Spirit of '75
Ray Rangel (CREDIT: Columbia Athletics/Gene Boyers)
Just in case anyone is wondering about where Ray Rangel stands in all-time Lion history, the last time Columbia had the Ivy League's leading rusher for a season was 1975 when Doug Jackson '76 rumbled for 914 yards in nine games. Jackson won the Bushnell Cup as the Ivy MVP that season, but '75 was an otherwise disappointing year as the Lions finished 2-7 with wins over only Cornell and Penn.
The last and only time Columbia has sported a 1,000-yard rusher was 2000 when Jonathan Reese '02 had 1,330 yards on the year. But Reese finished behind Brown's Michael Malan for the rushing title that season.
If Rangel and the great starting O-line of John Seiler, Evan Sanford, Jeff Adams, Will Lipovsky, and Ian Quirk can keep it up, their names will forever be remembered on the Hudson Shore.