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Nate Noel
Nate Noel had 178 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Mountaineers.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Noel Named to Senior Bowl Watch List

App State running back Nate Noel has been named to the watch list for the Reese’s Senior Bowl.

Already this summer, Noel has also made the watch lists for the Doak Walker Award (nation’s best running back) and Maxwell Award (most outstanding player in college football).

Through 33 career games, Noel has rushed for 2,240 yards and 13 touchdowns while averaging 6.1 yards per carry. He led the Sun Belt with 1,126 rushing yards in 2021 before rushing for 604 yards in just nine games during an injury-impacted 2022 season in which he averaged 6.9 yards per carry.

Noel opened the season with 116 yards and two touchdowns on 14 attempts against North Carolina and closed the year with 171 yards and three touchdowns on just 12 attempts against Georgia Southern — that performance ranked as the second-most rushing yards by an App State player with fewer than 15 carries, after only Marcus Cox’s 192 yards on 14 carries against South Alabama in 2015.