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