All Time Favorite Apps

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All Time Favorite Apps

Unread post by appstate24 » Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:19 pm

We are just over 30 days out from what is hopefully another highly successful season for the Black & Gold. Thought this might be a good way to pass the time.

Interested to see who everyone’s all time favorite Mountaineers are. One caveat, they have to be guys you have seen play. For instance Dexter Coakley was before my time, so I can’t include him. To make it interesting also post when you started at App or when you started following the Apps. I’m sure we we all have the Armanti’s etc. but curious to see some of the less “famous” guys who you just loved to watch.

Started at App in ‘03, started really watching App in ‘01

Armanti Edwards
Richie Williams
Kevin Richardson
Daniel Bettis
Corey Lynch
Marques Murrell
Jason Hunter
Matt Cline
Kerry Brown
Thomas Hennigan
Devin Stringer
John Law
Jalin Moore
Parker Collins


Left A LOT off this list, just wanted to get the ball rolling. Let’s hear it...

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Re: All Time Favorite Apps

Unread post by ArmantiWaterSafety » Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:40 pm

Sam Martin
Coco Hillary
Brian Quick
Malachi Jones

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Re: All Time Favorite Apps

Unread post by Appst86 » Thu Jul 28, 2022 4:22 pm

I'm going back a bit:

John Settle
Dino Hackett
Daniel Wilcox
Derrick Graham
Mark Royals
Bjorn Nittmo
Dexter Coakley

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Unread post by InFor6More » Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:04 pm

Add Dexter Jackson to that list for me and Hans Batichon while we’re at it. Also, I have a soft spot for Patrick Blalock who always played bigger than his true size.

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Re: All Time Favorite Apps

Unread post by appstate77 » Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:21 pm

Robby Price, Emmitt Hamilton, Joe Parker, Steve Brown, Rick Beasley, Todd Payton, Daniel Jeremiah, Joe Burchette, Dex Coakley, Chad Groover, Satt, Shawn Clarke, Elliott, Settle, Hackett, Mark French, AE, K Rich, TLamb, Baker-Boney, Duck, Sherm, ADG, Marcus Cox, Middleton, Grant Oliver,, John Law, Henny, Zac, Evans, Staton, Boggs, Tae Hayes, I could go on. I ve seen a bunch of em since 1974.

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Re: All Time Favorite Apps

Unread post by AppYosef! » Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:52 pm

This brings back fond memories of some great players and teams I've watched play at The Rock.

Top 3 are...
Armanti Edwards
John Settle
Dexter Coakley
(I missed seeing Dino Hackett by one year or I'm sure he would be on the list too)

The rest (in no particular order)...
Bjorn Nittmo
Kevin Richardson
Richie Williams
Marcus Cox
Ritchie Melchor
Harold Alexander
Brian Quick
Dexter Jackson
Thomas Hennigan
Derrick Graham
Jason Hunter
Corey Lynch
Matt Stephens
Marques Murrell
Daniel Kilgore
Neil Cornatzer (local kid from my high school, played softball on the same team with him one summer)
Scott Cornatzer (Neil's brother also from my old high school)
Greg Barnette (my cousin)
Billy Riddle (another local boy)

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Re: All Time Favorite Apps

Unread post by AppStFan1 » Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:56 pm

Appst86 wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 4:22 pm
I'm going back a bit:

John Settle
Dino Hackett
Daniel Wilcox
Derrick Graham
Mark Royals
Bjorn Nittmo
Dexter Coakley
If Coakley, Hackett, Settle, and Royals are not on the list along with the Armanti Edwards types then it is not a real list. Glad you mentioned them. Graham was a stud too.

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Re: All Time Favorite Apps

Unread post by AppStFan1 » Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:00 pm

appstate24 wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:19 pm
We are just over 30 days out from what is hopefully another highly successful season for the Black & Gold. Thought this might be a good way to pass the time.

Interested to see who everyone’s all time favorite Mountaineers are. One caveat, they have to be guys you have seen play. For instance Dexter Coakley was before my time, so I can’t include him. To make it interesting also post when you started at App or when you started following the Apps. I’m sure we we all have the Armanti’s etc. but curious to see some of the less “famous” guys who you just loved to watch.

Started at App in ‘03, started really watching App in ‘01

Armanti Edwards
Richie Williams
Kevin Richardson
Daniel Bettis
Corey Lynch
Marques Murrell
Jason Hunter
Matt Cline
Kerry Brown
Thomas Hennigan
Devin Stringer
John Law
Jalin Moore
Parker Collins


Left A LOT off this list, just wanted to get the ball rolling. Let’s hear it...

GO APPS!!
Best or favorite? I agree that I liked how all those you named played but just to name names I have seen or those who were just stud players here is my list (no current names allowed)

