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Trung Canidate
Position(s)
Running back
Jersey #(s)
24, 30
Born March 3, 1977 (1977-03-03) (age 32)
Phoenix, Arizona
Career information
Year(s) 20002003
NFL Draft 2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 31
College Arizona
Professional teams
Career stats
Rushing yards 1,095
Average 4.6
Touchdowns 7
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements

Trung Jered Canidate (born March 3, 1977 in Phoenix, Arizona) is a former American football running back in the National Football League. Drafted out of Arizona, Canidate was selected with the 31st overall pick of the 2000 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. With the addition of running back Marshall Faulk the previous year, there was much confusion with such a selection and most fans thought it was wasted. He started only three games in his three seasons with St. Louis; he was drafted for his quickness and speed, but he was undersized and perceived as fumble-prone (as it happens, he fumbled on 1.6% of his touches in his career,[1] while the average runner fumbled on 1.37% of his.[2])

After the 2002 season, St. Louis traded Canidate to the Washington Redskins for David Loverne and a fourth round draft choice. There, he won the starting spot and started ten games, gaining 600 rushing yards and one touchdown. The next season, the Redskins traded Champ Bailey for all-star running back Clinton Portis, and Canidate spent the rest of his career on the Redskins' inactive list.

References

  1. ^ NFL.com, including receptions and kick returns. Accessed 9/12/08.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference, using the data from 2000-2003. Accessed 9/12/08.
Preceded by
Stephen Davis
Washington Redskins' Starting Running Back
2003
Succeeded by
Clinton Portis
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