4 Ben Chappell  
    Ben Chappell

    Bloomington, Ind.

    High School:
    Bloomington South

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 242




    Murphy A Candidate for 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®

    Senior safety earned Academic All-America honors in 2013


    A Look Back: 2010 Bucket Game


    IU vs. ISU Game Notes


    Hoosiers Defeat Wildcats, 21-19

    Hoosiers Defeat Wildcats, 21-19

    Graduated with a bachelor of science in accounting in June 2010. Chappell was named the team's 2010 Anthony Thompson Most Valuable Player and also earned the Ted Whereatt "Senior Academic Excellence" Award. He closed out his career as IU's career leader in completion percentage (61.1), completions (651), attempts (1,066), 300-yard games (nine), 250-yard games (13) and 200-yard games (18), ranked second in passing yardage (7,251) and passing touchdowns (45), and finished third in total offense (7,331). Chappell started the final 24 games of his career, made 27 starts overall and appeared in 39 total contests.

    2010 Honors: Awarded an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete ... member of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team ... one of 10 finalists for the Wuerffel Trophy ... received honorable mention All-Big Ten from the league's media ... named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 20) ... ESPN Academic All-District V first team member ... quarterfinalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award ... rated the No. 15 player in the Big Ten by and the No. 25 player in the league by ... candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2010 (Senior): Team captain completed 302-of-483 passes (62.5 percent) for 3,295 yards with 24 touchdowns, three rushing TDs, nine interceptions, 274.6 yards per game and a 132.5 passing efficiency ... started all 12 of the team's games ... set the school's single-season completions, passing yardage and attempts records, and finished second in passing touchdowns, total offense (3,309) and completion percentage ... led the Big Ten in passing yardage, passing yardage per game, completions and attempts, finished third in total offense (275.8) and touchdowns, tied for third in TD-interception ratio, and ended up fourth in points responsible for (13.5) ... ranked ninth in attempts, tied for ninth in completions, 14th in passing yardage per game, 19th in passing yardage, 22nd in total offense, tied for 23rd in touchdowns and tied for 27th in points responsible ... threw for four scores two times, three-or-more TDs five times and two-or-more touchdowns seven times ... surpassed 450 yards once, 350 yards three times and 300 yards six times ... completed 40 passes once, 30 passes four times and 25 passes seven times ... reached the 70-percent completion mark four times and the 60-percent completion mark six times ... completed 36 passes over 20 yards, 10 over 30 yards, four over 40 yards and a 65-yarder ... threw five touchdowns over 20 yards (22, 27, 39, 41 and 65) ... set school records with 45 completions (most in a single game nationally in 2010), 64 attempts (tied for third nationally), 480 passing yards (sixth nationally) and 475 total yards (10th nationally) against No. 19 Michigan ... also threw three touchdowns and completed 70.3 percent of passes ... 480 yards were the most by an opposing QB in Michigan history ... tied for the third-most completions in Big Ten history, had the 11th-most attempts in league history and in conference games only, tied for second all-time in completions ... had string of 138 consecutive passes without an INT snapped ... recorded 382 yards on 26-of-42 with four TDs, including a 65-yarder, in win over Arkansas State ... marked the fourth-best single-game passing total in school history ... hit 32-of-42 (76.2 percent) for 366 yards with three passing scores and one rushing touchdown in victory at Western Kentucky, which earned him Big Ten POW honors ... accounted for the eighth-most passing yards in a contest at IU ... followed that performance with four scores, 342 yards and a 23-for-33 effort (70.0 percent) in triumph against Akron ... closed out career with 330 yards, three touchdowns and a 31-of-50 effort in Old Oaken Bucket win at Purdue ... notched 300-yard game with 308 yards, a 39-yard TD, and a rushing score on 30-of-54 passing against Northwestern ... collected 235 yards and two scoring strikes vs. Penn State and 182 yards on 16-of-23 (70.0 percent) with two touchdown tosses, including a 41-yarder, in season-opening victory over Towson.

