KINGFISHER — Kingfisher running back Landon Nault isn't one of those players who passes the “eye test” coaches like to talk about.
He isn't 6-foot-2 and a rippled 220 pounds. He's not a weight room freak show.
Nault is more in the neighborhood of 5-foot-9, though he's got a solid 175-pound build. And he'll bust his tail in the weight room.
But his production shows best under the Friday night lights.
Nault has been a starter for the Yellowjackets since he was a freshman, helping that team to the state finals. Now a junior, he could be in line for MVP status.
He rushed for 1,517 yards and 25 touchdowns on 198 carries last year. He caught 27 passes for 346 yards and three TDs. Even picked off a pass and made 22 tackles in limited defensive action.
If you're looking for something negative on Nault's stat line, his punting average wasn't great and his only pass attempt fell incomplete.
Otherwise, Nault simply gets the job done.
“Last year, he had a successful season, because he was a lot more comfortable after his freshman year,” coach Jeff Myers said. “We expect big things from him this year, because he has been in the weight room. You can see the difference, as far as how much muscle he's been able to put on.”