2019-20 Football
1 Quay Holmes RB
1 Rodarious Timmons DB
2 Tyler Riddell QB
3 Jared Folks LB
4 Karon Delince DB
5 Trey Mitchell QB
5 Zayquan Gillespie DB
6 Jamal Couch WR
6 Logan Bowers K/P
7 Quinn Smith DB
7 Ford Cooper QB
8 Jacob Saylors RB
9 Tyler Murphy DB
9 Treyvion Houston QB
10 Dashaun McKinney WR
10 O'Neal Anderson DB
11 Cade Weldon QB
11 Zach West DB
12 MJ Woods DB
12 Riley Bryant WR
13 Jeremy Lewis DB
13 Zailes Alexander WR
14 Keith Coffee WR
15 Chance Thrasher QB
16 Tyree Robinson DB
16 Marqui Manns WR
17 Malik McGue RB
17 Di'Andre Davis LB
18 Cameron Lewis QB
19 Dilan Henderson DB
20 Giovanni Dyer WR
21 Dwayne Ruff DB
22 Zack Yancey LB
23 Jaeden McAllister DB
24 Isaiah Wilson WR
24 Malachi Quinn LB
25 Jalyn Williams RB
25 Elijah Walton DB
26 Artevius Smith DB
27 Zeb Petty TE
27 Erek Campbell DB
28 Alijah Huzzie DB
29 DJ Twitty RB
30 Donovan Manuel LB
31 Brett Strother LB
32 Sincere Quinn RB
33 Edward Davis LB
35 Nick Payne DB
36 Trey Middleton LB
37 Dawson Pierson TE
40 Noah West TE
41 Tre Gowen III RB
42 Stephen Scott LB
42 Bryson Sexton TE
43 Rodney Wright DE
44 Nate Adkins TE
45 Nasir Player DL
46 Jordan Anderson TE
47 Dustin Nickle LS
48 Jake Hyer LS
48 Jawan Martin FB
49 Jason Maduafokwa DL
50 Max Howell OL
51 Austin Rowan DL
52 Tre'mond Shorts OL
53 Chandlor Mullins LS
54 Colton Lakes LB
55 Logan Shipley DL
56 Jacob Hensley OL
57 Isaiah Jayne LB
58 Donovan Swinger LB
59 Jalen Porter LB
60 Andrew Kern OL
62 Mason McNutt OL
63 Dakota Finger DL
65 Ben Blackmon OL
66 Dadley Louis DL
67 Myles Smith OL
69 Bryson Casteel OL
70 Ellis Chapman DL
71 Tavon Matthews OL
72 Eddie Gajardo OL
74 Caman Cody DL
75 Cason Setzekorn OL
76 Blake Austin OL
77 Fred Norman Jr. OL
79 Cameron Parker OL
80 Desi Lester Jr. WR
81 Tim Stayskal TE
82 Tyler Keltner K/P
83 Garrett Taylor P/K
84 Jaylen Frierson RB
85 Juliun Lane-Price WR
86 Will Huzzie WR
87 Mason Hewitt TE
88 Braxton Richburg WR
89 Anthony Spagnoletti WR
90 Javion Heard DL
92 Dru Bowens LB/DE
93 Max Evans DL
94 Olajuwon Pinkelton DL
96 Landon Kunak K/P
98 Miles Manigault DL
99 Blake Bockrath LB
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Nasir Player

#45 Nasir Player

HT. 6-5
WT. 271
YR. RSr.
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.