Pro Highlights

  • Appeared in all 16 contests with eight starts in 2016, rushing for 150 yards and two TDs on 34 carries (3.6 avg.) with nine receptions for 46 yards (5.1 avg.) and a TD.
  • Was named a Pro Bowl alternate in 2016 and was one of only two Packers (WR Jeff Janis) to post a rushing TD and a receiving TD last season.
  • Played in 15 games as a rookie in 2015, seeing action primarily on special teams, and posted nine tackles (tied for No. 4 on the team).
  • Was tied with CB Damarious Randall (15) for the most games played by a Green Bay rookie in 2015.
  • Was drafted by Green Bay with the first of three sixth-round selections (No. 206 overall), one of five fullbacks picked in the 2015 NFL Draft.


Played in 47 games with 17 starts during his career…Started and blocked for the top three rushing performances under Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops…Earned his degree in communication…Senior season (2014): Set a career high with nine starts and tied a career best with 13 games played…Posted a career-high seven receptions for a career-best 38 yards (5.4 avg.) and a TD…Had the first carries of his career, rushing six times for 13 yards (2.2 avg.)…Winner of the Don Key Award, presented annually to a Sooner senior who exemplifies all-around excellence in the classroom and on the field…Named first-team All-Big 12 by and second-team All-Big 12 by the league’s coaches…Part of an offense that averaged 261.2 rushing yards per game and 6.1 yards per carry, the best marks of the Stoops era at OU…Blocked for Samaje Perine, who led all FBS freshmen and the Big 12 with 131.8 rushing yards per game…Perine’s 1,713 rushing yards were the second-most ever by an OU freshman, trailing only Adrian Peterson’s 1,925 in 2004…Part of an offense that was No. 3 in the conference and No. 20 in the FBS in scoring (38.3 points per game)…Helped the OU run game register 510 yards on 59 attempts (8.6 avg.) at Iowa State (Nov. 1), the highest rushing mark of the Stoops era…Carried the ball for the first time in his career, gaining 11 yards and a TD on four rushes at Texas Tech (Nov. 15) and set career highs in receptions (two) and receiving yards (12)…Tallied 9 yards on one reception vs. Kansas (Nov. 22) and helped block for Perine, who posted the highest single-game rushing total in FBS history (427 yards on 34 carries for a 12.6 avg. and five TDs)…As a team, the Sooners tied for the most rushing yards under Stoops with 510 yards on 55 attempts (9.3 avg.)…Registered two rushing TDs vs. Oklahoma State (Dec. 6), both from a yard out, and hauled in two passes for 6 yards (3.0 avg.) and a TD…The three touchdowns were a career high and the most on either team…Junior season (2013): Started seven of a career-best 13 games played…Served primarily as a blocker but took on a larger role after the season-ending injury to Trey Millard vs. Texas Tech on Oct. 26…Helped the OU offense average 223.9 rushing yards per game, the best single-season mark up to that point under Stoops…Blocked for a team that totaled more than 200 net rushing yards in eight games, posting an 8-0 record in those contests…Of the seven games he started, OU registered 100-plus net rushing yards in five of them, including three games with 300-plus yards…Recorded a 3-yard TD reception vs. Iowa State (Nov. 16), the first reception and touchdown of his career, and helped clear the way for OU to rack up 405 net rushing yards on 44 carries (9.2 avg.)…Sophomore season (2012): Played in 12 games with one start…Earned the Derrick Shepard Award as the team’s most inspirational walk-on…Was awarded a scholarship after the season…Contributed on special teams and saw action in short-yardage and goal-line situations…OU converted 31 of 34 goal-to-go situations into points, including 27 touchdowns with 18 coming via the run…Part of a team that tied Kansas State for the Big 12 title with an 8-1 conference record…Marked the Sooners’ most conference wins since going 8-0 in 2004…Made his first career start vs. Texas (Oct. 13)…Freshman season (2011): Earned a spot on the team as a true freshman as a walk-on and saw action in nine games, contributing on special teams.


Given name Aaron Randal Ripkowski…Born in Houston, Texas…Single…Nicknamed “Rip”…Traveled to Ireland as part of Oklahoma’s study-abroad program in May 2014…High school: A four-year letterman in football, powerlifting and track and field at Dayton (Texas) High School…Played defensive end, linebacker and guard…As a sophomore, was part of a team that made it to the Class 4A Division II state championship at the Alamodome in San Antonio, losing, 69-49, to Sulphur Springs to finish 13-2 on the season…The 118 combined points were the most in an 11-man state final in University Interscholastic League history…Community involvement: Signed autographs to benefit The Salvation Army during the holidays…Residence: Dayton, Texas.