Nick Aprile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Escalon, Calif.

High School:
Escalon HS '08

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 212

Position:
TB/FB

Major:
Communication

2011: Played in five games before suffering a season-ending injury... Finished with two rushing touchdowns after tallying 60 yards on seven carries... Hauled in six catches for 63 yards... Had 55 rushing yards and a touchdown on three carries at Arizona State after breaking free for a 48-yard touchdown run... Punched in a one-yard touchdown run at Hawai'i... Posted a season-best 34 receiving yards on four catches.

2010:
Although listed as a DB, played in 10 games almost exclusively as a return specialist and the carrier in the team's variation of the Wildcat formation... Led Aggies with 99 carries, 389 rush yards and 6 TDs... Also returned 10 kickoffs for 203 yards and caught 5 passes for another 79 ticks... Ran for 2 TDs (on 12 carries) vs. Portland State, then repeated that effort vs. Southern Utah... Logged season-best 85 yards vs. San Diego... Opened PSU game with season-long 38-yard kick return.

2009: Appeared in all 11 games as a reserve defensive back and as the ball handler in the team's variation of the Wildcat formation... Rushed for 123 yards and four TDs on 29 carries... Two of his scores came in 2nd quarter at Sacramento State... Posted 7 tackles (5 solos, 2 assists) on defense... Nabbed first career INT vs. Winston-Salem State, picking off a Branden Williams pass to end Rams' final possession... Selected as team's Offensive Player of the Week after Southern Utah game, tallying 5-for-56 rushing stats and hitting Dean Rogers for a 6-yard TD pass.

2008: Redshirted... Selected as Scout Defense Player of the Week after Montana game.

ESCALON HS '08: Selected as Trans Valley League Offensive Player of the Year as a senior quarterback... Rushed for 975 yards and 10 touchdowns while adding 540 passing yards and five scores... Selected to Cal-Hi Sports all-state second team... Team finished 10-2 overall in each of his two varsity seasons... Passed for 879 yards and rushed for 427 as a junior... Also lettered in basketball and baseballl... Earned All-TVL honorable mention as a junior in basketball, while batting .302 with 14 steals that spring on the diamond.

PERSONAL: Born in Fresno, Calif.... Majoring in communication... Parents are Mike Aprile (father) and Ellen & Jim Clare (mother and stepfather)... Career plans are simply "to work for a high-profile business."