Appalachian State Mountaineers

Appalachian State Mountaineers

Player News

Date:

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler and Rotoworld's Josh Norris both consider Appalachian State DL Ronald Blair a top 50 prospect.

Blair had to drop out of the East West Shrine Game due to a minor injury suffered during training, and hopefully he will be ready for the Combine. Norris placed Blair as the No. 49 prospect in his latest rankings, and Brugler followed up last night by saying Blair is a top 40 talent. The Appalachian State defender plays on the edge and inside depending on the situation, and produced an outstanding game against Clemson. Expect to hear Blair's name from others as the process goes along.
Feb 12 - 11:38 AM

Appalachian State K Zach Matics accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Matics made just 1-of-5 kicks in 2014, as he dealt with injuries and simple inconsistency. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound thumper found himself in spring practice and used that momentum to post a strong 2015 campaign. This past season, he connected on 14-of-17 boots. One caveat on our kicker friend: While he showed nice accuracy this past season, he did not connect on a kick longer than 29 yards. He was 0-for-2 on tries over 30 yards.
Jan 19 - 9:27 PM

App State senior DL Ronald Blair has pulled out of the East West Shrine Game due to an injury sustained during training.

Blair would have been Josh Norris' top ranked prospect at the Shrine Game. Blair calls the setback/injury "minor" and his "main focus is on to the combine." The defensive lineman wins outside and inside, showing good athleticism, length and strength. The Mountaineers allowed him to play in a variety of alignments, and he seemingly had success at all of them. This could have been a platform for Blair to propel his evaluation, but that will have to wait until the Combine.
Jan 15 - 10:04 PM

Appalachian State senior DB Doug Middleton has accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Middleton recorded 53 tackles this past season, though he also failed to intercept a pass for the 2015 campaign. Over the summer, NFL Media analyst Chad Reuter praised the 6-foot, 200-pound senior's versatility and called his "read [and] recognition skills impressive." Versatile, indeed. Middleton's played at both free safety and corner in his time with the Mountaineers.
Jan 9 - 7:26 PM

Appalachian State senior T Davante Harris accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Harris, a 6-foot-6 left tackle who weighs in around 300 pounds, successfully protected quarterback Taylor Lamb’s blindside in a prolific offense, allowing only one sack all season. Harris boasted an 81-percent job grade and ranked third on squad with 55 knockdowns. Former NFL coaches Mike Holmgren and Mike Martz will serve as head coaches again of an event that offers a week-long stage to perform in front of professional football scouts and front-office personnel. The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl goes down on Jan. 23 and will be televised nationally on ESPN2.
Source: NFLPA Bowl
Jan 7 - 7:50 PM

Appalachian State sophomore QB Taylor Lamb completed 13-of-26 passes for 124 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 31-29 win over Ohio in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.

Lamb staked Appalachian State to an early 7-0 lead with a flashy 21-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Then, silence. The Mountaineers would trail 24-7 entering the fourth quarter before the 6-foot-2, 200-pound sophomore re-revved the offense with a pair of scoring tosses to tight end Barrett Burns. While his numbers on Saturday weren't mind-melting, he finishes the 2015 campaign having thrown for 2,387 yards with a strong 31/9 TD/INT ratio. Lamb threw at least two touchdown passes in 10 of his 13 games.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 10:27:00 PM

Appalachian State junior TE Barrett Burns caught three passes for 32 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 31-29 win over Ohio in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.

Burns entered the game having caught just 12 passes for 131 yards and six touchdowns, but he came up huge in the fourth quarter to help the Mountaineers overcome a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit. Both of his touchdowns on the afternoon came in that final quarter, as he hauled in scores of 17 and eight yards. The latter touchdown boosted Appalachian State to a 28-24 lead. Ohio would score on a safety and field goal to regain the lead before Burns and friends drove the field for a game-winning 23-yard field goal off the leg of Zach Matics as time expired.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 09:51:00 PM

Appalachian State junior RB Marcus Cox rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in Saturday's 31-29 win over Ohio in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.

