ASU's Aplin named to CFPA Quarterback of the Year watch list

From Arkansas State University

A 2010 First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection, Arkansas State junior quarterback Ryan Aplin has been named to the College Football Performance Awards' (CFPA) Quarterback of the Year watch list.

Aplin is one of 40 preseason candidates on the watch list for the quarterback trophy, issued annually by CFPA. According to CFPA, the award winners are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which an individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.

Aplin is the second ASU player to be named to one of the CFPA's national watch lists. Senior linebacker Demario Davis is also on the CFPA's watch list for its Linebacker of the Year Trophy.

Aplin, a Sophomore All-America selection by, was named the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week three times last season. He 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). His 61.5 completion percentage was the second highest in school history.

Aplin's 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.

He was responsible for 70 percent of ASU's total offense that broke the school record and ranked second in the Sun Belt Conference. He threw at least one touchdown pass in every game and had at least one rushing touchdown in eight games. Aplin recorded a school-record 438 passing yards against Louisiana-Lafayette, which was the most by a Sun Belt Conference player last season and the 17th most in the nation. He also broke the school record for completions (33) and total offense (442) in a game. Aplin passed for at least 200 yards in nine games and recorded at least 200 yards of total offense in 11 outings.

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