Parkland’s Hankins eclipses 6,000 career rushing yards

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Accolades are nothing new for Parkland running back Deion Hankins. The UTEP commit is El Paso’s all-time rushing leader, but he cemented his name in the Texas rushing record books last Friday.

In a victory over Hanks, Hankins rushed fo 284 yards and scored six touchdowns, good enough to push him over 6,000 career rushing yards. He’s one of only 104 players in Texas state history to go over that mark. The future Miner has always been a humble kid, and he’s got his eyes on even more.

“It’s awesome, but at first my original goal wasn’t to break yards, it was just to play hard and play for God,” Hankins said. “So it is a big accomplishment but I feel unsatisfied. I need to keep going.”

“For him to break that rushing record is great. 6,000, not a lot of people have done it so we’re expecting good things from him the rest of the season,” said Parkland head coach Eric Frontz. 

Thanks to that big outing, Hankins is up for Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week. You can vote for him online at 

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