Cox and the Mountaineers trailed 24-7 at the end of the third quarter, but the team came roaring back with 24 points in the fourth quarter to secure the victory. For his part, the 5-foot-10, 200-pound Cox scored on a 26-yard run with 13:10 remaining in the contest. On the touchdown, he angled the ball to the left before cutting down the sideline to outrun the hapless Ohio defense. With the 162 yards, he notched his eighth 100-yard rushing game for the 2015 campaign. He finishes out the season having rushed for 1,423 yards and nine touchdowns.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 09:37:00 PM

Appalachian State freshman QB Daniel David will transfer.

David was graded as a three-star prospect in the class of 2015 by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports. Rivals had him as the nation’s No. 30 dual-threat quarterback. Taylor Lamb is coming off a heck of a season and is only a sophomore, so we're assuming David is searching for a clearer path onto the playing field.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 05:46:00 PM

Appalachian State senior DE Ronald Blair was named the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year and also accepted an invite to attend the East-West Shrine Game.

Blair logged a league-high 18.0 TFL this fall. The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder has a "a great combination of size and quickness," according to ESPN's Mel Kiper, and "does a great job against the run." The analyst believes Blair is an early Day 3 pick.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 09:35:00 PM

Ohio (8-4) will play Appalachian State (10-2) in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl on December 19.

The Camellia Bowl will kickoff at 5:30 PM EST in Montgomery. This will be Applachian State's first FBS bowl appearance. They've been clocked as 9.5-point favorites out of the gate. The Mountaineers dropped just one game in-conference, that being to Arkansas State on November 5. Their other loss came against Clemson, who might be OK. For their part, the Ohio Bobcats enter the match-up on a three-game winning streak--this following a three-game losing streak. Expect a possible defensive struggle. The Mountaineers boast the 13th best scoring defense in the country, with Ohio not far behind.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 05:43:00 PM

Appalachian State elected to rest a healthy junior RB Marcus Cox on Saturday against Idaho.

One imagines fiery Vandals HC Paul Petrino furious about the implied slight. The Mountaineers have two big Sun Belt games left and then a bowl appearance, so they want their star runner healthy. Cox has 183 carries for 991 yards (5.4 YPC) and six scores in nine played games.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 07:00:00 PM

Appalachian State senior DE Ronald Blair has a "a great combination of size and quickness" and ESPN's Mel Kiper likes that "he uses leverage well and does a great job against the run."

The 6-foot-4, 270-pound Blair already has 9.5 tackles for loss this season. "I see Blair as an early Day 3 guy if he works out well," Kiper wrote. Blair finished among the Sun Belt’s top 10 in both sacks and tackles for loss in 2014. As for the 6-1 Mountaineers, their only loss came in Week 2 against Clemson. Appy State is currently No. 1 in the Sun Belt.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 05:07:00 PM

Appalachian State HC Scott Satterfield has been awarded a five-year contract extension.

Monetary terms haven't been disclosed, but Satterfield's new contract will run through December 31, 2015. His Mountaineers have shown consistent improvement on his watch. They turned in a tough 4-8 campaign in 2013 and started out 1-5 last season before reeling off six straight wins to finish 2014 with a 7-5 record. During the current season, they're off to a 3-1 start.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 08:21:00 PM

Appalachian State senior DB Doug Middleton's "versatility and read/recognition skills are impressive," observes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

"He's started at cornerback and free safety for the Mountaineers, makes plays in the box, and diplays enough range to play in single or two-deep coverage," Reuter wrote. The 6-foot, 200-pounder posted four interceptions (third in the Sun Belt), six pass breakups, 74 tackles and six TFL in 2014 to garner first-team all-Sun Belt honors. "All-star games and postseason workouts will allow him to show he can make plays against a higher level of competition and that he possesses the speed to succeed at the next level," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 05:11:00 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Norris on QB Carson Wentz

    Norris on QB Carson Wentz
  •  
    Norris on KSU G Cody Whitehair

    Norris on KSU G Cody Whitehair
  •  
    QB Targets: Wild Card Round

    QB Targets: Wild Card Round
  •  
    DPS: Generational Shift at QB

    DPS: Generational Shift at QB
  •  
    RB Targets: Divisional Round

    RB Targets: Divisional Round
  •  
    WR Targets: Divisional Round

    WR Targets: Divisional Round
  •  
    QB Targets: Divisional Round

    QB Targets: Divisional Round
  •  
    TE Targets: Divisional Round

    TE Targets: Divisional Round