Ryan Epperson returns after an all-SLC season as a junior.
Career: Played in 42 games during his SFA career with 10 starts, playing both fullback and defensive line ... Caught seven passes for 101 yards with a touchdown out of the backfield while generating 21 total tackles ... Finished his career with eight solo tackles, a pair of tackles for loss and a forced fumble.
2016 (Senior): Appeared in all 11 games at the fullback position for SFA ... Caught three passes for 40 yards and a touchdown out of the backfield ... Scored his first career touchdown with an 18-yard catch against Sam Houston State at NRG Stadium ... Posted a 17-yard reception in the win over Abilene Christian ... Caught one pass for five yards at Nicholls ... Registered one tackle in the win against West Alabama.
2015 (Junior): Saw action in all 11 games for the Lumberjacks with six starts at the fullback position ... Recorded a four-yard reception against Abilene Christian ... Helped provide key blocking for the SFA rushing and passing attack.
2014 (Sophomore): Appeared in 11 games with three starts at fullback ... Caught three passes on the season for 57 yards ... Hauled in a 32-yard pass against Northwestern State, setting up an SFA score ... Also pulled in a 19-yard pass against Weber State.
2013 (Freshman): Saw action in nine games, earning his first start against McMurry ... Compiled 20 tackles on the season, including eight solo ... Posted a season-high 11 tackles against the Warhawks, including 1.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a pass breakup ... Had four stops in the season opener at Weber State.
2012 (Redshirt): Utilized his redshirt season.
Prior to SFA: Three year starter at Frankston High School .. Posted 193 tackles and 23 TFLs as a senior ... Led Indians to 8-4 record and second round of Class 2A playoffs ... Earned AP Class 2A honorable mention all-state honors ... Named District 9-2A Defensive MVP ... A Dogwood Circle Defensive Player of the Year selection ... Garnered honorable mention Smoaky.com All-East Texas accolades ... Twin brother Jamal is a defensive end for the Lumberjacks.