Aplin, a three-time First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection at quarterback, finished the 2012 season ranked No. 1 in the conference in passing efficiency (154.7), total offense (3,780 yards) and passing yards (3,342). The 2011 and 2012 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year broke his own school record for passing touchdowns with 24 and was named the league's Offensive Player of the Week three straight times to end the regular season. Aplin is both ASU's and the Sun Belt Conference's all-time leader in career total offense, passing yards, and completions, with numerous other school records to his credit.
Preseason First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection by Sporting News, Lindy's and Athlon Sports ... Third Team All-SBC by Phil Steele's ... Sporting News "best running quarterback" in the SBC ... Lindy's "best scrambler" and "coolest in the clutch" in the SBC ... Named to College Football Performance Awards national Quarterback of the Year Watch List ... Enters his junior season ranked fifth all-time at ASU in completions (329), tied for fifth in touchdown passes (24), seventh in total offense (4,558 yards) and eighth in passing yards (3,828).
First Team All-Sun Belt Conference ... CollegeFootballNews.com Sophomore All-America Team ... Little Rock Touchdown Club's Arkansas State Player of the Year ... Three-time Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week ... Rivals.com Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week ... Broke the single-season school records for total offense (3,416 yards), total offensive plays (548), pass completions (252), pass yards (2,939), passing touchdowns (21) and pass attempts (410) ... 61.5 completion percentage was the second highest in school history . ... 2010 numbers placed him tied for second in Sun Belt Conference history in touchdowns responsible for (32), third in total plays, fourth in total offense, sixth in passing yards and passing touchdowns and seventh in completions for a single season ... Nationally, ranked tied for 15th in points responsible for, 19th in total offense, 27th in passing yards per game and 51st in passing efficiency.
Led the Sun Belt Conference in total offense and touchdowns responsible for and ranked second in passing touchdowns, passing yards and completions and third in pass efficiency ... Responsible for 70 percent of ASU's total offense that broke the school record and ranked second in the Sun Belt Conference ... Threw at least one touchdown pass in every game and had at least one rushing touchdown in eight games ... Recorded a school-record 438 passing yards against Louisiana-Lafayette, which was the most by a Sun Belt Conference player in 2010 and the 17th most in the nation ... Broke the school record for completions (33) and total offense (442) in a game ... Passed for at least 200 yards in nine games and recorded at least 200 yards of total offense in 11 outings ... Connected with Taylor Stockemer for a 65-yard touchdown pass against Louisiana-Lafayette that was his longest completion of the year ... Posted a long run of 40 yards against Troy ... ASU Athletic Director's Honor Roll and Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List member.
Played in nine games, including three as a starter as a redshirt freshman ... Started three of last four games of the season ... Completed 77 of 118 attempts for 889 yards with three touchdowns ... Rushed 64 times for 253 yards and four touchdowns ... Finished season with second most rushing yards and rushing touchdowns on the team ... Posted a long completion of 64 yards and a long rush of 47 yards ... Posted 362 yards of offense in the Red Wolves victory over North Texas, the most ever by an ASU freshman and the fifth most by any player in school history ... Aplin posted his only 100-yard rushing game against the Mean Green, piling up 122 yards, and also threw for a career-high 240 yards ... Threw for at least 146 yards in final five games of the season.
Redshirted and participated on the scout team.
Two-year varsity letterman ... Recorded 1,300 passing yards and 350 rushing yards in seven games played ... Posted 2,300 passing yards and 17 touchdowns, while also rushing for 650 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior ... Named Shrine Bowl MVP ... 2006 and 2007 First Team All-County and Second Team All-District ... Also was lettered in baseball and was an all-conference selection ... Also recruited by Middle Tennessee.
Born May 8, 1990 ... Son of Lorice Aplin.
- 2013 Arkansas State Pro Day: Fourteen former Arkansas State football standouts, including six All-Sun Belt Conference performers, worked out for scouts from 16 National Football League teams Thursday at Liberty Bank Stadium during the Red Wolves' annual Pro Day. The group was led by two-time Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year Ryan Aplin, along with all-conference selections Tim Starson (DE), Nathan Herrold (LB), Daylan Walker (DB), Josh Jarboe (WR) and Zack McKnight (OL).
"I think this is the last time I'll probably do something of that magnitude on the field, so it was a little weird," Aplin said of his experience. "Coming out here to train in the mornings this week without going through meetings and practice definitely felt different, but at the same time its time to start the next chapter. The last two months have been non-stop training, so it was nice to get this point. I'm hopeful I'll get a couple of more workouts, but if not, I'm going to run with what I've got and give it my all." - Arkansas State football
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