RB Heaston, Coach Allen Discuss Ups and Downs of Maroon and White Game
Bears fans will finally get a look at the speedy Ryan Heaston this fall as he heads into fall camp listed behind Vernon Scott on the depth chart at running back ... Carried 25 times for 155 in three spring scrimmages (6.2 yards per carry), including a 30-yard carry in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12).
2011: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Indiana State game (11/12/11).
High School: The Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year for the state of Tennessee, Heaston earned the city of Memphis' Bramlett Award by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... In 2010, he rushed 146 times for 1,278 yards with 15 touchdowns with 11 catches for 237 yards and a touchdown ... He also returned 8 kickoffs for 261 yards, and 6 punts for 215 yards and a touchdown as a senior ... He was a team captain and a member of the Tennessee East-West All-Star team ... Named AAA, District 14 Player of the Year ... Led the Coach John Dowtin's Wolves to a 5-5 record in 2010 ... Was an all-region running back, kick returner and punt returner in 2009 and 2010 ... Team was 6-5 his junior year and 8-3 his sophomore season ... Was a Tennessee AAA (large-class) state champion in four different track events, including the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes ... He won back-to-back 400-meter titles in 2010 and 2011 with identical winning times (48.58) and was part of state championship 4x400 relay teams twice and 4x800 relay team once ... Part of the 2009 Cordova track team that won the state AAA title under Coach Jason Wood.
Personal: Ryan Evan Heaston was born 6/24/93 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Son of Russell and Sharon Heaston of Cordova, Tenn. ... Has a brother, Ashton ... Cousin Marlon Heaston played at SIU ... Majoring in Middle School Education.