Position: Running Back
Weight: 190 lbs.
Stat to Note
Last season, in a week five victory against SM Northwest, Guild toted the ball 30 times for 342 yards and three touchdowns.
For all intents and purposes, Guild basically came out of nowhere to have a monster season in 2011. The run-based offense that head coach Ryan Lonergan brought with him from SM West to SM South helped Guild's cause, and he'll have plenty of chances to run the ball again in 2012 behind a much more experienced offensive line.
A couple of key points to note about Guild. For one, he churned out a filthy 1,641 rushing yards in the Raiders nine games. That led all Sunflower League running backs at regular season's end, and it came on just 199 carries. All told, he averaged 182.3 rushing yards per game and 8.2 yards per carry.
Guild possesses deceptive speed and he runs with a head full of steam. He was able to fly under the radar for a large portion of last season, but this year he will have the challenge of being the focal point of game planning for SM South for an entire year. The Raiders were better than their 2-7 record suggested in 2011 and we'll see if players like Guild can help them jump the .500 barrier.