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Ross Apo Athlete Profile

#1 Ross Apo

Position: Wide Receiver Height: 6-3 Weight: 210 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2010-2014 Hometown: Arlington, TX Last School: The Oakridge School

National Honors

  • Named to the 2013 Earl Campbell watch list
  • Named to the 2013 College Sports Madness Preseason All-Independent Second Team

Conference Honors

  • Named 2011 FBS Independent Freshman of the Year
  • Named to the 2011 Phil Steele All-Independent Second Team
  • Named to the 2012 Phil Steele All-Independent Second Team

Career Summary

Ross Apo came to BYU ranked the No. 13 wide receiver in the nation by He totaled nearly 2,000 receiving yards at The Oakridge School in Arlington, Texas. As a four-time letterman at BYU, Apo played in a total of 48 games and started in 16. He averaged 12.3 yards per catch during his career. As a freshman Apo was named FBS Independent Freshman of the Year and was the second-leading receiver on the team with 34 passes for 453 yards and nine touchdowns. He was also named to several All-Independent teams and the Earl Campbell watch list during his career. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 


  • Received minicamp invitation from the Seattle Seahawks in 2015


  • Speaks Tongan
  • Majoring in exercise science
  • Also recruited by California, Kansas State, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas and Tulsa

Before BYU

  • Ranked the No. 13 wide receiver in the nation by
  • Averaged 19.1 yards per catch over his three year prep career
  • Totaled nearly 2,000 receiving yards
  • 22 career touchdown receptions, including 21 over the last two seasons
  • Averaged 22.5 yards on 36 receptions as a senior, totaling 810 yards and 10 touchdowns
  • As a junior he hauled in 37 passes for 764 yards for a 20.6 yards-per-catch average with 11 touchdown receptions
  • He also recorded 27 catches for 331 yards and one touchdown as a sophomore 
  • Invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl
  • Coached by Phillip Farhat

2010 | Medical Redshirt Year

  • Played in the season opener at Washington
  • Suffered an open dislocation of his left index finger during the second week of the season at practice, did not play the remainder of the year

2011 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Named FBS Independent Freshman of the Year, Phil Steele All-Independent Second Team
  • Saw action in all 13 games and started 4 games
  • Second leading receiver on the team
  • Caught 34 passes for 453 yards and 9 touchdowns
  • Caught at least one pass in 11 of 13 games
  • Caught one touchdown pass in each of the first three games at Ole Miss, at Texas and vs. Utah
  • Caught two touchdown passes each game vs. New Mexico State and at Hawai'i
  • Season high 71 receiving yards vs. Idaho State

2012 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Named to Phil Steele All-Independent Second Team
  • Started in 12 of 12 games played
  • Caught 31 passes for 311 yards and one touchdown
  • Caught a season-long 53-yard pass vs. Idaho
  • Had four catches for 31 yards in season-opener vs. Washington State
  • Had three catches vs. Oregon State and three at Notre Dame
  • Notched 55 receiving yards and three catches including a 43-yarder at Georgia Tech
  • Recorded season-best 70 receiving yards vs. Idaho

2013 | Junior Year

  • Named to Earl Campbell watch list
  • Preseason All-Independent Second Team (College Sports Madness)
  • Caught two passes for 59 yards against Virginia, including a long of 52
  • Hauled in four catches for 38 yards vs Middle Tennessee
  • Scored two TDs on four catches at Houston
  • Notched one TD and two receptions in win against Boise State

2014 | Senior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • Played in 10 games