New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Princeton quarterback Quinn Epperly and
Harvard defensive end Zach Hodges were named the Asa S. Bushnell Cup
winners as the Ivy League football players of the year on Monday.
Epperly captured the Ivy League's offensive player of the year award, while
Hodges was named the defensive player of the year. Both are juniors.
Epperly, from Knoxville, Tenn., rewrote portions of both the Ivy and Princeton
record books as the Tigers finished 8-2 and earned a share of the league
title. He accounted for a league-record 43 touchdowns, matching the school's
single-season passing touchdown record of Doug Butler (25, 1983) and coming
within one of matching the school's single-season rushing touchdown record of
Keith Elias (19, 1994).
Hodges, from Atlanta, helped Harvard finish 9-1 and earn a share of the Ivy
title. He made 40 tackles, including 11.5 stops for a loss, and recorded 6.5
sacks. He ranked fifth in the nation with four forced fumbles and also
recovered three fumbles.
Both players became the eighth recipients at their respective school to win
the Bushnell Cup.
Epperly earned the top offensive honors over Brown senior tailback John
Spooney, while Princeton senior defensive tackle Caraun Reid was second to
Hodges for the defensive player of the year award
This year marked the first multiple finalists from the same team (Epperly and
Reid) since the award went to a finalist format in 2010.
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