Led the Aztecs with 578 rushing yards and was ninth in the league in that category ... Was also ninth in the conference in all-purpose yards (81.7 yards per game) ... Averaged 4.3 yards per carry ... Rushed for six touchdowns ... Had 17 carries for a career-best 112 rushing yards against Mountain West champ Utah ... Ran for 103 yards and two scores in the rain and snow at Air Force on 28 carries ... His 40-yard return against CSU was the longest by an Aztec since 2001 ... Had a 29-yard kickoff return at New Mexico ... Carried the ball 69 times over the last three games of the season ... Was seventh in the conference in all-purpose yards for league games (83.4) despite limited chances through the first half of the season ... His 19.6-yard kickoff return average led SDSU and was fifth best in the conference.
2003: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Two-time all-conference and team MVP selection ... A second-team all-CIF honoree ... Named all-conference as an offensive and defensive player ... Rushed for 1,169 yards as a senior, including six touchdowns ... Was a linebacker for the Longhorns as well ... A California state champ in the 300 hurdles.
Personal: Born Nov. 29, 1984, in Vista ... Son of Alan and Sarah Bornes ... Majoring in political science and religious studies.
Bornes' Career Statistics