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Running Back
Baton Rouge, La.
High School
IMG Academy
Previous School
Penn State

Penn State graduate (Communications – May, 2022)
2021 Academic All-Big Ten
2020 Academic All-Big Ten

Two-year member of the LSU football program … Joined the Tigers for the 2022 season after spending 3 years at Penn State … Served as a big part of LSU’s running back rotation in his 2 seasons with the Tigers … Made an immediate impact in his first year at LSU, leading all running backs with 10 rushing touchdowns … Finished third on team in rushing yards in 2022 with 409 … Followed that with 181 yards and 3 TDs in 2023 … Also scored a touchdown on a 6-yard reception vs. Florida in 2023 … Powerful runner who also helps in both pass protection and catching the football out of the backfield … In college career, appeared in 51 games (24 at Penn State, 27 at LSU) with 11 starts (8 at Penn State, 3 at LSU) … Has 1,380 career rushing yards and 25 rushing TDs (790 and 12 TDs at Penn State, 590 yards and 13 TDs at LSU) … Two-time member of the Academic All-Big Ten team (2020 and 2021) … Native of Baton Rouge … Family was forced to relocate after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 … Moved to Denton, Texas … Prepped at Guyer High School in Texas before transferring to IMG Academy for his final 2 years of high school … Graduated from Penn State in May of 2022 with a degree in communications … Pursuing a master’s degree at LSU … Joined 10 of his teammates for LSU’s Study Abroad trip in May of 2023 … The group spent 10 days in Africa.

Appeared in all 13 games as part of the running back rotation for the Tigers … Rushed for 181 yards and 3 TDs on 37 carries …. Caught 1 pass for a 6-yard TD … Receiving TD came in win over Florida … Opened season with a rushing TD vs. Florida State …. Had season-high 40 yards and a TD on 7 carries in win over Army … Other rushing TD came against Grambling … Capped season with 31 yards on 6 carries in ReliaQuest Bowl win over Wisconsin.

Appeared in all 14 games with 3 starts during his debut season at with the Tigers … Starts came in season-opener vs. Florida State, Texas A&M and Purdue in the Citrus Bowl … Rushed for 409 yards and 10 TDs on 76 carries … 10 TDs led all LSU running backs and tied for fourth most in the SEC … Averaged 5.4 yards per carry … Rushed for 23 yards and a TD in LSU debut vs. Florida State … Set a career-best with 3 rushing TDs vs. UAB … Scored at least 1 TD in 6 games … Capped season with 58 yards and 2 TDs in 63-7 win over Purdue … Other TDs came vs. Florida State, Southern, New Mexico (2), and Georgia in the SEC Championship Game … Caught 9 passes for 76 yards, including season-best 3 receptions for 31 yards vs. Tennessee … Scored on a career-long 49-yard run vs. New Mexico.

Played in 13 games, starting 6 times … Rushed for 334 yards and 4 TDs on 105 carries … Caught 17 passes for 102 yards … Scored TDs in first three games – at Wisconsin, vs. Ball State, vs, Auburn … Rushed for season-high 69 yards on 20 carries in win over Ball State in week 2 … Helped Penn State to win over Auburn, leading the team with 45 yards and a TD on 19 carries … Scored TD in fourth quarter seal the win over Auburn … Scored TD and rushed for 15 yards on 8 carries at Iowa … Capped Penn State career with 28 rushing yards on 5 carries against Arkansas in the Outback Bowl … Nominated for the 2021 Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2020 at Penn State)
Started the season opener against Indiana, rushing 3 times for 13 yards … Suffered season-ending injury on first drive against Indiana.

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2019 at Penn State)
Appeared in 10 games with one start …Rushed for 443 yards and 8 TDs on 84 carries … Ranked second in Big Ten and fourth nationally among true freshmen in rushing TDs (8) … Became first Penn State freshman to rush for 100 yards in back-to-back games in 2019 (105 yards vs. Purdue; 102 yards at Iowa) since Saquon Barkley did it in 2015 … Had first career 100-yard game vs. Purdue with 105 yards and a TD on 12 carries … Followed that with 102 yards on 22 carries against Iowa … Rushed for 92 yards and 2 TDs on 15 carries in Cotton Bowl win over Memphis …In first collegiate game, rushed for 44 yards and scored a pair of TDs in season-opening win over Idaho … Had a pair of multi-touchdown games (2 vs. Idaho and Memphis) … Caught seven passes for 52 yards … Got first career start in 28-7 win over Michigan State on Oct. 26 … Rushed 6 times for 21 yards in win over Spartans.

Two-time letterman for head coach Kevin Wright at IMG Academy in Florida and a two-time letterman for head coach John Walsh at Guyer High School in Texas… Team captain as a senior at IMG … Guided IMG Academy to a 7-1 record and a No. 3 MaxPreps final national ranking in 2018…Helped IMG Academy to a perfect 9-0 record and a No. 2 MaxPreps final national ranking in 2017…Selected to the Under Armour All-American Game…Participated in Nike’s The Opening Finals…Named MaxPreps All-America second team as a senior…Earned second-team Texas Associated Press Sports Editors All-State honors as a sophomore…Was a member of the 2017 MaxPreps Junior All-America second team…Selected to the 2016 MaxPreps Sophomore All-America first team…Selected as team co-offensive MVP as a senior…Tallied 461 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, as well as 230 receiving yards and one score as a senior at IMG Academy…Posted 524 rushing yards and six touchdowns in 2017…Had 1,638 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns as a sophomore at Guyer…Recorded 1,083 rushing yards and 10 scores as a freshman…Rated a consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Rated as the No. 266 overall prospect, No. 14 running back and No. 25 recruit in Florida by 247Sports…Ranked as the No. 69 overall prospect, No. 4 running back, No. 36 player in the region and No. 10 prospect in Florida by ESPN…Ranked No. 43 overall prospect, No. 3 at running back and No. 7 recruit in Florida by Rivals.

Noah Cain’s Career Rushing Highs
Rush attempts: 22 at Iowa, 2019 – Penn State
Rushing yards: 105 vs. Purdue, 2019 – Penn State
Rushing TDs: 3 vs. Texas &AM, 2022 – LSU
Longest Rush: 49 vs. New Mexico, 2022 – LSU

Noah Cain’s Career Receiving Highs
Receptions: 5 at Wisconsin, 2021 – Penn State
Receiving yards: 31 vs. Tennessee, 2022 – LSU
Touchdowns: 1 vs. Florida, 2023 – LSU
Long reception: 27 vs. Tennessee, 2022 – LSU


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