26 Triston Luke
26 Triston Luke
Height: 5-10
Weight: 196
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Clarksville, Tenn.
High School: Rossview
Position: TB

2016 — Earned playing time in 10 games as a reserve...also saw some special teams duty...ran 19 times for 40 yards and a touchdown...had 11 receptions for 69 yards and a score...cracked the end zone with a 6-yard catch versus Coastal Carolina...touchdown plunge came from a yard out against East Tennessee State (52-7 win).

2015 — Fashioned a solid inaugural collegiate campaign, seeing action in nine games and earning five starts at running back...named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team by head coaches...rushed for 371 yards and two touchdowns...also caught seven passes for 27 yards...starts came consecutively in games three through seven...had 10 carries for a season high 79 yards against Virginia Tech...made his first start the following week against UCF (16-15 win), running seven times for 34 yards in the Paladins’ first win over an FBS foe since 1999 (North Carolina)...followed that up with 14 carries for 57 yards in  24-21 win over VMI...turned in a solid performance against S.C. State (17-3 win), posting a season high 22 carries for 75 yards and a two touchdowns...scoring runs covered six and eight yards.

High School: 2015 graduate of Rossview (6A) High School...football coach was Ron Lambert...two-way standout who saw action at running back, safety, cornerback, and wide receiver during his career...rushed for over 4,400 yards and 68 touchdowns in his final three seasons...ran for 1,125 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior in helping Rossview to an 8-4 record and first playoff victory in school history...named all-area as a running back in 2014...selected to play in Tennessee’s 8th Annual Toyota East-West All-Star Football Classic, where he paced the West squad defensively with nine tackles en route to a 28-16 victory...West squad also included fellow Paladin Deon Sanders, who rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown in the game...starred as a sophomore and junior at Fort Campbell (Ky.) High School, where he combined to rush for 3,223 yards and a 50 touchdowns...member of Fort Campbell’s 2012 state championship team.

Personal:  Full name is Triston Isaiah Luke...born January 24, 1997, in Clearwater, Florida...son of Tony and Renee Luke...has a brother, Kadon, and a sister, Kayana...communications major.