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66 - Chris Elkins
Chris Elkins
Height: 6-4
Weight: 300
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Beaver Falls, Pa.
High School: Beaver Falls
Position: C
Major: General Studies
gp 12
tk 2
sac -
int -
ffum -

2013 (Senior): Named second-team All-American by The Associated Press while receiving third-team honors from The Sports Network...was a first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honoree for the second straight year...started all 12 games at center, playing the position for the first time in his collegiate career...was team Offensive Lineman of the Game five times (Morehead State, Southern Illinois, Western Illinois, North Dakota State and South Dakota State) in 2013…played every snap in seven games out of 12…grade for season was 87 percent (highest in four years since Coach Wolford joined the staff)…had a grade above 90 percent twice…played 717 snaps and had just four missed assignments per the coaching staff…did not allow a sack during the campaign and only two quarterback hurries on the year (per the offensive line coach)…YSU had 1,000-yard rusher for fourth straight season with him on the offensive line…running back was true freshman Martin Ruiz who was named the MVFC’s Newcomer and Freshman of the Year…first MVFC frosh to rush for more than 1,000 yards since 1993…Ruiz was second in the FCS for rushing yards by a freshmen…quarterback Kurt Hess threw for more than 2,000 yards for the fourth consecutive season and set numerous school season and career passing marks… three members of the line were first-year starters so by far was the leader and veteran of the group (next most experienced player had six starts entering 2013)…started final 38 games of his career including every game as a sophomore, junior and senior…team captain as a senior...earned his fourth letter.

2012 (Junior): Named first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference...only YSU player to be named to the first team...is the first YSU offensive lineman to be recognized as first-team All-MVFC since Brad Samsa in 2008...started all 11 games at right guard...played every MVFC snap in seven of eight games...YSU led the MVFC in total offense for all games averaging 385.6 per contest during regular season...Penguins were second in league games only at 367.8 yards per contest...unit allowed just eight sacks for the entire season...that mark ranked as the lowest total allowed in school history...named team's Offensive Lineman of the Game on a team-best four occasions, including three league games (UNI, SIU, INS)...named Offensive Lineman of the Game at Pittsburgh...played 66 snaps in win over the Pitt Panthers...played 72 snaps vs. Albany and South Dakota...played all 76 snaps at Illinois State...against Southern Illinois played 79 snaps...had a season-high seven knockdowns vs. SIU...played 77 snaps at South Dakota State...season-high 81 plays at Western Illinois...had 69 plays, including five knockdowns vs. Indiana State...was the MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week vs. Indiana State...Guins averaged 198.8 yards passing and 186.8 yards per contest...named Zdelar Offensive Lineman of the Game against Pittsburgh, UNI, Southern Illinois, and Indiana State..W.O.W. Derek Pixley Hit of the Week against Indiana State..earned his third letter.

2011 (Sophomore): Named Honorable-Mention All-Missouri Valley Football Conference...started all 11 games at right guard…ranked second on the offensive line with an overall grade of 81 percent…played 729 snaps for the season…only seven missed assignments the entire season…member of an offensive line that averaged a school-record 36.2 points per game and had a school-best 458.6 total offensive yards per game…exceptional balance with 231.1 rushing and 227.5 passing…YSU's offense scored 53 touchdowns for the season…named team's Offensive Lineman of the Game against Valparaiso, Saint Francis (Pa.) and North Dakota State…played every snap the final three games…YSU Offensive Player of the Game vs. Valpo…selected at the MVFC's Offensive Lineman of the Week vs. Valpo as well...helped protect first-team all-conference quarterback Kurt Hess and pave the way for first-team All-MVFC running back Jamaine Cook...earned his second letter.

2010 (Freshman): Started the final four games of the season at right guard...played in six contests for the year...in league action, YSU averaged 422.2 yards per game…showed great balance with 212 passing and 210.2 rushing yards per game…overall the 412 total offense yards per game was a then school record...named the team's Offensive Lineman of the Game against South Dakota State and Indiana State...earned his first letter.

High School: Second-team Class AA All-Pennsylvania selection as an offensive lineman...was an all-section pick...served as a team captain...helped pave way for Cody Cook, who had almost 2,000 yards on the season...Beaver Falls lost to Aliquippa in WPIAL Class AA semifinals (21-14)...finished with a 10-2 record...played both ways an offensive guard and defensive tackle/defensive end...was a team captain as a senior...played in the East-West All-Star Game in summer of 2010...as a junior, was also a second-team all-state honoree and WPIAL Class AA Midwestern Conference pick...the Tigers reached the WPIAL Class AA title game losing to Aliquippa (8-6)...finished with a 12-1 overall mark averaging 38 points per game...three-year starter...team also advanced to WPIAL title game his sophomore year...coach was Ryan Matsook.

