Football releases Bowman Jewelers Player of the Game awards
Falon Lee earned co-Offensive Player of the Game honors.
Football releases Bowman Jewelers Player of the Game awards
Sunday, November 22, 2015

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 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 Kentucky Wesleyan game.       

OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE GAME

Austin Herink – QB – Cleveland, Tenn.

  • Passed for three touchdowns and rushed for two
  • Posted season highs in rushing attempts (20) and yards (134)
  • Completed 14 of his 17 passes for 220 yards 

Falon Lee – RB – Macclenny, Fla.

  • Combined for 141 all-purpose yards (79 rushing/62 receiving)
  • Had two touchdown receptions
  • Became the first Buccaneer to have two touchdown receptions in a game since Sept. 11, 2003 when Andrew Nuckolls caught two at Tennessee-Martin 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME

Chris Bouyer – DL – Rock Hill, S.C.

  • Graded out at 88-percent
  • Had five hits, including a sack
  • Recorded two tackles for loss 

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE GAME

Chad Pritchard – WR – Elizabethton, Tenn.

  • Registered two solo tackles on kickoff coverage
  • First time receiving the award 

EFFORT PLAY OF THE GAME

Freshman defensive lineman Tremond Ferrell (Washington, Ga.) earned the Effort Play of the Game honor. Ferrell chased down a screen pass from quarterback Dalton Oliver to Xavier Mitchell in the second quarter. Ferrell also sacked Oliver for a loss of eight yards in the third quarter. 

This week Coach Torbush and the Buccaneer coaching staff recognized Garrett Curtis (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Christian Gibson (Bristol, Tenn.) as the “Look Team Players of the Week.” Fox is a 6-foot-2, 310-pound freshman offensive lineman and Gibson is a 6-foot-1, 178-pound freshman safety.   

ABOUT CURTIS

A four-year letterman for Hardin Valley Academy … Two-time all-region performer … Was also Hardin Valley Academy’s 2015 Lineman of the Year … Played for high school coach and ETSU letterman Wes Jones. 

ABOUT GIBSON

A three-sport standout at Tennessee High School, playing football, baseball and basketball … Named 2014 athlete of the year … Was an all-conference in 2013 and 2014 … Tied school record for most interceptions in a game with four during his senior season … Played for high school coach and ETSU letterman Mike Mays. 

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