WASHINGTON - Gallaudet University junior defensive lineman Tyler Snider (Thornville, Ohio) was named Defensive Player of the Week for Division III by the Beyond Sports Network (BSN) website on Tuesday. The honor is the second of the season for Snider as he also earned the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) Defensive Player of the Week award on Sept. 23. Snider played a critical role in the Bison's 7-6 victory last Saturday against defending conference champions Mount Ida College.
Snider had a game-high of three sacks resulting in a loss of 23 yards. His first sack was in first quarter as the Mount Ida quarterback Jawad Yatim was taken down at the Gallaudet 32 for a loss of seven yards. Snider and the Gallaudet defense came out strong in the second half and kept the Mustangs scoreless. Snider had two additional sacks for a combined loss of 16 yards. His second sack of the night forced Mount Ida to return possession to the Bison which led to Gallaudet's game-winning scoring drive in the third quarter. Snider's tough defensive efforts helped the Bison slip past the Mustangs and start off 1-0 in conference play.
Snider was one of six Division III players to be named Defensive Player of the Week by BSN and was the only ECFC player to be honored.
The Bison (4-0, 1-0 ECFC) continue their conference schedule as they take on Norwich University on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Hotchkiss Field. Kick-off is set for noon.
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