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The Pumphrey-led Aztecs defeat Houston to win the 2016 Las Vegas Bowl, on December 17, 2016.
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Christian Chapman Career Stats
Mobile, accurate quarterback with a quick release ... Has started the last 16 games entering 2017, including four postseason contests ... Is 13-3 as a starting quarterback, winning both the 2015 and 2016 MW Championship game and the 2015 Hawai'i Bowl and 2016 Las Vegas Bowl ... In four career postseason appearances (MW championships and bowl games), is 4-0 and has completed 33 of 52 attempts (63.5 pct.) for 529 yards and three touchdowns against one interception for a 164.11 pass efficiency rating ... Since his first start (Dec. 5, 2015), he owns the 15th-best pass efficiency rating in the country (153.9, min. 275 att.) ... All-time SDSU ranks: second in quarterback winning percentage (.813), fourth in pass efficiency rating (148.2) and tied for eighth in QB victories (13) ... His 16 consecutive starts at quarterback are the program's most since Ryan Lindley started a school-record 44 straight from Oct. 18, 2008-Dec. 17, 2011.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016)
Racked up numerous superlatives, including being named a "Other Quarterbacks to Watch" by Athlon Sports' Steven Lassan, a "Top 25 MW Player to Watch" by the Orlando Sentinel's Matt Murschel, "SDSU's Key Player to a Successful Season" by Campus Insiders' Pete Fiutak, a "Group of 5 Wild Card Players" by Athlon Sports' J.P. Scott and a "SDSU Player to Watch" by Lindy's Sports ... Was 153-for-251 (61.0 pct.) for 1,994 yards and 20 touchdowns with just six interceptions, owning a 149.20 pass efficiency rating ... His 61.0 completion percentage was the third best by an Aztec since 1996 ... (Min. 180 attempts), ranked second in the MW in pass touchdown percentage (11th nationally, 8.0) and touchdown-to-interception percentage (T-23rd nationally, 3.33), third in pass efficiency rating (24th nationally, 149.20) and pass touchdowns (T-45th nationally, 20), fourth in yards per attempt (35th nationally, 7.94), yards per completion (41st nationally, 13.03) and completion percentage (49th nationally, 61.0), and fourth in interception percentage (58th nationally, 2.4) ... If you take away the 28 times that he was sacked for 159 yards, he ended up rushing 43 times for 222 yards (5.2 avg.) ... Has multiple touchdown passes in six games ... Had a solid opener vs. New Hampshire in just his third career start, completing 16 of 25 passes for a career-high 283 yards and a career-best two touchdowns ... His 283 yards were the most by an Aztec since Quinn Kaehler had 326 vs. Air Force on Nov. 21, 2014 ... Threw an 86-yard pass to Mikah Holder in the first quarter, tied for the seventh-longest pass in program history ... Also rushed six times for 7 yards (4.5 avg.) ... Was 14-for-23 for 129 yards, a touchdown and an interception against California ... The interception stopped numerous streaks, including 87 passes by Chapman without an interception, 254 pass attempts by SDSU without an interception and 404 snaps without a turnover ... Was 11-for-19 with a career-high three touchdowns and 126 yards in his fifth career start ... Became the first Aztec with three touchdown passes in a game since Maxwell Smith threw three vs. Wyoming on Nov. 14, 2015 ... All three scores came in the first half as SDSU raced out to a 28-7 lead ... Completed 13 of 22 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown at South Alabama ... Was 15-for-20 for 215 yards and one touchdown without throwing a pick against UNLV ... Connected on a career-high 75 percent of his passing attempts (min. 5 att.) ... It was his seventh straight game with at least one passing touchdown ... Was only called on to pass 12 times at Fresno State, completing seven passes for 72 yards ... Also rushed six times for 26 yards (4.3 avg.) with a long of 13 yards ... Was 13-for-18 (72.2 pct.) for 167 yards and a touchdown pass in a start vs. San José State ... Threw an interception for the first time in 82 passes (81 passes in between picks) ... Also rushed five times for a season-high 31 yards (6.2 avg.) with a long of 13 yards ... Completed 4 of 9 attempts for 14 yards and a touchdown at Utah State ... The 14 yards were the fewest thrown in a game in SDSU's Division I history (since 1969) ... Also ran three times for six yards, including a long run of 10 yards ... Had a good game against Hawai'i, going 7-for-15 for 76 yards and three touchdowns with one interception ... The three touchdown passes tied a career high (also at Northern Illinois) ... Was 11-for-16 for 146 yards and two touchdowns with zero interceptions at Nevada ... Posted a season-high pass efficiency rating of 186.65) ... Finished 15-for-26 for 211 yards and two touchdowns without throwing an interception at Wyoming ... Lost for just the second time in 13 games (11-2) as the starting quarterback ... Was 11-for-19 for 183 yards and two touchdowns with one