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August 11, 2010


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos have signed free-agent running back Justin Fargas, it was announced. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

(6-foot-1, 220 pounds) spent his first seven NFL seasons with Oakland, where he played 92 games (32 starts) and rushed for 3,369 yards on 827 carries (4.1 avg.) with 10 touchdowns. He also compiled 77 receptions for 523 yards (6.8 avg.). He was drafted by the Raiders in the third round (96th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft from the University of Southern California.  

He played three seasons for the University of Michigan before transferring to USC for his senior season. He gained 1,077 yards on 257 carries (4.2 avg.) with eight touchdowns in three seasons with the Wolverines and also saw time at safety, where he recorded 10 tackles (8 solo) with a forced fumble. Fargas was a second-team Pacific-10 Conference selection as a senior for the Trojans in 2002, as he recorded 161 carries for 715 yards (4.4 avg.) with eight touchdowns to go along with eight receptions for 101 yards (12.6 avg.) and seven kickoff returns for 132 yards (18.9 avg.).

He ran for 6,357 yards on 668 carries (9.5 avg.) with 82 touchdowns — all school records — in his three-year career at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif. He was born on Jan. 25, 1980 in Encino, Calif.

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