RB Heaston, Coach Allen Discuss Ups and Downs of Maroon and White Game
One of the best young running backs in the MVFC, Heaston will compete with a host of returnees for the Bears' starting job ... Netted 110 yards on 10 carries with a 48-yard TD run in Maroon & 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 ... Undecided on major.