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A look back: Rashard Mendenhall at Niles West

From 8/28/2004 — Rashard Mendenhall avoids tackle. ~ Julie Fabiszak/Staff Photograper
From 5/23/2003 — Niles West Rashard Mendenhall explodes out of the blocks at the start of the 200 meter dash. ~ Joe Cyganowski / Pioneer Press
From 10/22/2004 — Niles West's Rashard Mendenhall breaks away from a number of Glenbrook South defenders during the Wolves' 26-19 victory Friday. ~ Jason Han/Staff Photographer
From 10/30/2004 — Niles West #5 Rashard Mendenhall battle for the ball in first half action of a playoff game at Maine South.
From 8/18/2003 — Niles West football practice Walter (35) and Rashard (5) Mendenhall. ~ Geoff Sheerer
From 10/18/2003 — Niles West (5) Rashard Mendenhall meets the defense of New Trier as (1) Ryan O'Rourke and (3) Dusty Napoleon try to bring him down. ~ Joe Cyganowski / Pioneer Press
From 9/25/2003 — Niles West Mendenhall brothers Walter (35) on the left and Rashard (5) on the right congratulate each other after the Wolves victory over the Wildkits of Evanston HS. ~ Joe Cyganowski / Pioneer Press

Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall has come a long way from his days at Niles West High School.

While a member of the Wolves, Mendenhall broke single season varsity records for rushing yards and total points. He also excelled on the track team, where he holds the indoor varsity records for the 50-meter dash and 200-meter dash.

Look above for a gallery of photos from Mendenhall's high school days. 

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