Breakdown: Has served as the Aggies backup over the past
two seasons...Enters the Aggies' August camp as the No. 2 running back behind
first-team All-MEAC performer Mike Mayhew...Possesses speed and power and has an
explosive running style...Has played in 16 games with one start...In his career, he
has rushed for 433 yards and two touchdowns on 112 carries...Has also compiled 65
yards receiving on seven receptions...Has bench press max of 370 pounds, a squat
max of 510 pounds and he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.59 seconds.
2011 Season: Played in
eight games with one start...Rushed for 312 yards and a touchdown on 76
carries...Proved to be a reliable backup when Mayhew was on the sideline...Also
made seven receptions for 65 yards...Had a career game on Oct. 8 when he rushed
for 93 yards on 19 carries in A&T's 22-3 win over Bethune-Cookman at Aggie
Stadium...Followed that performance with a 54-yard, 10-carry afternoon against
Delaware State as A&T ended a seven-game homecoming losing streak with a
42-24 win...Rushed for 40 yards and a touchdown at Florida A&M on Nov.
5...Carried the ball 14 times for 46 yards against S.C. State on Nov. 12...Also
caught three passes for 35 yards in the contest...Closed the season with a
52-yard rushing performance on 10 carries as A&T defeated N.C. Central 31-21
on Nov. 19.
Season: Played in eight games without a start...Rushed for 121 yards on 36
carries...Also caught four passes for 31 yards...Made his Aggies debut on Sept. 18
at Hampton...Caught one pass in the game for six yards...The following week room
was made for him in the running game...He responded by picking up 24 yards on
four carries...Averaged 5-6 carries per game for the remainder of the season.
High School: Played
his high school football at West Montgomery...Drake was also a track and field
standout during his prep career...Led West Montgomery to Class 1AA playoff
appearances in consecutive seasons...Also won the state Class 1AA championship in
the boys discus.