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Austin Apodaca

Height

6-2

Weight

207 lbs.

Class

RS-Jr.

Hometown

Longmont, Colo.

Previous School

Silver Creek HS / Washington State / Mesa CC

New Mexico: Strong armed quarterback with solid college experience … provided important drives throughout the season … had experience on Branch Field at University Stadium, as he served as a holder for Washington State in the 2013 Gildan New Mexico Bowl, a game WSU lost 48-45 … a 2015 Academic All-Mountain West selection.

2015 (Reshirt Junior Season): Has played in 11 games for New Mexico, starting one (San Jose State) … went 57-for-109 passing with one touchdown and 723 yards … had a long of 81 … also rushed for 44 yards on 33 carries with a long of 15 … started against San Jose State, going 8-for-20 for 130 yards … came off the bench to lead UNM on an epic two minute drill against Hawai’i, going 6-for-10 for 70 yards, hitting Dameon Gamblin for the winning touchdown in the final minute from 28 yards out … Came in for an injured Lamar Jordan against Boise State in the second quarter and went 8-for-12 passing for a career-high 172 yards, including an 81-yard pass to Delane Hart-Johnson … went 8-for-18 against Arizona State for 89 yards … went a near perfect 10-for-12 against Nevada for 82 yards … entered the Gildan New Mexico Bowl in the third quarter and went 7-for-12 for 79 yards, and picked up his first career rushing touchdown.

Junior College – 2014 (Redshirt Sophomore Season): Lettered at Mesa Community College, where he played for Ryan Felker … went 233-of-394 passing (59.1%) for 2,534 yards and 27 touchdowns with nine interceptions, a quarterback rating of 131.2 … averaged 290.8 yards passing in four road games … rushed 40 times for 133 yards with four touchdowns, with a long of 41 yards … was at his best against New Mexico Military Institute, going 29-for-45 for 331 yards with six touchdown passes, and another one rushing as he ran five times for 39 yards … was named the National NJCAA Offensive Player of the Week after that game.

Washington State – 2013 (Redshirt Freshman Season): Saw action in all 13 games for Washington State, but just three as a quarterback (the rest were as a holder on PATs and FGs) … overall went 21-for-42 passing for 187 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions … had his most effective day against No. 5 Stanford in Seattle, going 15-for-29 for 138 yards and a pair of touchdowns … rushed for 10 yards … had his debut against Southern Utah, going 3-for-7 for 27 yards … went 3-for-6 for 22 yards against Oregon State.

Washington State – 2012 (Freshman Season): Redshirted.

High School: Lettered in football at Silver Creek High School, playing for Mike Apodaca … led the Raptors to the state title game and a 12-2 mark (5-0 in league) as a senior, earning All-Colorado honors by the Denver Post … was also named all-state by Prep Colorado.com … was named the North Conference Offensive Player of the Year … threw for 3,849 yards as a senior, leading the state … added 44 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and nine rushing touchdowns on 203 yards on the ground … after his senior season he was ranked the No. 12 quarterback prospect in the West by Scout.com, and was a three-star recruit from Scout.com … he was also named one of the Denver Post’s top 15 seniors to watch … threw for 2,367 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior, along with 256 rushing yards and three touchdowns as he won his first North Conference Offensive Player of the Year award … Raptors went 8-4 during his junior season, 3-2 in the league … was honorable mention All-Tri-Valley Conference as a sophomore.

Personal: His parents are Mike and Melissa Apodaca … has a sister Amanda, and a brother Andre … birthday is February 22, 1994 … Will major in liberal arts.