3 Bulldogs Earn League Honors

3 Bulldogs Earn League Honors

Ivy Tabs Cazzetta, Champion, Rymiszewski

PRINCETON, N.J. – The 24-10 win over No. 18 ranked Cal Poly helped produce honors for three Yale football team members. Junior Kyle Cazzetta (Slate Hill, NY), sophomore Cole Champion (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and freshman Spencer Rymiszewski (West Chester, Pa.) each earned Ivy League distinction after top-notch performances on the West Coast that pushed the Eli record to 3-0.

Cazzetta, the league's special teams player of the week, had a great day punting at Alex G. Spanos Stadium despite some wind in his face. He averaged better than 44 yards per boot and launched one 68 yards, but that wasn't the most important aspect of his day. Cazzetta, who was ranked among the top punters in the region heading into the 2013 season, managed to land three of those kicks inside the Cal Poly 10-yard line.

The Ivy's co-defensive player of the week, Champion was all over the field making plays on Mustangs. The Yale strong safety led all tacklers with 14 while recovering a fumble and picking off two passes. Champion was also named national defensive player of the week by beyondsportsmadness.com. He and the Bulldogs held Cal Poly to its lowest total in points and yards in 2013. Champion shared the league honor with Penn LB David Park.

Rymiszewski, a corner back, had four solos and six overall stops, one tackle for lost yardage and a blocked punt. He became the second (FS Robert Ries) Bulldog to earn Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

Yale is on the road again this Saturday with a 1:30 kick at Dartmouth that can be seen live on Fox College Sports and heard on the Yale Football Radio Network.


filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director