by Joe Fortenbaugh
March 15, 02010
It looks like that Stanford education is already starting to pay dividends for running back Toby Gerhart.
The Heisman Trophy finalist—who led the country in rushing yards (1,871) and touchdowns (28) in 2009—brought home the top score in the Wonderlic exam among this year’s running back class with a 30, according to a league source.
The Wonderlic test is a 12-minute, 50 question exam aimed at evaluating a prospect’s problem-solving abilities.
There has been much debate (especially from our readers) as to whether or not the test has any real significance in determining how a college football player will perform at the next level.
Some of the other top performers among the running backs include BYU’s Manase Tonga (29), LSU’s Charles Scott (26), Tennessee’s Montario Hardesty (25), Mississippi State’s Anthony Dixon (25) and North Dakota State’s Pat Paschall (25).
Rounding out the bottom of the class was Clemson’s C.J. Spiller, who scored a 10.
Other Notable Scores
Jahvid Best (California): 24
LeGarrette Blount (Oregon): 16
Jonathan Dwyer (Georgia Tech): 17
Ryan Mathews (Fresno State): 16
Dexter McCluster (Ole Miss): 18
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