Varga wins Bushnell Cup

Kitchener tailback named 2014 Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year.

Earlier today, Tyler Varga added another piece of hardware to his trophy case.

The 5’11, 224 pound tailback from Kitchener, Ontario was selected as the recipient of the Bushnell Cup as Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year in a ceremony in New York City this afternoon.

This past season, Varga been selected as a First –Team All-Ivy League for the third time in his career, Gold Helmet as the Top Senior in New England, Swede Nelson Award (top scholar athlete) and National Football Foundation (NFF) Scholar Athlete Award.

In the 2014 season, the tailback rushed for 1,423 yards (an average of 6.1 yards per carry, 142 yards per game) in 10 games.  He also set a team record with 26 touchdowns (22 rushing, four receiving).

During his career with the Bulldogs, Varga has amassed 2,985 rushing yards on 529 carries and 31 rushing touchdowns. The Ontario native has reached the 200 rushing yard plateau on three occasions and the 100 yard mark more than 17 times.

Previous to the Bulldogs, Varga has suited up north of the border for the Western Mustangs where he was CIS Rookie of the Year in 2011.  He played high school football for Cameron Heights Golden Gaels of the Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA).

The Awards season is not over just yet for the Ontario tailback.  He is a finalist for the Walter Payton Award as NCAA FBS Offensive Player of the Year as well as the William Campbell Trophy which is awarded to the player who best exemplifies community service, academic and football.

Additionally, he recently received and accepted an invitation to participate in the 2015 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama on January 24th, 2015. He will be the first Bulldog in 64 years to take part in the game in 64 years.

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