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Monday, April 22, 2024

Male Freshman of the Quarter

When UC Davis went looking for new wrinkles to add to their offensive schemes, they looked to Florida’s playbook.

Needing someone to be their version of Tim Tebow, the Aggies turned to backup redshirt freshman free safety Nick Aprile.

Working as a quarterback out of the Aggies’ version of the Wildcat offense (which they call “the Gator”), the Fresno, Calif. native rushed 29 times for 126 yards and four touchdowns, placing him in a three-way tie for most touchdowns scored on the team this season. He also passed for a six-yard touchdown against Southern Utah.

Aprile, a former high school quarterback, came in primarily in short yardage situations to give the offense an extra dimension.

He also had an interception while playing on defense.

– Richard Procter


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