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Nick Bawden Career Stats
Was the backup quarterback for most of 2014 after starting for an injured Quinn Kaehler for two straight games at Fresno State and New Mexico ... Moved to fullback from quarterback prior to fall camp, where he backed up two-year starter Dakota Gordon in 2015 ... Good athlete who possesses good hands ... Has embraced the fullback position and continues to improve ... Was the starter each of his last two seasons ... Coach Long called him the most improved offensive player in the spring of 2016.
SENIOR SEASON (2017)
Was rated as the "13th-rated fullback in the 2018 NFL Draft" by CBS Sports and the "14th-rated fullback in the 2018 NFL Draft" by Phil Steele Magazine ... Started 12 games, only missing the UNLV contest with a hand injury, which appears to finally be healthy ... Had 15 catches for 103 yards (6.9 avg.) with a touchdown and a long of 24 yards ... Logged the second-most snaps (588) at fullback in FBS, according to Pro Football Focus, despite missing the UNLV game ... Among fullbacks in FBS, ranked second in receptions (15), third in receiving yards (103) and tied for third in receiving touchdowns (1) ... Started for the 12th consecutive game in the opener against UC Davis and had a 7-yard reception ... Made two catches for 13 yards (6.5 avg.) with a long of seven yards in another start at Arizona State ... Had two receptions for 10 yards (5.0 avg.) in a start vs. No. 19/19 Stanford with a long of seven yards ... Made a 1-yard grab in a start at Air Force ... Did not record a stat in a start vs. Northern Illinois ... Missed the UNLV game with a hand injury after having surgery earlier in the week ... Returned to start against Boise State, making two catches for 12 yards (6.0 avg.) with a season-long 12-yard grab ... Had two catches for 10 yards (5.0 avg.) in a start against Fresno State ... Made the start at Hawai'i, but did not record a stat ... Had an 8-yard touchdown catch in a start at San José State ... The touchdown was his first of his career (also threw a touchdown as a true freshman in 2014) ... Caught a 9-yard pass in a start vs. Nevada ... Caught two passes for a career-high 31 yards against New Mexico, including a career-long grab of 24 yards ... Made a 2-yard catch against Army West Point in the Armed Forces Bowl.
JUNIOR SEASON (2016)
Was named a first-team All-American by Pro Football Focus ... Played in each of the final 13 games, starting the final 11 ... Had 15 catches for 137 yards (9.1 avg.) and a 4-yard rush ... According to Pro Football Focus, graded out as the best blocking fullback in the country and the sixth-best fullback overall ... Did not play in the opener vs. New Hampshire ... Made his first career catch, going for four yards against California off the bench ... Made another 4-yard grab off the pine at Northern Illinois ... Had a 10-yard catch in his first career start at fullback at South Alabama ... Also had a 4-yard rush, his first rushing attempts as a fullback ... Started again against UNLV, but did not record a stat ... Had career highs of two catches and 23 yards in a start at Fresno State ... Included in the 23 yards was a long of 14 yards ... Had another two catches for 17 yards in a start against San José State ... Did not record a stat in starting time at Utah State ... Caught two passes for seven yards (3.5 avg.) in another start against Hawai'i ... Had a then career-long 19-yard catch in a start at Nevada ... Had a 1-yard grab at Wyoming in another start ... Made a career-high three receptions for a career-best 32 yards (10.7 avg.) against Colorado State ... Had a long of 12 yards ... Did not find the stat sheet in a start at Wyoming in the MW Championship game ... Made a career-long 20-yard grab in a start vs. Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
Played in nine games on the season, including eight of the final 10, without recording a stat ... Did not play in the opener vs. San Diego ... Logged his first snaps of his career at fullback at California without finding the stat sheet ... Did not play against South Alabama ... Was on the travel squad to Penn State, but did not see any action ... Saw time on special teams vs. Fresno State ... Traveled on the Hawai`i trip, but did not see any time ... Logged snaps at fullback at San José State without making the stat sheet ... Played late in the game against Utah State, but did not record a stat ... Also logged statless time at Colorado State ... Played some time at fullback vs. Wyoming, but did not get on the stat sheet ... Logged significant time off the bench at UNLV without recording a stat ... Played some statless time vs. Nevada ... Also did not see action vs. Air Force in the Mountain West Championship ... Played in the Hawai`i Bowl against Cincinnati without making the stat sheet.
