Isaac Guerendo

American football player (born 2000)

American football player
Isaac Guerendo
No. 49 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (2000-06-28) June 28, 2000 (age 24)
Clayton, Indiana, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Avon
(Avon, Indiana)
College:Wisconsin (2019–2022)
Louisville (2023)
NFL draft:2024 / Round: 4 / Pick: 129
Career history
  • San Francisco 49ers (2024–present)
Roster status:Active
Player stats at PFR

Isaac Guerendo (born June 28, 2000)[1] is an American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He previously played college football for the Wisconsin Badgers and Louisville Cardinals.

Early life and high school

Guerendo was born in Clayton, Indiana[2][3] and attended Avon High School in Avon, Indiana. In his junior season, Guerendo hauled in 19 receptions for 596 yards and six touchdowns.[4] Guerendo had a breakout senior season bringing in 54 receptions for 1,258 yards and 16 touchdowns.[5] As a senior, Guerendo was named the Indianapolis Star's Mister Football for wide receivers.[6][7]

Coming out of high school, Guerendo decided to commit to play college football for the Wisconsin Badgers.[8][9]

College career

Wisconsin

In Guerendo's first season in 2019, he carried the ball once for one yard, while also making one catch for three yards, and returning one kickoff for 49 yards.[10] In the COVID shortened 2020 season, Guerendo carried the ball 11 times for 36 yards.[11] In week two of the 2021 season, he recorded his first career touchdown on an 82-yard run versus Eastern Michigan.[12] Guerendo finished the 2021 season with 160 yards and a touchdown of 23 carries, while also racking up two receptions for six yards.[13] In 2022 he rushed for 385 yards and five touchdowns on 64 carries, while also notching 17 receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown.[14] After the conclusion of the 2022 season, Guerendo decided to enter the NCAA transfer portal.[15][16]

Guerendo finished his Wisconsin Badger career playing in 20 games carrying the ball 99 for 582 yards and six touchdowns, while also notching 20 receptions for 124 yards and a touchdown.[17]

Louisville

Guerendo decided to transfer to play for the Louisville Cardinals.[18][19] In Guerendo's Louisville home debut in week two of the 2023 season, he rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, while also hauling in four receptions for 47 yards.[20] In week ten of the 2023 season, Guerendo had a career performance rushing for 146 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Virginia Tech.[21] In the 2023 Holiday Bowl, Guerendo rushed for a career high 161 yards and three touchdowns, on 23 carries, but the Cardinals lost to USC 42-28.[22] Guerendo finished the 2023 season with 810 yards and 11 touchdowns on 132 carries, while also making 22 receptions for 234 yards.[23] After the conclusion of the 2023 season, Guerendo declared for the 2024 NFL draft.[24][25]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
221 lb
(100 kg)
30+34 in
(0.78 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
4.33 s 1.55 s 2.54 s 4.15 s 6.94 s 41.5 in
(1.05 m)
10 ft 9 in
(3.28 m)
17 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[26][27]

Guerendo was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 4th round (129th overall) of the 2024 NFL Draft.[28]

Personal

Isaac was born in Indianapolis to Mario and Jennifer Guerendo. Mario is an immigrant from the Central African Republic, and Jen competed in track & field in high school.[29] While some assume the family surname is Hispanic, it is of African origin.

References

  1. ^ "2024 NFL Draft Prospect Database". establishtherun.com. Retrieved February 17, 2024.
  2. ^ "Isaac Guerendo, San Francisco 49ers, RB". CBSSports.com. Retrieved May 3, 2024.
  3. ^ "Isaac Guerendo (RB) Stats, News, Rumors, Bio, Video". Sports.Yahoo.com. Retrieved May 3, 2024.
  4. ^ Neddenriep, Kyle (July 13, 2017). "Avon's Isaac Guerendo ascends from unknown prospect to Big Ten recruit". IndyStar. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  5. ^ Woods, David (May 31, 2018). "Avon's Isaac Guerendo has chance to do something at state track meet that hasn't been done in 105 years". IndyStar. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  6. ^ McGavic, Matthew (April 21, 2024). "Isaac Guerendo 2024 NFL Draft Profile". SI.com. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  7. ^ Woods, David (May 31, 2018). "Avon's Isaac Guerendo has chance to do something at state track meet that hasn't been done in 105 years". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  8. ^ Galloway, Jason (July 7, 2017). "Badgers football: Speedy athlete Isaac Guerendo becomes commitment No. 18 for Wisconsin". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  9. ^ Potrykus, Jeff (July 6, 2017). "Badgers get two more oral football commitments, pushing total for 2018 class to 19". Milwaukee State Journal. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  10. ^ "Isaac Guerendo 2019 Game Logs". Sports Reference. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  11. ^ "Isaac Guerendo 2020 Game Logs". Sports Reference. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  12. ^ Schultz, Nick (September 12, 2021). "Wisconsin's Isaac Guerendo shows off blazing speed on 82-yard TD run". Saturday Tradition. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  13. ^ "Isaac Guerendo 2021 Game Logs". Sports Reference. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  14. ^ "Isaac Guerendo 2022 Game Logs". Sports Reference. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  15. ^ Schultz, Nick (December 6, 2022). "Wisconsin RB Isaac Guerendo enters NCAA Transfer Portal". On3.com. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  16. ^ Potrykus, Jeff (December 6, 2022). "Braelon Allen tweets he is a Badger, but Isaac Guerendo among three more UW players who plan to transfer". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  17. ^ McGavic, Matthew (January 10, 2023). "Former Wisconsin RB Isaac Guerendo Transfers to Louisville". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  18. ^ Lane, Tom (August 11, 2023). "Transfer Isaac Guerendo adds size and speed to U of L football's running backs room". WDRB. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  19. ^ Boulton, GInny (January 10, 2023). "Louisville lands transfer commitment from veteran Wisconsin RB". Saturday Tradition. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  20. ^ Cubit, Alexis (September 12, 2023). "Louisville football game at Lucas Oil Stadium 'surreal moment' for Indiana native on team". Courier & Journal. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  21. ^ "Ex-UW player Isaac Gurendo has game-winning 73-yard touchdown for Louisville". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. November 10, 2023. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  22. ^ Peterson, Derek (December 28, 2023). "3 takeaways from USC's Holiday Bowl victory over Louisville". Saturday Out West. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  23. ^ "Isaac Guerendo 2023 Game Logs". Sports Reference. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  24. ^ Schultz, Nick (January 5, 2024). "Louisville RB Isaac Guerendo declares for 2024 NFL Draft". On3.com. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  25. ^ McGavic, Matthew (January 5, 2024). "Louisville RB Isaac Guerendo Declares for 2024 NFL Draft". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  26. ^ "Isaac Guerendo Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 12, 2024.
  27. ^ "2024 NFL Draft Scout Isaac Guerendo College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved March 12, 2024.
  28. ^ McGavic, Matthew (April 27, 2024). "49ers select Isaac Guerendo in Fourth Round of 2024 NFL Draft". SI.com. Retrieved June 21, 2024.
  29. ^ Woods, David (May 31, 2018). "Avon's Isaac Guerendo has chance to do something at state track meet that hasn't been done in 105 years". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved May 1, 2024.
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