    2009 Honors: Received honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition from the league's coaches ... shared Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors (Oct. 18) ... earned Academic All-District V honors ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2009 (Junior): Team captain started all 12 games ... completed 268-of-428 passes (62.6 percent) for 2,941 yards with 17 touchdowns, 15 interceptions and a 126.44 efficiency rating ... added three scores on the ground ... ended the year in the Hoosiers' single-season top 10 in passing yardage (second), passing touchdowns (tied for third), completions (first), attempts (second), completion percentage (first) and total offense (2,932 - fourth) ... in Big Ten games only, led the league in passing yards per game (261.2) and attempts (303) and placed second in passing touchdowns (14), third in completions (183), total offense per game (261.5) and completion percentage (60.4) ... ranked second in the Big Ten (overall games) in completions, third in passing yards per game (245.1), completion percentage and attempts, and fourth in total offense each time out (244.1) ... threw for three TDs two times and two-or-more scores seven times ... surpassed 300 yards three times, 250 yards six times and 200 yards eight times ... completed 20 passes eight times and reached the 60-percent completion mark seven times ... became the first QB in IU history to complete over 60 percent of passes in a single season ... completed 33 passes over 20 yards, nine over 30 yards, four over 40 yards and a 56-yarder ... threw six touchdowns over 25 yards (26, 28, 29, 33, 44 and 46) ... also recorded a 20-yard rush ... posted 333 yards and three touchdowns, including 44- and 29-yarders, and completed 23-of-38 with no interceptions and a 160.2 efficiency rating en route to Big Ten POW honors in win over Illinois ... compiled 323 yards on 25-of-35 with three scores, including a 46-yarder, vs. No. 24 Wisconsin ... opened the year with first career 300-yard game in win over Eastern Kentucky ... passed for 326 yards on 27-of-36 with a 33-yard TD ... the 27 completions ranked ninth in a Hoosier single game ... threw for 298 yards and completed 32 passes in 51 attempts, both were the third-highest totals in IU single-game history, in addition to tossing two scores ... closed the year with 266 yards and two touchdowns on 23-of-39 with a 20-yard run vs. Purdue ... passed for two TDs at No. 7 Iowa (227 yards, 23-of-41), vs. No. 9 Ohio State (210 yards, 20-of-34) and in the victory at Akron (163 yards, 18-of-28) ... netted 270 yards, including a season-long 56-yarder, and completed 21-of-38 at No. 23 Michigan ... voted a game captain a team-high six times.

    2008 (Sophomore): Played in 11 of 12 games and started three times ... threw for 1,001 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions ... completed 52.3 percent of passes (80-of-153) and carded a 111.95 efficiency rating ... started at Illinois, against No. 22 (BCS) Northwestern and Wisconsin ... led team to victory over NU, throwing for one TD, a 43-yarder, and rushing for another ... went 21-of-34 for 219 yards ... passed for 126 yards with a 43-yard score, completed 11-of-20 passes and rushed for 24 yards with one touchdown in one half of action vs. Wisconsin ... added 156 passing yards with one TD of 64 yards against Central Michigan ... threw first career touchdown, a 77-yard strike, at Minnesota ... in first career start at Illinois, recorded 172 passing yards ... added 107 yards passing on 11-of-23 against Michigan State ... raced for a career-high 42 yards and threw for 83 yards vs. Iowa ... all four touchdown passes were over 40-plus yards, including scores of 77, 43, 64 and 43 ... collected first career rushing score and added 52 passing yards against Murray State ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2007 (Freshman): Appeared in three games ... made collegiate debut in the season opener against Indiana State, going 1-for-1 with a 14-yard completion ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2006: Redshirted the 2006 season.

    Prep/Personal: Quarterback at Bloomington South High School under head coach Drew Wood ... responsible for 2,359 yards and 27 touchdowns during his senior season to earn Associated Press, Indiana High School Coaches Association and Bloomington Herald-Times first team all-state laurels ... six-touchdown performance against Pike tied for the best output in Indiana in 2005 and also set a new school record ... 399-yard effort against Decatur Central was the fourth-best total in the state ... as a junior, he threw for 1,925 yards and 25 touchdowns to garner Indiana Football Coaches Association Junior 5A All-State recognition ... also a four-year letterwinner in basketball and a member of the Indiana Football Coaches Association Academic All-State team ... parents are Steve and Laura Chappell ... Benjamin Scott Chappell was born on June 2, 1987 and is currently a business systems and accounting graduate student.


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