A native of Fostoria, Ohio, Casey McBeth was one of the finest running backs in UT history. The first Rocket ever to break the 1,000-yard mark in two different seasons, McBeth earned first-team All-MAC honors in 1992 and 1994. He gained 1,037 yards in 1992, then following an injury-plagued 1993 campaign, came back and ran for 1,053 yards in 1994. A co-captain as a senior, McBeth is third on UT's all-time career rushing list with 2,719 yards and ranks fourth all-time with 10 games of 100 or more yards. Included among those games is a 304-yard performance against Akron in 1994 that still stands as the UT single-game rushing record and ranks sixth all-time in MAC history. McBeth also set the school record for most points scored with 32 in the Akron game, scoring on five touchdowns and one two-point conversion. After graduating from UT, McBeth played in the Canadian Football League for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.