A three-time All-Southern Arizona honorable mention selection, Depper was named to the 3A All-State team after rushing for 1,379 yards and 13 touchdowns as part of the 2004 Mustang squad that made the state tournament and finished 9-4. Depper, who went on to play running back at Pima, was also a first-team All-Region centerfielder for the state champion baseball team and a two-time state champion in wrestling.