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NC A&T Football BIO
10 Larry Raper
Larry Raper 705227

 

Breakdown: Raper will be looked upon to be one of the Aggies main playmakers this season...Has performed a number of functions for the Aggies, including running back, kick returner, punt returner and wide receiver...Settled into the wide receiver position in 2011 and had a tremendous impact on the Aggies offense as a big-play receiver...With the graduation of record-breaking receiver Wallace Miles, Raper could step into the role of No. 1 receiver for A&T...Runs 40 yards in 4.34 seconds and bench press 225 pounds 10 times...He has recorded 1,587 yards in all-purpose yards over his career, including 601 yards in receiving yardage...Seven of his career 40 receptions have gone for touchdowns...Has played in 31 games with 27 starts.

2011 Season: Played in 11 games with 10 starts...Had a career year with 22 receptions for 410 yards and a team-best seven receiving touchdowns...Averaged 18.6 yards per reception to lead the team...Ranked 10th in the conference in scoring touchdowns...Staked his reputation as a big-play receiver as six of his catches went for 20 yards or more...Four of those plays went for touchdowns...Also carried the ball six times for 31 yards and had 374 yards in kickoff return yardage, including a 41-yard return against Virginia University of Lynchburg on Sept. 3...Had the best game of his career during the Aggies 2012 Homecoming game against Delaware State on Oct. 15...Made five receptions for 109 yards and scored three times in the Aggies 42-24 win over the Hornets...His one reception against Virginia University of Lynchburg went for a 65-yard touchdown...It was the longest pass reception from scrimmage during the season...Made three catches for 73 yards at Morgan State on Oct. 1, including a 47-yard touchdown reception from Lewis Kindle...His one reception against N.C. Central went for a 39-yard touchdown as the Aggies defeated the Eagles 31-21 on Nov. 19.

2010 Season: Played in 10 games with two starts...One of his starts came at receiver and the other at running back...Rushed for 89 yards on 38 carries and caught three passes for 25 yards...Also had 279 yards in kickoff return yardage...Made his first start at running back against S.C. State on Nov. 20...Rushed for 79 yards on 17 carries in the game.

2009 Season: Made an immediate impact on the field for the Aggies...He played in nine games with five starts last season...He was second on the team in all-purpose yards with 538...Lived up to his reputation of being an all-everything player...He carried the ball 16 times, made 15 receptions and  returned 16 kickoffs...Scored his first career touchdown on Sept. 26 at Coastal Carolina when he scored on a 9-yard end-around in the third quarter...The touchdown was set up by the Aggies longest pass play of the season, a 51-yard reception from quarterback Carlton Fears to Raper...Had one reception for 32 yards and one carry for 21 yards against Hampton on Sept. 19.

High School: Ranked as one of the best players in the country during his senior season...ESPN ranked him No. 52 in the country and No. 15 in the state...Rivals.com rated him No. 77 in America, while Scouts.com awarded him the prestigious honor of being a 3-Star Athlete...Rushed 71 times for 575 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore...Also caught 14 passes for 424 yards and five touchdowns...As a junior, he rushed for 722 yards on 103 carries and 10 touchdowns...Made 13 catches for 316 yards and a touchdown the same season...During his final season at Shelby, he rushed for 13 touchdowns and scored five times as a receiver.

 

Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Shelby, NC
High School: Shelby
Major: Sports Science/Fitness Mang.
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