Thursday, October 16, 2014

Varga named to watch list; latest all-era team


Tyler Varga has been added to The Sports Newtork’s Payton Award Watch List. The award is given to the outstanding player of the FCS following the regular season.

Varga leads the FCS in scoring average (13.5) and is ninth in yards per carry (6.8). He has rushed for 525 yards and eight touchdowns. He rushed for 185 yards and five scores, including the game-winning touchdown, in the overtime victory over Army.

Varga is also a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation’s William Campbell Trophy for top scholar-athlete.

1978-97 All-Era Team

Here’s a look at the most recent all-era team released by the Yale athletic department…



Bill Crowley '79, LB

Hometown: Short Hills, New Jersey

Height, weight: 6-4, 225

NOTES:

- All-American '78

- Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '77, '78


Bob Skoronski '79, DT

Hometown: Menasha, Wisconsin

Height, weight: 6-1, 220

NOTES:

- All-American '78

- All-Ivy First Team Selection '78


John Spagnola '79, DE

Hometown: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Height, weight: 6-4, 220

NOTES:

- All-American '78

- Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '77, '78

- Drafted by New England Patriots, '79

- Played for Philadelphia Eagles '79 to '87 (Super Bowl XV), Seattle Seahawks '88, Green Bay Packers '89


Clint Streit '79, DE

Hometown: Darlington, Pennsylvania

Height, weight: 6-3, 225

NOTES:

- All-American '78

- Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '77, '78


Ken Hill '80, RB

Hometown: Oak Grove, Louisiana

Height, weight: 6-0, 194

NOTES:

- All-Ivy First Team Selection '79

- Blue-Gray Classic '79

- Drafted by Oakland Raiders '80

- Played for Oakland/L.A. Raiders '80 to '83 (Super Bowl XVIII), New York Giants '84 to '88 (Super Bowl XXI), Kansas City Chiefs '89


Tim Tumpane '80, LB

Hometown: Midlothian, Illinois

Height, weight: 6-0, 205

NOTES:

- All-American '79

- All-Ivy First Team Selection '79

- Asa A. Bushnell Cup (Ivy League MVP) '79


Kevin Czinger '81, MG

Hometown: Parma, Ohio

Height, weight: 5-10, 200

NOTES:

- All-American '80

- All-Ivy First Team Selection '80

- Asa A. Bushnell Cup (Ivy League MVP) '80


Rich Diana '82, RB

Hometown: Hamden, Connecticut

Height, weight: 5-11, 215

NOTES:

- Two-time All-American and All-Ivy First Team '80, '81

- Blue-Gray Classic '81; Japan Bowl '81

- Outstanding New England Senior & Player of Year '81

- Top 10 Finisher in Heisman Balloting '81

- Asa A. Bushnell Cup (Ivy League MVP), Walter Camp Connecticut Player of the Year '81

- Played for Miami Dolphins '82-'83 (Super Bowl XVII)


Curt Grieve '82, WR

Hometown: Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Height, weight: 6-4, 200

NOTES:

- All-Ivy First Team Selection '81

- Blue-Gray Classic '81

- Drafted by Philadelphia Eagles '82


Fred Leone '82, DE

Hometown: East Northport, New York

Height, weight: 6-2, 217

NOTES:

- All-American '80

- Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '80, '81


John Rogan '82, QB

Hometown: East Meadow, New York

Height, weight: 6-2, 188

NOTES:

-Played on 3 Ivy Championship Teams

-Teams went 25-4 over three seasons

-Yale's top passer all 3 years


Jeff Rohrer '82, LB

Hometown: Manhattan Beach, California

Height, weight: 6-3, 215

NOTES:

- All-Ivy First Team Selection '81

- Drafted by Dallas Cowboys '82

- Played for Dallas Cowboys '82 to '88


Dean Athanasia '88, TE

Hometown: Wilmington, Massachusetts

Height, weight: 6-3, 225

NOTES:

- All-Ivy First Team Selection '87

-Broke Yale record for career receptions


Kelly Ryan '88, QB

Hometown: Springfield, Illinois

Height, weight: 6-3, 190

NOTES:

- All-Ivy First Team Selection '87

- Asa A. Bushnell Cup (Ivy League MVP) '87


Jeff Rudolph '89, OG

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Height, weight: 6-1, 260

NOTES:

- Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '87, '88


Jon Reese '90, LB

Hometown: West Babylon, New York

Height, weight: 6-0, 215

NOTES:

- All-Ivy First Team Selection '89

- Captain of 1989 Ivy Champions


Chris Hetherington '96, QB

Hometown: North Branford, Connecticut

Height, weight: 6-3, 235

NOTES:

- Yale's top QB in 1994 and 1995

-Numerous Ivy League, ECAC Player of the Week honors

-Played for Cincinnati Bengals '96, Indianapolis Colts '96-99 ('97 special teams MVP), Carolina Panthers '99-01, St. Louis Rams '02, Oakland '03-04, San Francisco 49ers '05-06

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow a great bunch of players,Truly blessed to witness them play.
Hey Walt Yale Fan and Stanley
my main man.Are coming out of your caves to the Bowl this weekend.?
Cheers Jon Harris

6:40 PM 

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