Veteran back who returns for a fifth season... received a medical redshirt in 2005 after his campaign came to a close with a groin injury in week two... will be a factor at both tailback and fullback... TCU's ninth all-time leading rusher with 2,406 yards... has 10 career 100-yard games to tie Robert Merrill for seventh on the Horned Frogs' all-time list... tied for second on TCU's career chart for rushing touchdowns (31) and total touchdowns (34)... became the first freshman and just the seventh overall player in TCU history to rush for 1,000 yards when he totaled 1,029 in 2002... earned team Offensive Most Valuable Player accolades as a true freshman that season... has made 11 career starts.
2005: Began the year as the Frogs' starting tailback but saw his season come to a close with an injury in week two at SMU (Sept. 10)... had rushed for 40 yards on six carries in that contest... had two receptions for 45 yards in the season-opening 17-10 win at Oklahoma (Sept. 3)... added 31 yards rushing against the Sooners.
2004: Limited to just eight games due to injuries... was second on the team with 125 carries for 647 yards, an average of 5.2 yards per rush... scored a team-high 10 rushing touchdowns and tallied a team-leading 72 points... had three 100-yard rushing games: 142 yards in the season opener against Northwestern, 123 yards against Texas Tech including a 61-yard scoring burst, and 106 yards at Army... scored the game-winning touchdown with just 41 seconds remaining at Army... had two rushing touchdowns in each of the first five games... scored a career-high four touchdowns (two rushing and two receiving) against USF.
2003: Ranked second on the team in rushing with 169 carries for 659 yards in 2003... scored a team-high nine touchdowns, all on the ground... scored three rushing touchdowns in the season-opening win at Tulane... scored five touchdowns in the season's first three games... suffered a right ankle injury in the first quarter in the win over Vanderbilt after carrying five times for 40 yards... did not play at Arizona or versus Army... recorded his first 100-yard rushing game of the season at Houston when he carried 22 times for 102 yards... added his second 100-yard rushing game of the season and seventh of his career in the bowl game against Boise State when he carried 23 times for 117 yards... earned a spot on Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine's all-Texas first team at running back prior to the season.
2002: Re-wrote the school's freshman rushing record book... named the Conference USA Freshman of the Year by the league and by Collegefootballnews.com... CFN.com also placed him on their all-C-USA first team... earned fourth team Freshman All-America honors according to The Sporting News... ESPN.com named him the C-USA Newcomer of the Year... named to the Conference USA all-Freshman squad by the league and twice was named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week... led the team with 1,029 yards rushing on 157 attempts, an average of 6.6 yards per carry... played just eight games, averaging 128.6 yards per game... improved his yardage total in each of his first seven games... scored a TCU freshman-record 13 touchdowns, including 12 rushing TDs... owns five of TCU's nine 100-yard rushing games recorded by a freshman... had six carries of 50 yards or more... made his collegiate debut in game 5 versus Houston... responded with a game-high 73 yards on 12 carries... rushed for 81 yards on 10 carries and scored his first two career TDs at Army... included was a 62-yard scoring burst... became just the fourth freshman running back at TCU to carry for 100 yards in a game when he went for 106 at Louisville... named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts after rushing for 123 yards and three touchdowns in the win over Southern Miss, including a 53-yard scoring burst... went for 124 yards against Tulane and 158 at East Carolina, including a 52-yard TD run... saved his best effort for last as he carried a career-high 33 times for a career-high and TCU freshman-record 287 yards against Memphis in the regular season finale, earning C-USA Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second time... scored three times in that contest, including a 65-yard burst and a one-yard run with 38 seconds remaining to give the Frogs the victory... it was the seventh biggest rushing day in TCU history... named TCU's Offensive Player of the Game in the Liberty Bowl win over Colorado State after rushing for 77 yards on 20 carries... did not play in enough games to qualify for C-USA or national stats... his streak of five consecutive 100-yard rushing games tied for third on the all-time list.
High School: Fell just short of the 1,000-yard mark in each of his last two seasons at Clarksville High... gained 983 yards rushing as a senior after logging 997 yards in nine games as a junior... earned all-district honors both years... played for Mike Walsh... lettered four times in football and basketball, twice in track and once each in baseball and tennis... averaged 22.1 points and 12.3 rebounds per game as a junior on the hardwood, earning all-state honors... selected TCU over Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and UCLA... was a member of the distinguished honor roll.
Personal: Lonta Dominique Hobbs was born November 19, 1983... parents are Lonnie Hobbs and Angelia Perry... pursuing a degree in education.