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Football Championship Subdivision

List of 2008 Candidates

#11 Ramses Barden , WR

Cal Poly Mustangs

SR 6-6 , 227

2008 Season Stats
Receiving Stats
1at San Diego St7161123W 29-27
2vs. Montana7131218.7L 30-28
4at Northwestern St9176119.6W 52-18
6vs. South Dakota5158331.6W 49-22
8at South Dakota St240120W 42-28
9vs. Southern Utah12217218.1W 69-41
10vs. Idaho State477119.2W 49-10
11vs. NC Central336212W 49-3
12vs. UC Davis670211.7W 51-28
13at Wisconsin683113.8L 36-35
14vs. Weber State6108218L 49-35
Barden has carved a niche as one of the most dependable receivers in FCS during a stellar career at Cal Poly. In his first three seasons, the tall, fast and athletic pass-catcher grabbed 35 balls for 2,946 yards (21.2 average per catch) and 32 touchdowns. Barden was a Payton Award candidate in 2007 and finished 15th in the balloting after leading the nation in yards per catch (25.8) and tying for the lead in touchdown receptions (18). Barden made an immediate impact as a freshman receiver, catching 40 passes for 655 yards and nine TDs as Cal Poly advanced to the FCS quarterfinals. He followed that up by grabbing 42 catches for 824 yards and five TDs as a sophomore, despite being slowed by injuries. Barden was even better last year as a junior, catching 57 balls for 1,467 yards.