2005 (Junior) - Played in 10 games, starting eight ... starts came against Washington, San Diego State, Wyoming, Utah, Navy, UNLV, TCU and BYU ... missed the Army game due to injury ... rushed for 165 yards on 28 carries on the year ... averaged 5.9 yards per carry and scored two touchdowns ... rushed for a then-career-best 38 yards on eight carries vs. Wyoming ... scored the first touchdown of his career on a one-yard run ... left the game in the third quarter with an injury ... career-high 62 yards on six carries vs. TCU ... his 62 yards were a team high, marking the first time in his career leading the team in rushing in a game.
2004 (Sophomore) - Played in all 11 games as a reserve halfback ... rushed for 94 yards on 22 carries ... second on the team in kickoff returns with eight for 164 yards ... averaged 20.5 yards per return ... rushed for a career-high 28 yards on five carries vs. San Diego State ... four carries for 23 yards vs. Eastern Washington ... attempted two passes on the year with an interception ... returned two kickoffs for a career-best 37 yards vs. BYU ... one return for a career-long 29 yards vs. Eastern Washington ... finished third on the team in receiving with 13 catches for 127 yards and a touchdown ... averaged 9.8 yards per catch ... two catches for 25 yards and a score vs. Eastern Washington ... career highs of four catches and 41 yards at UNLV ... two catches for 29 yards at Army.
2003 (Freshman) - Played halfback on the junior varsity team ... dressed for all home varsity games, but did not play ... third on the depth chart at wing back behind Darnell Stephens and Anthony Butler after 2004 spring drills.
High School - Lettered four years in football and three in baseball ... named to the all-county team in football ... named the quarterback of the year for Dekalb County ... named to the Who's Who Among American High School Students ... football coach was Don Savage.
Personal - Parents are George and Valerie Handley ... has two younger siblings, Corey (20) and Marissa (16) ... nickname is J Hand ... attended the USAFA Prep School and played football ... member of cadet squadron 30 ... completed Combat Survival Training and Soaring in the summer of 2005 ... also recruited by Furman and Georgia Southern ... birth date is Jan. 20, 1984 ... favorite food is deep dish spaghetti ... favorite class is chemistry ... famous person he would most like to meet is Michael Vick ... his favorite sport other than football is baseball ... the thing he likes most about AFA football is the brotherhood ... his pregame ritual is to put grass in his socks from the back corner of the end zone ... lists his father as having the greatest influence on his sports career ... the thing he likes most about the AFA coaching staff is their honesty.
Handley's Career Statistics
Rushing Year G # Yds Avg TD LG 2005 10 28 165 5.9 2 16 (TCU) 2004 11 22 94 4.3 0 20 (SDSU) Total 21 50 259 5.2 2