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Giovani Bernard - NFL Draft Profile

TeamCincinnati (OAK)
Round2
Selection5 (37 overall)
PositionRunningback
SchoolNorth Carolina
YearSO
Born11/22/1991
Height5-9
Weight208
High SchoolSt Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
Named a Third Team All-American and ACC Offensive Player of the Year in 2012...Two-time First Team All-ACC selection...Freshman All-American in 2011...Ranked first in the nation in punt return average as sophomore...Placed fourth in all-purpose yards, fifth in scoring and 11th in rushing...Scored 19 touchdowns in 10 games and had 33 touchdowns in 23 collegiate games...Gained 2,481 yards over two seasons...Believed to be the only player in UNC history to score on a rush, reception and punt return in the same game...Did not play in 2010 after tearing ACL in preseason...Runs low to ground with exceptional balance...Elite ability to accelerate and move laterally...Needs to improve asa blocker...Potential to be a franchise running back...Considered one of the top running backs of the class.

2012 Season Stats
 Wk.Opp.Car.Rush YdsRush TDRush Avg.Rec.Rec. YardsRec. TDRec. AvgResult
1vs. Elon993110.321015W 62-0
2at Wake Forest00000000L 28-27
3at Louisville00000000L 39-34
4vs. East Carolina185012.865218.7W 27-6
5vs. Idaho270235450012.5W 66-0
6vs. Virginia Tech23262111.431003.3W 48-34
7at Miami-Florida2717726.643609W 18-14
8at Duke2414316568113.6L 33-30
9vs. NC State2313525.9895011.9W 43-35
11vs. Georgia Tech167814.9692115.3L 68-50
12at Virginia155703.8447111.8W 37-13
13vs. Maryland271631653206.4W 45-38
Collegiate Career
 SeasonCar.Rush YdsRush TDRush Avg.Rec.Rec. YardsRec. TDRec. Avg
20121841228126.747490510.4
20112391253135.24536218

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