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Does Anyone Find This STAT Incredible ?

Let me start out by saying that i'm HORRIBLE at math but I was really bored and really curious to see what would happen if you get the rushing Avg. of a player and add it with his Receiving Avg. Then divide that # by 2 and u get what I call
YARD PER TOUCH (YPT)

For example: In 2001 Ronnie had a 4.3 rushing Avg and a 15.6 Receiving Avg. You add those 2 numbers and get 19.9. Divide 19.9 by 2 and u get 9.95 YPT

Just look at how incredible Ronnie's YPT was at Auburn:


RONNIE BROWN

2001 4.3rush 15.6rec 9.95 YPT
2002 5.8 18.4 12.1 4 year TOTAL: 9.25
2003 4.7 10.0 7.35
2004 6.0 9.2 7.6

Cedric Benson

2001 4.9rush 11.9rec 8.40 YPT
2002 4.2 5.7 4.95 4 year TOTAL: 7.37
2003 5.3 13.3 9.30
2004 5.6 8.1 6.85

Carnell Williams

2001 5.5rush 10.8rec 8.15 YPT
2002 5.3 5 5.15 4 year TOTAL: 6.012
2003 5.4 4 4.70
2004 4.9 7.2 6.05


In conclusion:

Looks like Coach Saban made the right pick because RONNIE FREAKING AVERAGES 9.25 YARDS ANY TIME HE TOUCHES THE BALL....INCREDIBLE !!!!! COOL STAT TO HAVE !!!!:cooldude:


If you want to do it another way....

YPT = (yards receiving + yards rushing) / (rushes + receptions)


Ronnie 3393/565 = 6.005

Cedric 6198/1181 = 5.24

Carnell 4215/786 = 5.36


He's still on top of the list !!!!
 

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Your math does not factor in the weighting of rushes or receptions.

YPT = (yards receiving + yards rushing) / (rushes + receptions)
 

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I suck at math so i just did this off the top of my head, forgive me. So if we do it the way u said.....

YPT = (yards receiving + yards rushing) / (rushes + receptions)


Ronnie 3393/565 = 6.005

Cedric 6198/1181 = 5.24

Carnell 4215/786 = 5.36


He's still on top of the list !!!!
 

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ok, you heart is good, but you formula is not sound.

i.e. if a running back hypothetically rushes 300 times for an avg of 4.9 and catches one ball all season for 40 yrds his ypt would be:

(4.9 + 40) / 2 = 22.5 ypt

The way it should really be is:

(Total Yards Rushing + Total Yards Passing ) / Total Touches = Yards per Touch

(1470 + 40 ) / 301 = 5.02 yards per touch
 

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Stats from ESPN:

Ronnie Brown:
2001: 84 rushes for 358 yards, 7 receptions, 109 yards.
2002: 175 rushes for 1008 yards, 9 receptions for 166 yards.
2003: 95 rushes for 446 yards, 8 receptions for 80 yards.
2004: 153 rushes for 913 yards, 34 receptions for 313 yards.
Career YPT = 6.01

Cedric Benson:
2001: 223 rushes for 1090 yards, 17 receptions, 203 yards.
2002: 305 rushes for 1293 yards, 21 receptions for 119 yards.
2003: 258 rushes for 1360 yards, 9 receptions for 120 yards.
2004: 326 rushes for 1834 yards, 22 receptions for 179 yards.
Career YPT = 4.78

Carnell Williams:
2001: 120 rushes for 655 yards, 13 receptions, 140 yards.
2002: 141 rushes for 745 yards, 6 receptions for 30 yards.
2003: 241 rushes for 1307 yards, 5 receptions for 20 yards.
2004: 239 rushes for 1165 yards, 21 receptions for 152 yards.
Career YPT = 5.36
 

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josephreese said:
Stats from ESPN:

Ronnie Brown:
2001: 84 rushes for 358 yards, 7 receptions, 109 yards.
2002: 175 rushes for 1008 yards, 9 receptions for 166 yards.
2003: 95 rushes for 446 yards, 8 receptions for 80 yards.
2004: 153 rushes for 913 yards, 34 receptions for 313 yards.
Career YPT = 6.01

Cedric Benson:
2001: 223 rushes for 1090 yards, 17 receptions, 203 yards.
2002: 305 rushes for 1293 yards, 21 receptions for 119 yards.
2003: 258 rushes for 1360 yards, 9 receptions for 120 yards.
2004: 326 rushes for 1834 yards, 22 receptions for 179 yards.
Career YPT = 4.78

Carnell Williams:
2001: 120 rushes for 655 yards, 13 receptions, 140 yards.
2002: 141 rushes for 745 yards, 6 receptions for 30 yards.
2003: 241 rushes for 1307 yards, 5 receptions for 20 yards.
2004: 239 rushes for 1165 yards, 21 receptions for 152 yards.
Career YPT = 5.36

Thanks for the help guys, i really do SUCK at math so i dont know much about formulas and stuff like that. I just thought the numbers were very impressive regardless. I love it he's still on top!!!!
 

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This is why Brown's pass-catching skills distinguished him from the other 2 of the top-3 RBs.
 

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Its kinda an interesting stat. Its like the OBPS in baseball. It combines stats that are ootherwise seperate. OBPS stands for On Base Percentage Plus Slugging.
 

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This was one of the reasons I was saying before the draft that Ronnie was such a great fit for what Scott Linehan wants to do offensively and why he will affect the game more than a one dimensional player like Braylon Edwards.

In his senior season alone, Ronnie Brown averaged 6.6 yards per touch. That means that every time he touched the football, he gained nearly 7 yards.
 

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josephreese said:
Stats from ESPN:

Ronnie Brown:
2001: 84 rushes for 358 yards, 7 receptions, 109 yards.
2002: 175 rushes for 1008 yards, 9 receptions for 166 yards.
2003: 95 rushes for 446 yards, 8 receptions for 80 yards.
2004: 153 rushes for 913 yards, 34 receptions for 313 yards.
Career YPT = 6.01

Cedric Benson:
2001: 223 rushes for 1090 yards, 17 receptions, 203 yards.
2002: 305 rushes for 1293 yards, 21 receptions for 119 yards.
2003: 258 rushes for 1360 yards, 9 receptions for 120 yards.
2004: 326 rushes for 1834 yards, 22 receptions for 179 yards.
Career YPT = 4.78

Carnell Williams:
2001: 120 rushes for 655 yards, 13 receptions, 140 yards.
2002: 141 rushes for 745 yards, 6 receptions for 30 yards.
2003: 241 rushes for 1307 yards, 5 receptions for 20 yards.
2004: 239 rushes for 1165 yards, 21 receptions for 152 yards.
Career YPT = 5.36

Thanks to Dolfreak for the idea on this, at least. But, this is a better set of stats than before.

That said, it is also slightly skewed in that Benson had a significantly higher number of carries compared to Brown. Williams had a good bit more as well. Rushing stats for 153 carries, when you are alternating with another back, do not translate to 300+ carries.

This is not to favor Benson over Brown, it's just not exactly an apples to apples comparison.

I do think Brown is the better all-around back and better suited for our system than Benson. But, these stats are not a precise indication of a player's potential productivity.

If all three were starters on different teams, playing in the same conference with relatively similar records - then, you'd get a purer indication.
 

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Braylon Edwards - last 3 seasons, 13.8YPT
Mike Williams - 2 seasons 14.45YPT
 
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