JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2015) – Following each game during the 2015 college football season, ETSU head coach Carl Torbush announces his Bowman Jewelers Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Game, along with the Effort Play of the Game and the “Look Team” Players of the Week.
Below are the recipients from the Gardner-Webb game.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME
Matt Pyke – OL – Clinton, Tenn.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME
River Boruff – LB – Sparta, Tenn.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE GAME
Marion Watson – K/P – Waxhaw, N.C.
EFFORT PLAY OF THE GAME
Red-shirt freshman safety Tony Welch (Pickerington, Ohio) earned the Effort Play of the Game honor. Welch chased down a bubble screen from quarterback Tyrell Maxwell to Adonus Lee that went for over 40 yards in the second quarter.
This week Coach Torbush and the Buccaneer coaching staff recognized Matt Fox (Clinton, Tenn.) and Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.) as the “Look Team Players of the Week.” Fox is a 5-foot-10, 195-pound freshman running back and Player is a 6-foot-5, 241-pound freshman defensive lineman.
Played for high school coach and ETSU letterman Davey Gillum at Anderson County High School … Named first-team all-state in 2013 and 2014 … Was the state’s leading rusher in 2013 and 2014 … Was also named district MVP for 2013 and 2014 … Participated in 2014 Tennessee/Kentucky Border Bowl … Rushed for 394 and 433 yards in back-to-back games … Finished the regular season with over 2,000 rushing yards in both 2013 and 2014.
Had five tackles and one for a loss in last month’s Scout Team scrimmage
Played four years of football at Ridge View High School, and also played one season of Lacrosse … Recorded 88 tackles with 13 for loss as a senior … Collected nine sacks, forced four fumbles and recovered two fumbles that same season … Finished career with over 100 total tackles.
The Bucs conclude the 2015 season next Saturday when ETSU hosts Kentucky Wesleyan. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m., at Kermit Tipton Stadium.
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