44 Justin Willis
44 - Justin Willis
Height: 5-11
Weight: 202
Year: Jr
Hometown: East Haven, Conn.
High School: Notre Dame
Position: TB
Major: Political Science
Career Highs Totals Opponent
Rush Attempts
22 11/5/11 vs Saint Anselm
Yards 136 11/5/11 vs Saint Anselm
Rushing TDs
1 5x, last 10/5/12 at American Int'l
Longest Rush
53 yds
11/5/11 vs Saint Anselm
Receptions 2 10/1/11 at New Haven
Receiving Yards
12 2x, last 10/22/11 vs Merrimack
Longest Reception
12 2x, last 10/22/11 vs Merrimack
All-Purpose Yards
136 11/5/11 vs Saint Anselm

Team Captain

2012: NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for fall semester. Played all ten games. Rushed the ball 98 times for 425 yards and three touchdowns. Ranked second on the team for carries and rushing yards. Averaged a team-high 4.3 yards per carry, good for ninth in the NE-10, and 42.5 yards per game. Played all eight NE-10 games and rushed the ball 90 times for a team-best 403 yards (4.5/rush) and three touchdowns. Registered 150 yards on 39 rushes in six home games. Led the Skyhawks with 290 yards on 59 carries in four road games, with three scores. Posted 11 carries for 65 yards in win over Southern Connecticut State (9/8). Rushed the ball a season-high 19 times for a season-best 92 yards and a touchdown in win at Saint Anselm, including a season-long 32 yard rush. Ran for 50 yards on 13 carries with a score at Bentley (9/28). Also rushed for 50 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown a week later at American International (10/5). Had 13 carries for 83 yards in win at Pace (11/3).

2011: Played ten games. Rushed the ball 100 times for 356 yards and two touchdowns, ranking second on the team for carries and yards. Averaged 3.6 yards per carry and 35.6 yards per game. Caught six passes for 40 yards and finished the season with 396 all-purpose yards. Chipped in with three tackles (two solo) on special teams. Carried the ball 20 times for 99 yards and a touchdown in season-opening win over Curry (9/2). Collected 32 yards on 11 carries with a reception for ten yards against American International (9/24). Had a career-best two receptions for 12 yards at #23 New Haven (10/1), adding 19 yards rushing on eight carries. Rushed the ball a career-high 22 times for a career-best 136 yards and a touchdown in win over Saint Anselm (11/5), marking his first career 100-yard game.

2010: Appeared in five games. Registered three tackles (one solo) on special teams. Posted a season-high two tackles (one solo) in win at Saint Anselm (10/30).

High School: 2010 graduate of Notre Dame High School. Four year letterwinner for coach Tom Marcucci. Earned All-State, All-Conference and All-Division honors. Received Walter Camp Award. Rushed for 1,406 yards and 16 touchdowns to lead team to Connecticut State Championship and a No. 1 ranking in the state. Also lettered in track and was a two-time All-State perfomer.

Personal: Born October 15, 1991, in New Haven, Conn. Son of Lisa Clark and stepfather Gerald Clark of East Haven, Conn. Grandson of Rev. Larry Pinkard. Majoring in political science. Aspires a career in politics. Enjoys community/church services and film/theater acting. Is a member of the student council at Stonehill. Supports the New York Giants and Yankees. Lists Muhammad Ali as a favorite athlete.

Rushing Statistics

Year G Attempts Yds TD Long Avg/Rush Avg/Gm All-Purpose
2010 5
0 -- --
2011 10 100 356 2 53 3.6 35.6 396
2012 10 98 425 3 32 4.3 42.5 425
Totals 25 198 781 5 53 3.9 31.2 781