Mountain West Football Top 50: No. 48, San Diego State QB Christian Chapman
Christian Chapman’s steady hand is next on our countdown of Mountain West football’s top 50 players.
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Chapman led the Aztecs to another conference title, but the junior wants more.
The defending Mountain West champions are well-represented on this year’s Mountain West Wire football top 50, beginning with its steady signal caller.
San Diego State’s Christian Chapman hasn’t stood out on the stat sheet in a suddenly quarterback-friendly conference, but the junior completed 61% of his passes and threw for 1,994 yards and 20 touchdowns against just six interceptions in 2016, playing his role for the Aztecs with aplomb.
He also proved that he could rise to the occasion when the chips are down, too, having directed one of the season’s most memorable drives, a 99-yard effort in the last 1:07 of the Aztecs’ regular season epic against Wyoming. With a powerful running game behind him and underrated receivers in the mix, Chapman and the Aztecs could be in for a very big year.