Ukwu Transitions Role; Humphries Rejoins Bucs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2020) – ETSU Football Head Coach Randy Sanders announced on Thursday that current defensive ends coach Collins Ukwu will now transition to coaching the defensive line, while Paul Humphries rejoins the ETSU staff as the new defensive ends coach.


Trio of Buccaneers Receive Phil Steele All-American Nods

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2020) – A trio of ETSU football players were named to the Phil Steele All-American squads, as announced late Wednesday afternoon. Artevius Smith (Birmingham, Ala.) was tabbed to the Phil Steele All-American Third Team, while Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.) was named to the Phil Steele All-American Fourth Team. Donovan Manuel (Ellenwood, Ga.) culminated a strong freshman campaign by being honored with a Phil Steele All-American Freshman Fourth Team appearance.


ETSU Places 36 Student-Athletes on SoCon Fall Academic Team

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 15, 2020) – The Southern Conference announced its Fall Academic All-Conference Team on Wednesday afternoon, as 36 ETSU student-athletes earned the academic honors for 2019.


Bucs Garner Plethora of Phil Steele All-SoCon Awards

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 8, 2020) – The ETSU Buccaneers were well represented on the Phil Steele All-Southern Conference Teams, garnering nine positions on the three teams.


Player Garners Third All-American Recognition

WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2019) – The list of accolades just keeps getting bigger and bigger for Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.) as he was named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) FCS Coaches’ All-America Second Team. The honor was announced Friday morning and is the third All-American honor of the season and the week for Player.


Buccaneer Duo Earns STATS FCS All-American Honors

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 19, 2019) – The All-American accolades continue to funnel in for the Bucs as Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.) and Artevius Smith (Birmingham, S.C.) snatch their second All-American honors of the week and the postseason. The ETSU duo were named to the STATS FCS All-American Second Team following strong senior campaigns.


ETSU Football Inks Seven on National Signing Day

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 18, 2019) – ETSU Football Head Coach Randy Sanders introduced the seven newest additions to the Buccaneer roster on Wednesday afternoon as part of the 2020 ETSU National Signing Day, presented by Chick-fil-A in Johnson City.


Smith Garners First All-American Honor

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2019) – For the first time in his collegiate career, Artevius Smith (Birmingham, Ala.) was named an All-American. Smith was tabbed to the Associated Press FCS All-American Second Team on Tuesday afternoon.


Holmes Named HERO Sports All-American Sophomore

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2019) – For the second consecutive day, an ETSU Buccaneer was named to a HERO Sports All-American squad. This time, Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) was labeled as an honorable mention for the HERO Sports All-American Sophomore team, joining Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.) with an All-American accolade this postseason.