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  1. Varga ’15 named honorable mention by sports network

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    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.

  2. Running back Varga ’15 collects another award

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    Yale running back Tyler Varga ’15 can add another accolade to his growing list of honors this year: He was recently awarded first team All-New England honors.

    Varga was selected as the football team’s MVP and earned first team all-Ivy honors on offense and second team all-Ivy honors on special teams earlier this season. A transfer student from Kitchener, Ontario, he ended the season with 935 total yards for the Bulldogs, putting him in first place for all-purpose yards per game in the Football Championship Subdivision.

    Varga, the youngest player on the Bulldogs offense, averaged 194.25 total yards per game. Despite missing two Ivy League games, he still managed to carry the ball for the 22nd most yards in the FCS.

    Along with the other All-New England honorees, Varga will receive recognition at the New England Football Writers Captains and Awards Banquet on Thursday, Dec. 6, in Stoneham, Mass.