interception at Colorado State ... Threw multiple touchdown passes for the fourth straight game and sixth time of his career (all this season) ... Finished 6-for-13 for 85 yards and an interception at Wyoming in the MW Championship game ... Added nine rushes for 17 yards ... Was 10-for-14 for 128 yards and a touchdown without throwing an interception against Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl ... Improved to 13-3 as the starting quarterback and 4-0 in postseason games (2-0 in MW championships, 2-0 in bowl games) ... Of Chapman's 10 completions, six went for first down and one went for a touchdown ... On first down, Chapman was 5-for-5 for 83 yards and a touchdown ... Finished with a pass efficiency rating of 171.8, making SDSU 6-0 in 2016 when owning a rating of 165 or better ... Threw his 20th touchdown pass of the season and 22nd of his career.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)
Played in nine games with two starts, including each of the final seven contests ... Started the final two games with starter Maxwell Smith out with an injury and both were wins ... Completed 29 of 49 passes (59.2 pct.) for 436 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for a passing efficiency of 141.10 ... Also rushed 16 times for 72 yards (4.5 avg.) with a long run of 13 yards ... Logged his first career collegiate snaps against San Diego, going 2-for-2 for 39 yards with a 263.80 pass efficiency rating ... Had a long of 32 yards to Rashaad Penny ... Came off the bench at California and was 4-for-13 for 37 yards and an interception ... Had a long of 20 yards ... Did not play in the next five games (vs. South Alabama, at Penn State, vs. Fresno State, at Hawai`i and at San José State) ... Came in late to play against Utah State without recording a stat ... Also played at Colorado State, but did not throw a pass ... Logged late snaps against Wyoming without attempting a pass ... Played for a fourth straight game at UNLV, but did not attempt a pass ... Played significant time against Nevada with starting quarterback Maxwell Smith going down with a torn ACL early in the first quarter ... Finished 6-for-9 (66.7 pct.) for 44 yards, with a long of 21 yards ... Also added 29 rushing yards on four attempts (7.2 avg.) ... Was 9-for-14 for 203 yards and his first career touchdown pass in his first career start without throwing an interception against Air Force in the Mountain West Championship ... Was named the game's offensive most valuable player ... Set career highs in completions (9), pass attempts (14), yards (203), touchdowns (1) and pass efficiency rating (209.7, min. 12 attempts) ... The 209.7 pass efficiency rating was the second-highest mark in SDSU's Division I history among quarterbacks making their Aztec debut (Kevin McKechnie, 291.82 vs. Navy on Sept. 5, 1997) ... The 203 passing yards were the most by an Aztec on the season and the most since Quinn Kaehler threw for 326 vs. Air Force on Nov. 21, 2014 ... Also added a career-best 32 rushing yards on a career-high six attempts (5.3 avg.) ... Had a career-long 48-yard pass ... Was 8-for-11 (72.7 pct.) for 113 yards and a touchdown vs. Cincinnati in the Hawai`i Bowl in his second career start ... Touchdown pass was a 33-yarder to Donnel Pumphrey ... Also rushed five times for 20 yards (4.0 avg.).
REDSHIRT SEASON (2014)
Was on the travel roster the entire season ... Was listed as the backup for two games with starting quarterback Quinn Kaehler hurting his throwing shoulder, but did not see any action ... Ultimately used his redshirt season.
A three-year letterwinner at Carlsbad High School in nearby Carlsbad, Calif. ... A two-time first-team all-Avocado League selection ... Earned second-team all-North County honors ... Was the team's offensive MVP ... Completed 132-of-219 attempts (60.3 percent) for 1,986 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior ... Also rushed for 194 yards on 46 attempts ... As a junior, passed for 1,899 yards and 18 touchdowns for the Lancers ... Was a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com, and a two-star recruit by 247sports.com ... Was rated as the 39th-best quarterback by ESPN and the 73rd best by Scout ... Received a scout grade of 76 by ESPN and 247sports.
Christian Chapman was born Oct. 1, 1995, in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Son of Craig Chapman ... Chose SDSU over offers from Arkansas State, Brigham Young, Colorado State, SMU and Washington State ... Is majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
Attempts: 25 vs. New Hampshire (9/3/16)
Completions: 16 vs. New Hampshire (9/3/16)
Passing Yards: 283 vs. New Hampshire (9/3/16)
Passing Touchdowns: 3 vs. Hawai'i (11/5/16), at Northern Illinois (9/17/16)
Long Pass: 86 vs. New Hampshire (9/3/16)
Completion Pct. (min. 12 att.): 75.00 (15-for-20) vs. UNLV (10/8/16)
Efficiency Rating (min. 12 att.): 209.66 vs. Air Force (12/5/15)
Carries: 8 at Wyoming (11/19/16)
Rushing Yards: 32 vs. Air Force (12/5/15)
Long Rush: 18 vs. New Hampshire (9/3/16)