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November 5, 2012

PSU Football player named to NEFC Honor Roll

Tyler recognized for Panthers in final week of season

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The starting quarterback on the Plymouth State University football team was honored by the New England Football Conference Monday for his performance in last Saturday's season-ending 27-19 loss to Curry College.

            Junior quarterback Jake Tyler (Maynard, Mass./Maynard) was PSU's representative on this week's NEFC Weekly Honor Roll.  He is the seventh different Panther to earn NEFC weekly recognition this season.

   
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            A 6'2", 223-pound QB, Tyler accounted for 198 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's game against Curry.  He threw for a pair of touchdown passes, completing 11-of-25 passes for 151yards, and he also ran 13 times for 47 yards and a touchdown.  He hooked up with senior running back Andrew Foglia (Montauk, N.Y.) on a six-yard TD strike early in the second quarter and he found graduate student Dustin Matthews (Eliot, Maine) in the end zone from 17 yards out late in the fourth quarter.

            Tyler completed his first season at quarterback after limited action as a reserve running back the past two years.  He rushed for 289 yards and two touchdowns this season while throwing for 664 yard and four TDs.  Tyler finished with just 133 passing attempts, completing 62, as PSU ran the ball on 483 of 643 plays from scrimmage.

            The Panthers finished 2-8 overall this fall, and 1-6 in conference play. PSU completed play in the New England Football Conference in 2012, and will play in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) in 2013.

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