2017: Applebee, who transferred to USC in the spring of 2017, will serve as a reserve tight end as a walk-on junior in 2017.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: He was a sophomore tight end at Arizona Western College in Yuma (Ariz.) in 2016. Arizona Western finished No. 3 nationally and went 11-1, losing in the NJCAA national championship game.
McKENDREE: He had 4 tackles in 2015 as a redshirt freshman linebacker and tight end at NCAA Division II McKendree University. He redshirted in 2014 as a first-year freshman linebacker at McKendree.
HIGH SCHOOL: As a 2013 senior tight end, defensive end and punter at Seneca (Ill.) High, he had 17 receptions for 324 yards (19.1 avg) with 2 touchdowns on offense, 55 tackles (14.5 sacks), 4 fumble recoveries and 3 forced fumbles on defense and a 34.3 average on 32 punts, 14-of-25 PATs and 2-of-2 field goals on special teams.
As a junior in 2012, he had 9 catches for 299 yards (12.5 avg) with 3 TDs on offense, 8 tackles on defense and a 34.9 average on 38 punts, 14-of-23 PATs and 2-of-3 field goals on special teams while earning All-Conference and Chicago Sun Times All-Area honorable mention. He also played basketball and baseball at Seneca.
PERSONAL: His sister, Alyssa, was a pole vaulter at Missouri (2014-16, earning All-American honors with a seventh place finish at the 2016 NCAA Meet) and now is competing at Tulane as a graduate student.