FRESHMAN (TRUE) SEASON (2014)
Was one of eight Aztec true freshmen to see action in a game and was the only one to earn a start ... Threw for 147 yards on the year, going 13-for-38 for a touchdown and two interceptions ... Also rushed 11 times for 43 yards (3.9 avg.) ... If you take away the three times he was sacked, he had 63 rushing yards on eight attempts (7.9 avg.) ... Came off the bench to play the final series in the opening win vs. Northern Arizona, but did not throw a pass ... Was on the travel squad to No. 21/23 North Carolina, but did not appear in the game ... Also was on the travel squad to Oregon State, but did not log any snaps ... Played in the team's final drive vs. UNLV, but only handed the ball off ... Became the second true freshman to start a game at quarterback and first without previously throwing a pass at Fresno State ... Only 12 FBS true freshmen had started at quarterback in the season with just seven earning the start without previously throwing a pass in college (as of Oct. 3, 2014) ... Was 9-for-24 for 84 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions ... Also rushed for 36 yards on eight attempts, averaging 4.5 yards per carry ... If you took away the two times he was sacked, those rushing numbers go to 48 yards on six attempts (8.0 avg.) ... Was the 39th player to make his quarterback starting debut for the Aztecs in the Division I era (since 1969) ... Became the second SDSU true freshman in school history (Spencer Brinton in 1997) to start at quarterback in an Aztec win at New Mexico ... Was 4-for-13 for 63 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions, playing only the first half ... Also carried three times for seven yards (twice for 15 yards if you take away the 8-yard sack) ... Had a career-long 43-yard pass in the first quarter to Eric Judge ... Backed up Quinn Kaehler without seeing action in consecutive games vs. Hawai`i, Nevada, Idaho, Boise State and Air Force ... Came off the bench vs. San José State and threw a pass for the first time since the New Mexico game, but the pass was incomplete ... Was on the sidelines, but did not see the field vs. Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl.
Completed 107-of-197 passes (54.3 percent) for 1,622 yards and 14 touchdowns with eight interceptions as a senior at Los Gatos High ... Also rushed for 189 yards on 39 attempts (4.9 avg.) with one touchdown ... Passed for 1,636 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior ... Rated as a three-star recruit by Scout.com and was picked as the 67th-best quarterback ... Also was a three-star recruit by ESPN.com with a scout grade of 77, a three-star recruit by 247sports with a grade of 82 and a two-star recruit by Rivals.com.
Charles Nicholas Bawden was born June 22, 1996, in Los Gatos, Calif. ... Son of Rick and Kimberly Bawden ... Was also offered a scholarship from Eastern Washington, while drawing interest from Arkansas, California, Fresno State, Harvard, San José State, Utah and Washington ... A business administration major with a concentration as a management entrepreneur.
Carries: 8 at Fresno State (10/3/14)
Rushing Yards: 36 at Fresno State (10/3/14)
Long Rush: 15 at New Mexico (10/10/14)
Receptions: 3 vs. Colorado State (11/26/16)
Receiving Yards: 31 vs. New Mexico (11/24/17)
Receiving Touchdowns: 1 at San José State (11/4/17)
Long Reception: 24 vs. New Mexico (11/24/17)
All-Purpose Yards: 36 at Fresno State (10/3/14)
Attempts: 24 at Fresno State (10/3/14)
Completions: 9 at Fresno State (10/3/14)
Passing Yards: 84 at Fresno State (10/3/14)
Passing Touchdowns: 1 at Fresno State (10/3/14)
Long Pass: 43 at New Mexico (10/10/14)
Completion Pct. (min. 12 att.): 37.50 (9-for-24) at Fresno State (10/3/14)
Efficiency Rating: 71.48 at New Mexico (10/10/14)