Tew sets record breaking pace | ParkRecord.com

Tew sets record breaking pace

Jen Watkins, Of the Record staff

Park City graduate Jared Tew has broken another Air Force Academy record. This time, it was his own.

Against favored and number-25-ranked University of Houston, the Air Force pulled out an easy 47-20 victory in the Armed Forces Bowl in Forth Worth, Texas, Dec. 31. That victory was made easier with the help of Tew, a Falcons running back, who carried the ball 26 times for 173 yards and two touchdowns. One of those touchdowns came on a 71-yard run.

Tew broke Armed Forces Bowl and Air Force football records for the second year in a row for most rushing yards in a game. In 2008, he broke the previous record with 149 yards.

But Tew doesn’t take all the credit.

"It was basically having a great offensive line block for (me) that made my job easy and made me look good," he said.

In December, Tew was named to the All-Mountain West Conference second team. He also led the Air Force in carries and yards with 238 carries for 970 yards. He also led the Mountain West Conference in carries and was third in rushing yardage behind Harvey Unga and Eddie Wide.

Tew said he found out that he was named to the second team in a call from his dad, Steve Tew.

"It actually caught me by surprise," he said. "It was pretty exciting. As a little kid I’ve always wanted to get Mountain West honors. That’s a huge deal. It was kind of a dream and I never really though I would be there."

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