C Scott Kadlub
C Tyler Elkins
C Noah Hannon
CB Keith Collins
CB Jamie Coleman
CB Demetrius McCray
CB Shemar Jean-Charles
CB/S Matt Stevens
CB/S Corey Hall
DE Jimmy Freeman
DE Josh Jeffries
DE K.T. Stovall
DE Jason Hunter
DE Marques Murrell
DE Ronald Blair
DT Anthony Downs
DT Avery Hall
DT Ryan Watson
ILB Joe DiBernardo
ILB D.J. Smith
ILB Jordan Fehr
ILB D'Marco Jackson
K Bjorn Nittmo
LB Brent David
LB Jeremy Kimbrough
OG Shawn Clark
OG Joe Patrick
OG Kerry Brown
OG Colby Gossett
OG Ryan Neuzil
OLB Dino Hackett
OLB Mickey Ray
OLB Rico Mack
OLB Dexter Coakley
OLB Justin Seaverns
OLB Akeem Davis-Gaither
OT James Hardman
OT Derrick Graham
OT Chad Groover
OT Wayne Smith
OT Daniel Kilgore
OT Kendall Lamm
P Harold Alexander
P Sam Martin
QB Steve Brown
QB Joe Burchette
QB Richie Williams
QB Armanti Edwards
QB Taylor Lamb
QB Zac Thomas
QB/WR DeAndre Presley
RB John Settle
RB Chip Hooks
RB Damon Scott
RB Kevin Richardson
RB Marcus Cox
RB Jalin Moore
RB Darrynton Evans
S Gary Dandridge
S Clarence Sutton
S Jeremy Wiggins
S Corey Lynch
S Mark LeGree
S Doug Middleton
TE Steve Wilkes
TE Daniel Wilcox
TE Daniel Bettis
WR Rick Beasley
WR Troy Albea
WR DaVon Fowlkes
WR Brian Quick
WR Sean Price
WR Corey Sutton
WR Thomas Hennigan
WR/RS Dexter Jackson
WR/RS CoCo Hillary

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Unread post by TurfMonkey » Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:17 pm

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Re: All Time Favorite Apps

Unread post by appfanz » Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:03 pm

My Mt. Rushmore of App players are:
Armanti
John Settle
Dexter Coakley
Dino Hackett

I came to App in ‘72 so I’ve seen a lot of players but these to me are the cream of the crop.

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Unread post by NewApp » Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:06 pm

Appst86 wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 4:22 pm
I'm going back a bit:

John Settle
Dino Hackett
Daniel Wilcox
Derrick Graham
Mark Royals
Bjorn Nittmo
Dexter Coakley
Yep.
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Unread post by NewApp » Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:06 pm

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Re: All Time Favorite Apps

Unread post by MAD Doctor » Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:34 pm

AE
D. Evans
D. Jackson
Pierre Banks
Corey Lynch
C. Sutton
J.Hunter
T. Hennigan
J. Fehrer
K. Richardson

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Unread post by Stonewall » Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:40 pm

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Re: All Time Favorite Apps

Unread post by spacemonkey » Fri Jul 29, 2022 1:34 am

For you young guys...you should google/youtube search Bjorn Nittmo and David Letterman. For me it was the first time I ever heard the words Appalachian state in a National type audience. David Letterman was pretty big back in the day. He constantly said "Bjorn Nittmo"....he finally brought him on for interviews.

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Re: All Time Favorite Apps

Unread post by Yosef84 » Fri Jul 29, 2022 5:34 am

My totally biased list would start with DJ Campbell :-). My unbiased list is lengthy and really hard to narrow down. Even though I have loved App football for a long time, the availability of information makes it easier to feel like I "know" the players from the last 15 or 20 years. The folks above have done a great job of listing names I would include, so I'll make an attempt at narrowing it down based on a combination of on-field performance and off-field character. This is NOT an exhaustive list because my mind is a sieve these days and I am sure to leave out someone that is obvious.

Obvious choices:
No list is complete without Armanti Edwards, Dexter Coakley, Matt Stevens, Corey Lynch, Richie Williams, Kevin Richardson....geez....this really is hard....seems like our WR, LB, DB and OL units have been turning out stars in bulk!

OK...I'm trying to think of some players I have really admired over the years that I don't see mentioned above.

I don't see Avery Hall, Pierre Banks....HUGE admiration for what those guys have done for App both on and off the field. Both are absolutely class acts. Tim Sanders rarely gets mentioned but he was a stud RB who spent part of his career backing up John Settle so he seems to get overlooked. IMO they were the best RB tandem at App State until the last few years, and they are still in the discussion. Rick Beasley is another great one.

I'm sure I'll think of more as soon as I submit this but there are a lot of folks on here who know these names better than I.

Honorable mention to David Jackson...never wore the uniform but did a huge amount for App state and an assistant AD and voice of the Mountaineers!

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Re: All Time Favorite Apps

Unread post by BambooRdApp » Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:12 am

I was not familiar with App. St football prior to attending grad school in early/mid 90s given I grew up on the coast. It was EasyU, State and UNC in that part of the state. So for me, it began when I was in grad school. Satt was the QB and was special. Not flashy...just got it done most of the time. The wins against Marshall were phenomenal. I have learned more about the history prior to Satt years, however did not see them play... however know the players were great and made App. St what it is today. So many great players after I graduated and followed over the years. Many to consider. My all-time is AE. He is the GOAT for me.
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Unread post by /\PP ST/\TE GRAD 09 » Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:24 am

One thing worth pointing out...Statistically, and as a Mountaineer I believe Nate McKinney was a better punter than Sam Martin. Of course Martin made the NFL with a long career, and sure we remember some nice boots he had while at App, but don't let the advantage of going pro and being more recent allow Martin to take away the beast leg McKinney had (IMO).

I remember attending App games while in high school and seeing him warm up with some massive kicks, and when it came to the game time he also had some nice punts.

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Unread post by appbanker » Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:43 am

spacemonkey wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2022 1:34 am
For you young guys...you should google/youtube search Bjorn Nittmo and David Letterman. For me it was the first time I ever heard the words Appalachian state in a National type audience. David Letterman was pretty big back in the day. He constantly said "Bjorn Nittmo"....he finally brought him on for interviews.
Nittmo had an awesome leg. I remember seeing him put several kick offs through the uprights. If I remember right, he has had a rough life due to concussions

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Re: All Time Favorite Apps

Unread post by Seattleapp » Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:47 am

How is Matt Stevens not on anyones list? Chuck Payne another underrated honorable mention

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