Class includes 13 football student-athletes
A look back at the 2012 Sun Devil football season as well as a recap of spring action and a look at the 2013 football season.
Over 6,300 Sun Devil fans took part in ASU's new event
Hear from head coach Todd Graham and players
Spring practice runs through April 18 with Football Fan Fest presented by MidFirst Bank on April 13
ASU: Big, strong tight end with sure hands...three-year letterman who saw significant minutes this season.
2012:Had two touchdown receptions on three catches against WSU (11/17)...Had five grabs for 85 yards against USC (11/10) with a touchdown - his first since scoring two against Illinois...Led the team in receptions four times this season after posting seven grabs against Oregon (10/18)...Led the team in receptions with 57 and reception yardage with 696... With four catches against Navy (12/29), took over the school record for single-season tight end receptions with 57 (previously held by Zach Miller at 56)... has five touchdown catches on the year, one shy of the single-season tight end record set by Miller and Joe Petty... Had the team lead in receptions for a third consecutive game with five against Utah (9/22)...Led the team in receptions against Mizzou (9/15) with five for 43 yards..Exploded against Illinois (9/8) for 10 receptions and 131 yards... The performance was tied the most receptions in tight end history at the school and was the second-highest receiving yards for a tight end in the ASU record books and earned him the Tight End of the Week Award from the College Football Performance Awards for the week...Finished third in the nation in tight end receptions per game with 4.38. ... Had two catches against NAU in the season opener for 65 yards...Has 28 career receptions for 374 yards...has played in 26 career games at tight end, starting 12 - all coming this year...
2011: Special teams standout...had a fumble recovery on a punt early in third quarter at Illinois...got first catch of his career in opening day win vs UC Davis...followed that up with career long 25 yard snag in blackout upset win vs #19 Missouri...had a catch in first four games.
2010: One of 11 redshirt freshman who saw game action this year...played in every game...big contributor on special teams...earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in ASU's offseason strength and conditioning program.
2009: Redshirted, spending the season as a member of the scout team.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, Calif...one of the top tight end prospects in the nation and one of ASU's most accomplished offensive members of the 2009 class...was invited to participate in the 2009 U.S. Army All-America game in San Antonio, Texas...was a key three-year contributor on offense and defense for one of the elite high school football programs in America...rated as the No. 19 tight end prospect in the nation by Scout.com...rated as the No. 42 tight end in the country by Rivals.com...hails from the same hometown as former Sun Devil starting quarterback Rudy Carpenter...as a junior, he was named first-team All-League, All-County and was named Oak Christian's Offensive Most Valuable Player...led Oaks Christian with 25 receptions in 2008 totaling 461 receiving yards (18.4 avg.) and six touchdown receptions...had three receptions for 64 yards (21.3 avg.) and two touchdowns against Bakersfield Christian on Sept. 5, 2008...registered a career-long 67-yard touchdown reception against Oak Park on Oct. 31, 2008...totaled four receptions for a career-high 89 yards (22.3 avg.) and two scores against South on Nov. 21, 2008...also played defensive end and collected 57 tackles (42 solo), two sacks and one interception...caught 19 passes for 264 yards (13.9 avg.) with four touchdowns as a junior in 2007...totaled four catches for 49 yards (12.3 avg.) with a touchdown against Nordhoff on Nov. 2, 2007...had a season-high 50 receiving yards on two catches (25.0 avg.) against Serra on Nov. 23, 2007...defensively, he tied for the team lead as a junior with 10.0 quarterback sacks, adding 60 total tackles (45 solo), one interception and one fumble recovery...posted three catches for 42 yards (14.0 avg.) as well as 25 tackles (14 solo) as a sophomore on Oak Christian's varsity squad in 2006...chose ASU over Boise State, UCLA and Washington among others...verbally committed to ASU on July 12, 2008...coached by Bill Redell at Oaks Christian High School.
PERSONAL: Majoring in business at ASU...parents are Richard and Karen Coyle of Moorpark, Calif...father, Richard, played water polo at UCLA from 1972-76...has one sister, Katie...hobbies include wakeboarding and snowboarding...born March 25, 1991 in Camarillo, Calif...full name is Christopher Harlan Coyle.