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.
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.
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.
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.
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.