KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO) – Rivals.com has named Broncos backup quarterback Tyler VanTubbergen MAC Player Of The Week after his 7 touchdown performance during the Broncos 68-19 victory over Akron last week.
VanTubbergen made his first career start in place of Alex Carder, who was out with a separated should, and made the most of the opportunity, passing for 6 touchdowns on 19 of 21 and 252 yards. He also scored a rushing touchdown and ran for 60 yards. Before Friday’s game against Akron, the red shirt sophomore had thrown only 28 in limited action over the last two years.
It was also announced on Monday that Broncos senior kick John Potter has been awarded the MAC West Special Teams Player Of The Week for the 4th time this season and 6th time in his career. Potter was successful on all 9 of his PATs, extending his consecutive PAT streak to a MAC record 126. For the season Potter has 99 points, the most ever by a kicker in Bronco history.