December 5th, 2012 | Sports

Varga ’15 named honorable mention by sports network

Tyler Varga '15
Tyler Varga '15 Photo by Yale Athletics.

Running back Tyler Varga ’15 was often a bright spot in a bleak season for the Bulldogs this year. And now, the Yale football player has added another honor to his trophy case today after being named honorable mention Football Championship Subdivision All-American by the Beyond Sports Network.

Although he missed a few games — one while his eligibility was being reviewed after he transferred from the University of Western Ontario, and another while he handled a leg injury — the running back still managed to lead the Ivy League with 116.2 yards per game.

Varga also led the FCS with 194.2 all-purpose yards per game and was fourth in the Ancient Eight with eight rushing touchdowns.

In addition, he has filled many holes on the Bulldogs’ roster. When all three Eli quarterbacks were injured in the 27-13 victory over Penn in October, Varga filled in as quarterback, in addition to almost leading the Elis to a victory over Columbia the following week. Varga also returned kicks for Yale, averaging 23.6 yards per try.

Varga has also been named to first team All-Ivy and in New England.