2015-16 Football
1 Domenique Williams DB
2 Hank Black WR
3 Chris Howard QB
4 Kevin Ferguson S
5 Tony Welch DB
6 Keanu James DB
7 Austin Herink QB
8 River Boruff LB
9 Drake Powell WR
10 Christian Gibson S
10 Demetrius Anthony WR
11 Austin Mosier LB
12 Dylan Wieger QB
13 Matt Williams QB
13 Jacob Samsel DB
14 Seth Barger DB
16 Dalton Ponchillia WR
16 Brock Beeler S
17 Jovany Aris WR
18 Malik Styles WR
18 Andrew Heyward CB
19 Nick Sexton QB
20 Jajuan Lankford RB
20 Bryce Suber S
21 Jack Shoulders WR
22 Charlie Jackson S
23 Cole West S
24 Alonzo Francois DB
24 Adam Mitchell WR
25 Daren Ardis DB
26 Toy'Shaun Winton DB
26 Artevius Smith RB
27 Tavian Lott DB
28 Kahlil Mitchell LB
29 Falon Lee RB
30 Cory Colder RB
31 Austin Gatewood LB
32 Jason Maduafokwa LB
33 Jajuan Stinson RB
35 Austin Hayworth FB
35 Terry Tiller LB
36 Austin Jackson S
37 Cameron Kuerschen LB
38 Chad Pritchard WR
40 Dylan Weigel LB
41 Matt Thompson RB
42 Courtney Heard FB
43 Matt Fox RB
44 Jack Jones S
45 Nasir Player DL
46 Marion Watson K
47 Tony Drew RB
48 Cole Notgrass RB
49 Tyrus Rollins TE
50 Joe Dossett DL
51 Haddon Hill LB
52 Spencer Brien LB
52 Kendall Lawrence DL
53 Trey Quillin LB
54 Logan Lacey LB
55 Devon Johnson DL
56 Josh Pendleton OL
56 Tate Brown LB
57 Matt Pyke OL
58 Greg McCloud OL
59 Brent Rathbone OL
60 Micah Cale OL
61 Leon Humphrey DL
62 Mason McNutt OL
63 Matt Howard OL
65 Ben Blackmon OL
67 Myles Smith OL
68 Caleb LaFleur OL
70 Kevin McConnell OL
71 Dustin Nickle LS
71 Asley Haynes OL
73 Colt Jenkins DL
74 Matt Brewer OL
75 Patrick McFall OL
76 Cody Cornelius OL
77 Garrett Curtis OL
78 Sammy Hall OL
79 Adam Mullins DL
80 Hunter Wike WR
81 Stephen Antonelli TE
82 Jack DeFur TE
83 Connor York WR
84 Justin Gilliam WR
85 JJ Jerman K
86 Kobe Kelley WR
87 Dylan Dockery TE
88 Charlie Moore WR
89 Anthony Spagnoletti WR
90 Ferguierson Charles DL
91 Chris Bouyer DL
92 Joe Pittman DL
93 Royce Turnbull DL
94 Taylor Dollar LB
95 Myles Taylor DL
96 Landon Kunak K
97 Tremond Ferrell DL
98 Michael Scates DL
99 Paul Leveritt TE
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Nasir Player

#45 Nasir Player

HT. 6-5
WT. 241
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Columbia, S.C.

2019 (R-Senior): Garnered a spot on four postseason All-American teams: HERO Sports All-American Second Team, STATS FCS All-American Second Team, AFCA FCS Coaches’ All-America Second Team and the Phil Steele All-American Fourth Team…Recognized as the Phil Steele Preseason SoCon Defensive Player of the Year and named to Phil Steele FCS Preseason First Team All-SoCon and All-American … Named to the STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award Watch List … Tabbed as the SoCon Preseason Defensive Player of the Year … Named to the Preseason All-SoCon First Team Defense … Garnered a spot on the STATS FCS Preseason First Team All-America … Named to the Athlon Sports’ 2019 Preseason FCS All-American Team … HERO Sports Preseason All-American First Team … Concluded the season on both the Coaches and Media First Team All-SoCon squads … Appeared in 12 games with 11 starts for the Bucs … Concluded the season with 45 tackles, including 24 solo … Led the Bucs with 10 tackles for loss, marking the third consecutive season that he finished with double-digit tackles for loss … Tallied 4.5 sacks for the Bucs, leading the squad in sacks on the season … Recovered his first career fumble in the win over Shorter (Sept. 7) … Registered a season-high seven tackles against Shorter, including 1.5 tackles for loss … Posted five or more tackles in four of the 12 games played … Finished his career with 40 career tackles for loss, ranking fifth-most in ETSU history … Played 43 games in his career with 40 career starts.

2018 (R-Junior): Named to the Phil Steele Magazine All-American Second Team as well as the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) FCS Coaches’ All-America Second Team … Garnered a spot on the STATS FCS All-American Third Team … Tabbed as a First Team All-SoCon Defense in addition to being named a STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award Finalist … Named SoCon Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 1) and was a preseason First Team All-SoCon honoree … Appeared and started in 11 games on the season … Finished his redshirt-junior campaign with 43 tackles (25 solo) as well as 11 tackles for loss, 11 quarterback hurries, six sacks, three forced fumbles and two pass breakups … Registered a season-high seven tackles vs. Furman (Sept. 22) and The Citadel (Oct. 13) … Won SoCon Defensive Player of the Week due to six tackles (four solo), three sacks and two forced fumbles against Chattanooga (Sept. 29) … Finished second in the SoCon in total forced fumbles (3), fourth in sacks (6.0) and sixth in tackles for loss (11.0).

2017 (R-Sophomore): Named First Team All-SoCon (media) … Started in all 11 games and totaled 67 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, six quarterback hurries, one interception (for touchdown) and one forced fumble … Registered his first double-digit tackle game (10 tackles) in the season-opening win over Limestone, and added a career-high 13 tackles versus Wofford on Oct. 28 … Posted a three-sack performance in the 16-3 Homecoming win over Robert Morris on Oct. 7, and picked off his first collegiate interception a month later over VMI, returning it for a touchdown in the 24-6 victory against the Keydets … Finished tied for second in the SoCon in sacks, third in tackles for loss, and his three-sack game against Robert Morris was tied for the most among conference players … The three sacks were tied for the 11th-most by an FCS player, and were the fourth-most in ETSU single-game history … Player’s seven sacks this year also ranked fourth in Buccaneer single-season history.

2016 (R-Freshman): Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team … Played in nine games, making seven starts … Started his first collegiate game in the Bucs’ double-overtime time at Kennesaw State on Sept. 3 … Totaled 27 tackles (5.5 tackles for loss), one sack, one quarterback hurry and one pass break up … Finished with a season-high eight solo tackles (two TFL) and one sack in his collegiate debut at Kennesaw State … Seven tackles (four solo) at The Citadel on Oct. 29 and six tackles at Mercer on Nov. 5 … Two tackles (0.5 TFL) in the Bucs’ win over Western Carolina at Bristol Motor Speedway.

2015 (Freshman): Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: 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 … Also collected nine sacks, forced four fumbles and recovered two fumbles that same season … Finished career with over 100 tackles total.

Personal: Son of Willie and Jessica Player … Born March 29, 1997 … Majoring in sport management … Played for high school coach Raymond Jennings.