Schwieger Up for Ivy Player of the Year

Nick Schwieger, Dartmouth’s junior running back is one of four finalilsts for the Asa A. Bushnell Cup, the award that honors the Ivy League player of the year. Schwieger’s season makes a convincing case: through nine games he totaled 1133 yards on 242 attempts for 4.7 yards per attempt while racking up 14 touchdowns, tying a record for most TDs in a season. Indians junior RB Nick Schwieger (image courtesy of David Silverman, DSPics.com)He led the Ivy League in both total rushing yards and yards per game with 125.9 yards and won Ivy League offensive player of the week three times. He even tossed a 62 yard touchdown pass against Brown.

If the Monster from Massachusetts wins the trophy, it will be the first time since 1992 that a Dartmouth player earns POTY honors when former NFL QB Jay Fiedler won it.

Of course, that isn’t the only honor Schwieger has a chance for this season. He already made First Team All-Ivy and made the New England FCS All-Star Team. Quite an impressive year all told.