Sports | 5:19 pm | November 21, 2012 | By Ashton Wackym

FOOTBALL | Varga ’15 named first team All-Ivy League

Tyler Varga '15 was named first team All-Ivy League.
Tyler Varga '15 was named first team All-Ivy League. Photo by Yale Athletics.

Running back Tyler Varga ’15 has been awarded first-team all-Ivy League recognition, becoming the only Yalie this season to receive the honor.

The youngest player on the Elis’ offense, Varga averaged 116.9 rushing yards per game and ended the season with 935 yards total for the Bulldogs. His performance on offense earned him his first team all-Ivy League and his performance as a kick returner earned him second team all-Ivy on special teams.

Though he missed two Ivy League games, Varga still ended the season as the 13th ranked player in the Football Championship Subdivision for his average rushing yards.

Varga is also a finalist for the Bushnell Cup, the award granted to the Ivy League’s best offensive and defensive player of the year.

Right tackle Roy Collins ’13 was a second-team all-Ivy pick and left tackle Wes Gavin ’14, center John Oppenheimer ’14, running back Mordecai Cargill ’13 and corner back Colin Bibb ’13 were honorable mentions for the Ivy League.

Varga was elected Most Valuable Player by his teammates Monday night.

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