TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Sun Devils fullback Nick Ralston does most of his talking on the field.
He doesn't particularly care for interviews and showed a rare display of emotion with a sideline yell after scoring a touchdown against UCLA.
"I feel like he's been practicing that," joked fellow Sun Devils running back, Eno Benjamin. "I think he thinks you guys are the bad people. He told me before he moved back to offense he didn't want to run the ball. He just wanted to hit people. He's taken tremendous pride in that."
Ralston played linebacker in the spring and early part of the season. He moved to offense to help spark the run game and helped Benjamin set the school single game and single season rushing record this season. Ralston has one carry and has caught four passes and one touchdown. The touchdown came on his birthday.
On his birthday, here’s ASU fullback Nick Ralston (@NickRalston22) with the 5-yard touchdown catch that puts the Sun Devils back on top against UCLA. At half ASU leads 17-14. pic.twitter.com/IspNJFJ8Vz— Rob Werner (@robwerner28) November 10, 2018
"Football is in my blood," said Ralston. "My dad tells me I was born during a Kansas City Chiefs game so I was born to play football. I come from Texas. High school football in Texas is religion there."
Ralston comes from Argyle, Texas. His backfield mate, Benjamin, comes from Wylie, Texas. The two towns are 56 miles apart.
"I remember my senior year hearing about a sophomore kid who was just killing it," said Ralston. "God works everything out. It's awesome to be playing with him."
The two Texans get one more chance to play together this season in the Las Vegas Bowl. You probably won't hear much from Ralston, unless he gets in the end zone.