Personal: Parents are Loree Wagoner and Chad Elkins...has two brothers and two sisters...birthday is June 24...major is general studies...is the 2013-14 recipient of the Football Alumni Players Scholarship.

Recent Games
Oct 12 Illinois State W, 59-21
Oct 19 Western Illinois W, 24-14
Nov 2 at South Dakota W, 38-34
Nov 9 at UNI L, 22-20
Nov 16 North Dakota State L, 35-17
Nov 23 South Dakota State L, 42-13
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 2 2
Assists 0 0
Tackles 2 2
Tackles per game .2 .2
Sacks - -
Sack yards - -
Interceptions - -
Returned for touchdown - -
Fumble recoveries - -
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 29 Dayton W, 28-10 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Morehead State W, 67-13 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Michigan State L, 55-17 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Duquesne W, 59-17 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Southern Illinois W, 28-27 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Indiana State W, 35-24 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Illinois State W, 59-21 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Western Illinois W, 24-14 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at South Dakota W, 38-34 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at UNI L, 22-20 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 North Dakota State L, 35-17 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 South Dakota State L, 42-13 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 29 Dayton W, 28-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Morehead State W, 67-13 - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Michigan State L, 55-17 - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Duquesne W, 59-17 - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Southern Illinois W, 28-27 - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Indiana State W, 35-24 - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Illinois State W, 59-21 - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Western Illinois W, 24-14 - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at South Dakota W, 38-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at UNI L, 22-20 - - - - - - -
Nov 16 North Dakota State L, 35-17 - - - - - - -
Nov 23 South Dakota State L, 42-13 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 29 Dayton W, 28-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Morehead State W, 67-13 - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Michigan State L, 55-17 - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Duquesne W, 59-17 - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Southern Illinois W, 28-27 - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Indiana State W, 35-24 - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Illinois State W, 59-21 - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Western Illinois W, 24-14 - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at South Dakota W, 38-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at UNI L, 22-20 - - - - - - -
Nov 16 North Dakota State L, 35-17 - - - - - - -
Nov 23 South Dakota State L, 42-13 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 29 Dayton W, 28-10 - - - - - 0
Sep 7 Morehead State W, 67-13 - - - - - 0
Sep 14 at Michigan State L, 55-17 - - - - - 0
Sep 21 Duquesne W, 59-17 - - - - - 0
Sep 28 at Southern Illinois W, 28-27 - - - - - 0
Oct 5 at Indiana State W, 35-24 - - - - - 0
Oct 12 Illinois State W, 59-21 - - - - - 0
Oct 19 Western Illinois W, 24-14 - - - - - 0
Nov 2 at South Dakota W, 38-34 - - - - - 0
Nov 9 at UNI L, 22-20 - - - - - 0
Nov 16 North Dakota State L, 35-17 - - - - - 0
Nov 23 South Dakota State L, 42-13 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 29 Dayton W, 28-10 - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Morehead State W, 67-13 - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Michigan State L, 55-17 - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Duquesne W, 59-17 - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Southern Illinois W, 28-27 - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Indiana State W, 35-24 - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Illinois State W, 59-21 - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Western Illinois W, 24-14 - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at South Dakota W, 38-34 - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at UNI L, 22-20 - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 North Dakota State L, 35-17 - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 South Dakota State L, 42-13 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 29 Dayton W, 28-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Morehead State W, 67-13 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Michigan State L, 55-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Duquesne W, 59-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Southern Illinois W, 28-27 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Indiana State W, 35-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Illinois State W, 59-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Western Illinois W, 24-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at South Dakota W, 38-34 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at UNI L, 22-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 North Dakota State L, 35-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 South Dakota State L, 42-13 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 29 Dayton W, 28-10 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Morehead State W, 67-13 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Michigan State L, 55-17 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Duquesne W, 59-17 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Southern Illinois W, 28-27 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Indiana State W, 35-24 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Illinois State W, 59-21 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Western Illinois W, 24-14 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at South Dakota W, 38-34 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at UNI L, 22-20 1 0 1 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 North Dakota State L, 35-17 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 South Dakota State L, 42-13 1 0 1 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg
Total 12 - - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home 7 - - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 8 - - - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - - -
December - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 12 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 7 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 8 - - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - -
December - - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 12 - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -

Home 7 - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -

Wins 8 - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - -
December - - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 12 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0

Home 7 - - - - - - - 0
Away 5 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0

Wins 8 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 4 - - - - - - - 0

August 1 - - - - - - - 0
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 3 - - - - - - - 0
November 4 - - - - - - - 0
December - - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 12 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 7 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 8 - - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - -
December - - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -

August - - - - - - - - - -
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
December - - - - - - - - - -
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 12 2 0 2 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 2 0 2 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Home 7 1 0 1 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 1 0 1 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Wins 8 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 4 2 0 2 .5 - - 0 - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
September 4 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 4 2 0 2 .5 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
December - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -