ASU running back Xazavian Valladay accepts East-West Shrine Bowl invite

Nov 18, 2022, 7:29 PM

Running back Xazavian Valladay #1 of the Arizona State Sun Devils celebrates after scoring on a 27-...

Running back Xazavian Valladay #1 of the Arizona State Sun Devils celebrates after scoring on a 27-yard rushing touchdown against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks during the second half of the NCAAF game at Sun Devil Stadium on September 01, 2022 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona State senior running back Xazavian Valladay has accepted his invitation to the 2023 East-West Shrine Bowl.

Valladay marks the third Sun Devil to be going to the college All-Star game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Feb. 2.

Both left guard LaDarius Henderson and linebacker Kyle Soelle also accepted their invitations to the bowl game over the last two weeks.

After four years at Wyoming, the running back transferred to ASU as the active rushing yards leader in the entire country at 3,281.

In 10 games in a Sun Devil uniform, Valladay has rushed for 986 yards on 178 carries (5.4 per rush) to bring his nation-leading tally to 4,267.

The running back has also scored 13 rushing touchdowns and added two receiving scores on 31 catches and 264 yards.

Nationally, Valladay ranks No. 19 in both rushing yards and yards per carry, while his rushing TD tally is tied for eighth.

And when it comes to all-purpose yards and total touchdowns, the running back is tied for 25th in the country with 125 yards per contest and tied for sixth at 15 total TDs.


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