|PREVIOUS SCHOOL||Marion County HS|
2021 (Junior): Turned in a career year during the fall campaign … Named to the Associated Press Second Team All-American squad and the Stats Perform FCS Third Team All-America team … Tabbed to the First Team Media All-SoCon and the Coaches Second Team All-SoCon … Competed in 13 games with five starts for the Blue & Gold … Posted his first 1,000-yard rushing season with 1,019 yards and a career-high 10 rushing touchdowns … Averaged 78.4 yards per game on the ground and 7.1 yards per carry … Also hauled in 19 passes for 143 yards and one touchdown … Capped off the season with 25 kick returns for 750 yards, averaging 28.8 yards per return and ranking second all-time in a single season … Concluded the year with 1,882 all-purpose yards, ranking second on the team … Set a program record against Western Carolina (Nov. 13) with 266 rushing yards with three touchdowns … Saylor’s 1,019 rushing yards are the eighth-most in a single season in program history and his 10 rushing touchdowns rank sixth in a single season … His 7.1 average per carry ranks fourth all-time in a single season, just falling short of his 7.2 average in 2018 which ranks third … Recorded rushing touchdowns in seven of the 13 games played, including two games with two or more scores … Posted three games with over 100-yards rushing and 10 games with over 100 all-purpose yards, including 337 all-purpose yards in the win over the Catamounts … Earned SoCon Player of the Week honors after the win over UVA Wise (Sept. 11) and the win over Western Carolina (Nov. 13) … Currently ranks fourth all-time in career rushing yards (2,544) and first all-time in best average per carry (6.6).
2020 (Junior)*: Named to the SoCon Honor Roll … Competed in five of the six games this season for ETSU … Concluded the year with 257 yards on the ground in 42 carries … Averaged a team-best 6.1 yards per carry among running backs, while logging 51.4 yards per game … Totaled 12 receptions for 108 yards and one touchdown, his first career receiving touchdown … Rushed for a career-high 136 yards against Western Carolina on 15 carries … Best receiving output came at The Citadel with four receptions for 52 yards and his first collegiate receiving score, a four-yard touchdown strike … Finished the year with one kick return for 15 yards, logging 380 all-purpose yards on the year.
*Season played in Spring 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic
2019 (Sophomore): Named to the SoCon Honor Roll … Played in 11 games on the season, garnering five starts for the Bucs … Finished the season with a career-best 653 rushing yards on 112 attempts … Tied freshman season mark with four rushing touchdowns and averaged a career-high 59.4 yards per game on the ground … Hauled in 16 receptions for 150 yards … Tallied two touchdowns and 90 yards rushing on 12 carries against Shorter in ETSU’s 48-10 triumph over the Hawks … Registered a season-high 112 rushing yards on nine carries against VMI, crossing the pylon once with a career-high 61-yard rush.
2018 (Freshman): Named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team … Played in 11 games on the season with one start (vs. Samford on Nov. 17) … Finished his freshman season with 615 rushing yards in 86 attempts with four touchdowns … Averaged 7.2 yards per carry as a freshman, the third-highest yards per carry in a single season in ETSU history … Also concluded the year with 23 receptions for 219 yards and 17 kickoff returns for 371 yards … Tallied two touchdowns against both Gardner-Webb (Oct. 6) and Western Carolina (Oct. 27) … Registered a season-high 123 yards on the ground against WCU, while racing for a career-high 45-yard rush against Mercer on Nov. 3 … Eclipsed 100 yards on the ground twice (Gardner-Webb and Western Carolina).
High School: Three-sport athlete at Marion County High School (football, basketball, baseball) … Played for head coach Joey Mathis … Four-year starter at Marion County where he racked up over 4,100 yards and 74 touchdowns, while also adding 18 interceptions … Finished with 1,795 yards and 126 carries with 36 touchdowns his senior season … Helped guide Marion County to three straight Class 2A state championship games … Three-time all-state selection.
Personal: Son of Jeanetta Brophy … Majoring in Engineering Technology.