ETSU football announces Bowman Jewelers Player of the Game awards
Redshirt junior linebacker River Boruff (#8) was named Defensive Player of the Game vs. James Madison.
ETSU football announces Bowman Jewelers Player of the Game awards
Sunday, September 10, 2017

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 10, 2017) – Following each game during the 2017 college football season, ETSU head coach Carl Torbush will announce the Bowman Jewelers Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Game, along with the “Effort Play of the Game” and “Show Team Players of the Week” awards.      

Below are the recipients from Saturday’s game at No. 1 James Madison.

OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE GAME

ALEX RIOS – OL – SR. – TUCSON, ARIZ.

-- Graded out at 89-percent

-- Played in 51 of the 59 plays

-- Competed and show great leadership the entire night

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME

RIVER BORUFF – LB – R-JR. – SPARTA, TENN.

-- Totaled a team-game 11 tackles and one tackle for loss (five solo tackles)

-- Graded out at 82-percent

-- Recorded the second double-digit tackle game of his collegiate career

-- Provided great effort on defense the entire game

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE GAME

JD GRIFFIN – LB – SO. – KODAK, TENN. 

-- Finished with two tackles

-- Recorded a 1-on-1 block on kickoff return

-- Played on ETSU’s punt coverage team

EFFORT PLAY OF THE GAME

Freshman defensive back Tyree Robinson (Gainesville, Ga.) earned this week’s Effort Play of the Game … On a kickoff return by Marcus Marshall, Robinson chased the JMU returner down from behind for a tackle at the 3:30 mark of the third quarter.

SHOW TEAM PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

This week Coach Torbush and the Buccaneer coaching staff recognized Isaiah Jones (Clemmons, N.C.) and Trejuan Purty (Maryville, Tenn.) as the “Show Team Players of the Week.” 

Jones is a 6-foot-4, 319-pound freshman offensive lineman and Purty is a 6-foot, 225-pound freshman defensive lineman.   

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