Running Back Zach Knox Breaks Stillwater’s All-Time Rushing Record


Zach Knox is now the Ponies all-time leading rusher. The senior running back made history in Stillwater’s section playoff loss to Totino-Grace on Friday, October 31, 2014. Knox gained 74 yards on 16 carries, for a total of 3,077 career rushing yards. He surpassed the previous record holder all-stater Aaron Runk, who had 3,028 career rushing yards from 1993 – 1995.

Knox broke the all-time rushing record despite being forced to sit out two games this season because of a concussions. He also set a record for all-time carries with 570, breaking Runk’s record of 500.

Knox is no stranger to the Ponies record book. As a sophomore in 2102, he set the record for number of carries in a game with 48 against Hastings. Last season, he racked up 1,547 rushing yards season on a school record 294 carries. Knox also set the team’s single-game rushing record with 294 yards — which is also the record for total offense — against White Bear Lake, breaking the previous record of 290 rushing yards set by Pat Juhl in 1979. Knox owns four of the top six single-game rushing totals in school history. With rushes last year for 265 yards against Mounds View and 250 yards against Hastings, Knox owns four of the top six single-game rushing totals in school history.

He will also enter the record books for total points scored (rush/pass/xpt), total offense, and all purpose yards.

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