Dunlap, Escue to sign with APSU Wednesday


WHITE HOUSE — White House senior football players Zack Escue and Chase Dunlap have committed to sign to play college football with Austin Peay State University in Clarksville Wednesday on National Signing Day.

The official signing will take place at The Burr Building at White House High School, the indoor practice facility adjacent to the Blue Devils locker room. A photo opportunity is available for both players and families at 2 p.m.

White House finished the 2012 season 7-6 in the quarterfinals for Class 4-A. Escue is an offensive tackle; Dunlap is a kicker. The Blue Devils were the District 9-AA champions. In four seasons, the pair helped lead the Blue Devils to a 28-22 record with four Class 4-A playoff appearances (6-4 playoff record). The team made a first round playoff appearance in 2009 and three consecutive trips to the Class 4-A quarterfinals from 2010-12.

Chase Dunlap – 5’7″ – 130 – PK/P – #86

Dunlap was a three-year starter for the Blue Devils. Dunlap kicked off 142 times in his career for 7,468 yards and 64 touchbacks with an average kick of 52.59 yards, and punted 15 times for 516 yards and an average with a long of 44 and four inside the 20 an average of 34.40 yards.

Chase made 68 career PATs and 21 field goals for 131 career points. He made four career special teams tackles.

During his senior season, he was named the Plackekicker of the Year for District 9-AA, and named first team All-County by The News Examiner. He kicked off 34 times for 1,927 yards with 24 touchbacks and an average of 56.68 yards. He was perfect 20-for-20 on PAT and 8-of-13 on field goals with a long of 43, including a game-winner as time expired against unbeaten Livingston Academy in week seven at home.

Zack Escue – 6’5″ – 300 – OT/DT – #68

Escue was one of five seniors on the offensive line and was a three-year starter for the Blue Devils. He also played defensive tackle, and finished his career with 59 tackles and six tackles for losses.

Escue was named to the Class 4-A All-State team for 2012 by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association, and the Tennessean All-Midstate Team and All District 9-AA. He was named second team All-County by The News Examiner.

Escue helped block for a tailback who rushed for 1,984 yards and 18 touchdowns his senior season, and an offense that rushed for 2,657 yards and passed for 1,042. During his four-year career, his senior teammate Grant Wicker rushed for 3,529 times behind the offensive line.

For more information about stats and history, please contact Kris Freeman at (615) 830-5100, or Coach Jeff Porter at (615) 672-6401.

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