Aaron Ripkowski

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Aaron Ripkowski
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Ripkowski with the Packers in 2015
Free agent
Position:Fullback
Personal information
Born: (1992-12-20) December 20, 1992 (age 26)
Houston, Texas
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:246 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Dayton (Dayton, Texas)
College:Oklahoma
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 6 / Pick: 206
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing attempts:39
Rushing yards:163
Rushing touchdowns:2
Receptions:17
Receiving yards:103
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Aaron Randal Ripkowski (born December 20, 1992) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Oklahoma, and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Ripkowski attended and played high school football at Dayton High School.[1]

College career[edit]

Ripkowski attended the University of Oklahoma, where he played on the Oklahoma Sooners football team from 2011 to 2014 under head coach Bob Stoops.[2] In the 2013 season, he had one reception for a three-yard touchdown on the season.[3] In the 2014 season, he had seven receptions for 38 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown to go along with six carries for 13 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.[4] In four years at Oklahoma, he appeared in 47 games and started 17.

College statistics[edit]

Oklahoma Sooners
Year Games Rushing Receiving
G GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2011 9 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2012 12 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2013 13 7 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 3 3.0 3 1
2014 13 9 6 13 2.2 5 3 7 38 5.4 9 1
Total 47 17 6 13 2.2 5 3 8 41 5.1 9 2
Source: SoonerSports.com

Professional career[edit]

External video
Ripkowski gets drafted by Green Bay
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 1 38 in
(1.86 m)
238 lb
(108 kg)
4.70 s 1.64 s 2.70 s 4.33 s 7.59 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
31[5]
All values are from Pro Day[6]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

2015 season[edit]

Ripkowski was selected in the sixth round (206th overall) by the Green Bay Packers in the 2015 NFL Draft.[7] On May 8, 2015, he signed a contract with the Packers.[8] In his rookie season, Ripkowski was the Packers' backup fullback behind veteran John Kuhn. He appeared in 15 games, finishing the year with nine tackles on special teams.[9] Ripkowski recorded his first career NFL reception, an 18-yard catch and run from quarterback Aaron Rodgers against the Carolina Panthers in Week 9.[10][11] Overall, he appeared in fifteen regular season games and two playoff games.[12]

2016 season[edit]

In 2016, entering his second year, Ripkowski became the starting fullback after the Packers did not re-sign John Kuhn.[13] As the 2016 season progressed, Ripkowski's role expanded due to injuries to running backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks. He finished the 2016 regular season with 34 carries for 150 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns to go along with nine receptions for 46 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.[14] The Packers finished with a 10–6 record and made the playoffs.[15] In the Wild Card Round against the New York Giants, he had two carries for one rushing yard and one rushing touchdown to go along with two receptions for 11 receiving yards in the 38–13 victory.[16] In the Divisional Round against the Dallas Cowboys, he had four carries for 24 rushing yards in the 34–31 victory.[17] In the NFC Championship against the Atlanta Falcons, he had three carries for 11 rushing yards and two receptions for 28 receiving yards in the 44–21 loss.[18]

2017 season[edit]

In the 2017 season, Ripkowski appeared in all 16 games and recorded five carries for 13 rushing yards and seven receptions for 39 receiving yards.[19]

2018 season[edit]

On September 1, 2018, Ripkowski was released by the Packers.[20]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On January 31, 2019, Ripkowski signed a reserve/future contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.[21] He was waived on May 3, 2019.[22]

NFL statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS Rushing Receiving Fumbles
Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2015 GB 15 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 18 18.0 18 0 0 0
2016 GB 16 8 34 150 4.4 15 2 9 46 5.1 9 1 0 0
2017 GB 16 2 5 13 2.6 4 0 7 39 5.6 12 0 0 0
Total 47 10 39 163 4.2 15 2 17 103 6.1 18 1 0 0

Postseason[edit]

Year Team GP GS Rushing Receiving Fumbles
Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2015 GB 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2016 GB 3 0 9 36 4.0 20 1 4 39 9.8 20 0 1 1
Total 5 0 9 36 4.0 20 1 4 39 9.8 20 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dayton's Ripkowski picked by Packers in NFL draft". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Oklahoma Sooners: Aaron Ripkowski". SoonerSports.com. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "Aaron Ripkowski 2013 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Aaron Ripkowski 2014 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "Green Bay Packers picks in the 2015 NFL draft". JSOnline.com. April 30, 2015. Archived from the original on April 22, 2018. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Aaron Ripkowski – Oklahoma, FB : 2015 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". DraftScout.com. Archived from the original on April 19, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "Aaron Ripkowski Draft Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  8. ^ "Packers sign five draft choices". Packers.com. May 8, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  9. ^ "Green Bay Packers: Aaron Ripkowski". Packers.com. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  10. ^ "Packers Aaron Ripkowski rips through the Panthers – NFL Videos". NFL.com. November 8, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  11. ^ "Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers – November 8th, 2015". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "Aaron Ripkowski 2015 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  13. ^ Spofford, Mike (July 12, 2016). "Countdown to Camp: Spotlight remains on Eddie Lacy". Packers.com. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  14. ^ "Aaron Ripkowski 2016 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "2016 Green Bay Packers Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  16. ^ "Wild Card – New York Giants at Green Bay Packers – January 8th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  17. ^ "Divisional Round – Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys – January 15th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  18. ^ "NFC Championship – Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons – January 22nd, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  19. ^ "Aaron Ripkowski 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  20. ^ "Packers announce roster moves". Packers.com. September 1, 2018.
  21. ^ "Chiefs Sign FB Aaron Ripkowski To Futures Deal". NFL Trade Rumors. January 31, 2019.
  22. ^ Williams, Charean (May 3, 2019). "Chiefs cut three, including Aaron Ripkowski". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.

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