"Touchdown Tim"
Tshimanga Biakabutuka

Tshimanga Biakabutuka, a former star of the Vanier Cheetahs football team, went on to a scholarship at the University of Michigan. Biakabutuka is perhaps best remembered there for an unbelievable 313-yard rushing effort against Ohio State in 1995, which helped Michigan upset the previously-undefeated Buckeyes. That year, Biakabutuka rushed for 1818 yds, a single-season Michigan record.

Known by the nickname "Touchdown Tim" during his days at Vanier, he was eventually selected eighth over-all in the 1996 NFL draft. He signed a seven-year, $12.7 million contract. As a member of the Carolina Panthers, Biakabutuka set an NFL record as the only running back to record two touchdown runs of 60 or more yards in the same game.

Unfortunately, Tshimanga's NFL career was plagued with a series of injuries that prevented him from achieving what originally appeared to be a guaranteed shot at genuine superstar status.

Click here to read an extensive story from 2007 on his career as well as what's happened with him after his playing days finished.


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Tim's 313-yard game VS Ohio State while with Michigan State

Nice touchdown run while he was with NFL's Carolina Panthers



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