Strong defensive effort, career day from Crowder help MSU hold off Eagles in home opener
Memphis scores 28 first-quarter points to hand MSU season-opening 63-7 defeat
Four MSU quarterbacks combine for six touchdown strikes Saturday at Plaster Stadium
No. 4 North Dakota State scores 42 unanswered points to send MSU to fourth consecutive setback
MSU builds 25-point lead behind Harris, strong ground attack
RB Heaston, Coach Allen Discuss Ups and Downs of Maroon and White Game
Fifth-year senior who will compete for time at tailback during the 2015 campaign ... Had 9 carries for 50 yards in Maroon and White Spring Game (4/11/15) with a pass reception.
2014: Played in 10 games as a junior, averaging 4.4 yards per carry on 70 attempts ... Finished fourth on the club in carries (70) and rushing yards (320) ... Only start of season came in season opener at Northwestern State (8/28/14) ... Had season-high 11 carries in win at Central Arkansas (9/20/14) with another season-high 88 yards ... Posted a 35-yard run from scrimmage at UCA ... Had 10 carries for 25 yards in return to South Dakota State (10/11/14) ... Had pass receptions in 6 different games, including 3 at SDSU and 2 at UCA Returned 4 kickoffs for 54 yards (long 21) ... Made AD Honor Roll in spring 2015.
2013: Injured on the first drive of the season against Northwestern State (8/29/13), Heaston missed 6 games with a knee injury ... Had 122 yards on 17 carries, including a career-long 83-yard run from scrimmage, in home win over No. 15 South Dakota State (10/19/13) to claim MSU Offensive Player of the Week laurels ... Scored his first TD of the season in win at Western Illinois (10/26/13) ... Ran for 89 yards on 14 carries in home win over Indiana State (11/2/13) ... Scored only touchdown of the game for the Bears against UNI (11/16/13) and finished with 61 yards on 10 carries in season finale ... Despite injuries, was second on the club in rushing yards (367) and first in yards per carry (5.6) ... Also tallied 4 receptions for 16 yards and was 6th on the club in all-purpose yardage (383) ... Was named to the College Sports Madness Preseason All-MVFC third team ... Netted 110 yards on 10 carries with a 48-yard TD run in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13).
2012: Earned MVFC All-Newcomer Team honors as well as College Sports Journal Freshman All-America ... Despite playing just 7 games before suffering a rib injury, he led the Bears in rushing yards (424) and registered a pair of 100-yard games ... Posted 126 yards on 22 carries against SIU (9/22/12) ... Tallied 138 all-purpose yards in home debut against Murray State (9/15/12) with 74 receiving yards, including a 67-yarder ... Had 148 ground yards on 20 carries and 183 all-purpose yards at No. 25 South Dakota State ... Earned MSU Media Player of the Week honors three straight games and was MSU Offensive Player of the Week for games at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) and at SDSU ... Was on the Jerry Rice Award and CFPA Freshman of the Year watch lists ... Named CFPA National RB Performer of the Week honorable mention nod for SDSU and Indiana State (10/6/12) games ...Tabbed College Sports Journal Freshman of the Week honorable mention for efforts against SIU and SDSU ... Carried 25 times for 155 in three spring scrimmages (6.2 ypc) ... Had 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: Named 2010 Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year for the state of Tennessee ... As a senior, he rushed 146 times for 1,278 yards with 15 touchdowns with 11 catches for 237 yards ... Averaged 32.6 yards per kickoff return as a senior ... Was team captain in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game ... Named 3A, District 14 Player of the Year ... Led 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 3A (large-class) state champion in four different track events, including back-to-back 400-meter titles in 2010 and 2011 (48.58) and three winning relays ... Part of the 2009 3A state track championship team.
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 ... Majoring in Sociology.