In 2012 Shaun Joplin played in all 13 games, starting 12 and he finished the season with 40 receptions for 639 yards and 4 touchdowns. Joplin had seven receptions for 117 yards in a win against Idaho and added five more receptions for 61 yards at Toledo. He recorded three receptions for 71 yards in a win against Rhode Island as well as catching a touchdown in back-to-back weeks at Massachussetts and agaist Eastern Michigan. Joplin had five receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown against Kent State and followed that up by recording three receptions for 77 yards in a win versus Buffalo. He recorded a touchdown in four of the team’s final five games.