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Jaxson Appel

Height: 5-10 | Weight: 193 | College: Texas A&M
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Preseason first-team All-American … Named to the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List in 2004 and 2005 … 2004 All-Big 12 selection by The Associated Press … Could join former All-Americans Dat Nguyen and Ed Simonini as A&M's only three-time tackle leaders … Aggies' leading active tackler and interceptor with 289 stops and eight pickoffs during his career … Member of the Leadership Council, 2003-05 … 2005 Night of Champions participant (squat) … Earned 4x4 and Aggie Elite status during the Aggies' 2005 offseason training program … Received the offseason training Ironman Award for skill players … Improved his max in the 4x4 lifts by 80.5 pounds to a total of 1,549 pounds … Three-year starter has 33 career starts, including 25 straight.

2004 Season

Ranked as the team's top tackler for the second straight year with 85 stops while starting every game at strong safety ? had 45 solo hits and 40 assists ? also had three tackles for a loss of 15 yards ? broke up three opponent aerials and forced a fumble ? named the Chevrolet Defensive Player of the Game against Oklahoma and Texas by ABC-TV ? had a season-high 12 tackles against Utah, Oklahoma and Texas ? also contributed nine stops against Kansas State, Iowa State and Oklahoma State.

2003 Season

Started all 12 games at free safety ? led the team with four interceptions for 109 yards and one touchdown ? recovered three fumbles for 15 yards and one touchdown ? forced two fumbles ? led the team with 135 tackles, which set a school record for tackles by an Aggie defensive back ? posted 73 solo stops and three tackles for loss ? broke-up five passes ? recorded 18 tackles against Virginia Tech ? had double-digit tackles in eight games ? had no less than seven tackles per game.

2002 Season

First-year starter at free safety for the Aggies ? ranked among the defense's top tacklers and pass interceptors despite missing all or most of the Oklahoma State (one play), Oklahoma (DNP) and Missouri (DNP) games due to an injury ? one of the most aggressive tacklers on the team, he posted 69 tackles, including a whopping 49 solo hits ? tied for the team lead (with sophomore Byron Jones) with four interceptions that he returned for 46 yards ? had four tackles for losses, including a pair of quarterback sacks ? had a season-high 10 tackles against Texas ? also had nine tackles against three opponents - Virginia Tech, Kansas and Nebraska ? started the first eight games of the season and the regular season finale against Texas.

2001 Season


High School

Prep All-American defensive back by PrepStar ? named Most Valuable Player of District 23-4A after leading Friendswood High School to the district championship ? dominant player on both sides of the football, making 117 tackles and 5 interceptions on defense and rushing for 1,864 yards and 22 touchdowns on 225 carries on offense ? first-team all-state on offense and earned third-team recognition on defense ? attended Texas A&M's summer camp ? consensus Texas Top 100 selection ? All-Southwest Region by SuperPrep ? coached by Steve Van Meter.


Jaxson Shane Appel is the son of James and Shana Appel of Friendswood, Texas ? born April 21, 1982 ? majoring in speech communication.


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