Little Change in Final Spring Two-Deep
Brown Team, Featuring the No. 1 Defense, Will Challenge Gold Team With No. 1 Offense
Depth Chart Follows Completion of First Spring Scrimmage Last Saturday
Continued Progress at Quarterback and Receiver Please Head Coach Craig Bohl
Spring Game Scheduled for April 25
UW This Season: Appleby's work in the winter conditioning program paid off as he seemed to be a quicker, more disruptive player during spring drills. He impressed the new coaching staff enough to merit the top spot on the depth chart at the nose tackle position after spring ball, and enters the fall with high expectations.
2013: Appleby provided depth along the defensive line but did not play in any games.
High School: Appleby was selected as the District 9-4A Defensive Player of the Year at Centennial High School in Frisco, Texas. He was named First Team All-State Class 4A by Rivals.com, and was also named by Rivals.com to the All-Dallas/Fort Worth Area First Team. Appleby earned Honorable Mention Associated Press 4A All-State recognition from the Texas AP Sports Editors. VYPE High School Sports Magazine named Appleby to its 2011 Collin County/North Texas First Team. As a team captain, he helped lead his high school team to a 12-1 record and the regional finals of the 2011 state playoffs. Centennial High defeated McKinney North (45-16) in the first round of the state playoffs and Conrad (56-13) in the second round before losing to Corsicana (31-52) in the Region 2 Finals. He recorded 79 tackles, six sacks, 16 tackles for loss and forced two fumbles as a senior. His junior season, Appleby earned First Team All-District honors while registering 55 tackles and two sacks. He was credited with 40 tackles, two sacks and recovered one fumble as a sophomore. He played for head coach Mark Howard at Centennial High School.
Personal: Born Oct. 1, 1993, he is the son of Vicki and David Appleby. Appleby's father David played football at Texas A&M from 1976-80. He has one older sister, Alexa. Appleby was also recruited by Arkansas State, Baylor and North Texas. He is pursuing a degree in the health sciences program at UW.