Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Traynor A Bushnell Finalist

Dartmouth linebacker Jack Traynor and Princeton linebacker Jeremiah Taylor are the Bushnell Defensive Player of the Year finalists for the Ivy League.

Selected on the offensive side are quarterbacks Kurt Rawlings of Yale and EJ Perry of Brown.

From the Ivy League release (LINK):
A three-time unanimous First Team All-Ivy honoree, Traynor led Dartmouth and ranked third in the Ivy League with 75 tackles. The Lake Forest, Ill., native also added 4.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, a League-high two fumble recoveries and two interceptions—including a pick-six—during his senior campaign. The linebacker propelled a Dartmouth defensive unit that allowed just 12.40 points per game—second in the FCS for the second-straight season—and just 320.9 yards per game—14th in the FCS. Traynor, one of 13 two-time captains in Big Green program history, finishes his career with 270 tackles, 11th on the team’s all-time charts. In the classroom, Traynor is an engineering major that claim a 3.68 GPA. He is a two-time Academic All-Ivy and FCS Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star selection.
Dartmouth defensive back Isiah Swann was last year's defensive Bushnell winner. Princeton quarterback John Lovett was the offensive winner.

The winners will be announced Monday in a presentation at the New York Hilton Midtown starting at 12:30 p.m.

Green Alert Take: Conspiracy theorists – and I know you are out there because I've heard from you – have at it. And we're not talking on the defensive side.