2017 Tartan Football News

  • Kohman and Prather Compete in Postseason Bowls
    January 04, 2018
    Senior punter Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) and senior wide receiver John Prather (Olney, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team participated and will be participating in postseason collegiate bowl games, in preparation for what they both hope will translate to play at the next level.
  • Kohman and Fitzmorris of the Carnegie Mellon Football Team Named D3football.com All-America
    December 18, 2017
    Two members of the Carnegie Mellon University football team, senior punter Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) and senior safety Drew Fitzmorris (Omaha, Neb./Westside), were named 2017 D3football.com All-Americans when the team was announced prior to the 2017 Stagg Bowl in Salem, Virginia, Friday, December 15. Both seniors landed a spot on the second team, as this marks Fitzmorris’ second honor from the organization after being named honorable mention following his sophomore season.
  • Benger Named PAC SAAC Scholar-Athlete for November
    December 15, 2017
    Senior Sam Benger was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Scholar-Athlete of the Month for November.
  • Kohman Garners Another All-America Honor
    December 14, 2017
    Senior punter Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team received his second All-America honor within a week’s time when The Associated Press (AP) announced its 2017 Little All-America Division III football team Thursday afternoon. After many years in which the AP Little All-America team selected the best "small college" players in the country that included players from Division II, III and NAIA, this season marked the first of a sole Division III team.
  • Lohmeier Named CoSIDA Academic All-America
    December 13, 2017
    Sophomore defensive lineman Michael Lohmeier (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named to the 2017 Academic All-America Division III Football team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Wednesday, December 13. Lohmeier was named to the second team and is one of four sophomores selected of the 42 student-athletes to the first or second team. He is also one of five student-athletes maintaining a perfect 4.00 GPA.
  • Kohman Named 2017 AFCA Division III Coaches’ All-America
    December 12, 2017
    Senior punter Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named an AFCA Division III Coaches’ All-American as announced today by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). Kohman found a spot on the first team, as this marks the second season that the AFCA is selecting a first and second team.
  • Ekler, Fitzmorris and Kohman Named D3football.com All-South Region First Team; Six Tartans Named ECAC All-Stars
    December 05, 2017
    Three seniors, punter Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy), safety Drew Fitzmorris (Omaha, Neb./Westside) and offensive lineman Tyler Eckler (Chelsea, Mich.) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team were named to the D3football.com 2017 All-South Region First Team. The three were joined by a pair of seniors, wide receiver John Prather (Olney, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) and running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) along with sophomore returner Willie Richter (Leander, Texas/Cedar Park) as honorees on the Division III All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) squad.
  • 60th National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner to be Broadcast on ESPN3
    December 04, 2017
    The 2017 National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame's 60th Annual Awards Dinner, where Carnegie Mellon University senior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) will be recognized as a NFF Scholar-Athlete, will be streamed live on ESPN3 available everywhere via the ESPN app. The decorated event, which has one of the most powerful audiences in all of sports, is being held Tuesday, December 5 at the New York Hilton Midtown in downtown New York City.
  • Carnegie Mellon Football Grad Nick Zitelli Named to the 20-Year All-Tazón Team
    November 29, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University 2001 graduate Nick Zitelli (McKees Rocks, Pa./Montour) has been named to the 20-Year All-Tazón Team. The All-Tazón Team was selected by a panel of veterans of the Tazón De Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) and its Global Football-organized predecessor The Aztec Bowl, from games played between 1997 and 2016.
  • Kohman and Fitzmorris Headline Yearly UAA Honors
    November 21, 2017
    For the second straight season, a pair of seniors, punter Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) and safety Drew Fitzmorris (Omaha, Neb./Westside) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team headline the University Athletic Association (UAA) postseason awards. Kohman was named Special Teams Player of the Year while Fitzmorris received Defensive Player of the Year honors. The two are joined by 12 other Tartans who garnered recognition with 10 receiving first-team accolades.
  • Football Falls 32-6 to Muhlenberg in 2017 ECAC Asa S. Bushnell Bowl
    November 18, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team competed in the 2017 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Asa S. Bushnell Bowl and fell to the Mules of Muhlenberg College, 32-6. The game was held on the campus of the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.
  • Seven Football Players Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    November 16, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had seven members named to the Academic All-District football team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Thursday, November 16. To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be a starter or significant reserve and maintain a GPA of 3.3 or better.
  • Tartans Place 19 on All-PAC Team; Six Named First Team
    November 14, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had 19 members earn All-Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) distinction, announced by the conference office following voting by the league coaches on Tuesday. The Tartans landed six on the first team, four on the second team while eight were tabbed honorable mention and one named to the sportsmanship team.
  • Football Earns Third Straight ECAC Bowl Bid - Tartans to Play Muhlenberg
    November 13, 2017
    After finishing the regular season with a 7-3 overall record for the third straight season, the Carnegie Mellon University football team was selected to play in the 2017 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Asa S. Bushnell Bowl Championship on Saturday, November 18 against Muhlenberg College.
  • Football Ends Regular Season with Heartbreaking Setback to #14 Case Western Reserve in Overtime
    November 11, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) and University Athletic Association (UAA) rival Case Western Reserve University in the 32nd Annual Academic Bowl on Saturday, November 11. The Tartans dropped a 41-34 heartbreaker in overtime to the Spartans. The contest counts towards both the PAC and UAA standings. It marked the second overtime game between the two schools with the other coming in 2007.
  • Benger Named William V. Campbell Trophy Finalist
    November 01, 2017
    Selected as the best and the brightest from the college gridiron, from a nationwide pool of 181 semifinalists among all NCAA divisions and the NAIA, The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that Carnegie Mellon's senior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) is one of 13 finalists for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation. Benger is the lone Division III representative and is joined by Slippery Rock University’s Marcus Maryin as the only non-Division I honorees.
  • Fitzmorris Named UAA Football Defensive Athlete of the Week
    October 31, 2017
    Senior safety Drew Fitzmorris (Omaha, Neb./Westside) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Defensive Athlete of the Week for his play against Westminster College this past Saturday night.
  • Football Loses 21-7 at Westminster
    October 28, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to New Wilmington, Pennsylvania on Saturday and dropped a 21-7 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) game to Westminster College in a wet and cold atmosphere. The loss moves Carnegie Mellon’s record 7-2 overall and 5-2 in PAC play while Westminster moves to 6-2 and 5-1.
  • Benger and Kohman Garner Weekly Recognition
    October 24, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University senior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) was named Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in the Tartans’ 42-10 win at Thiel College this past Saturday. Benger was also honored by the University Athletic Association (UAA) as Offensive Athlete of the Week with senior Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) recognized as Kohman was named UAA Special Teams Athlete of the Week.
  • Benger Rushes for 204 Yards in Carnegie Mellon’s 42-10 Win at Thiel
    October 21, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Greenville, Pennsylvania on Saturday to play the Tomcats of Thiel College and left with a 42-10 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) victory. Carnegie Mellon is now 7-1 and 5-1 in PAC play, as Thiel moves to 1-6 and 1-4.
  • Seven Named Athlete of the Week by ECAC
    October 18, 2017
    Seven Carnegie Mellon University athletes were honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) when the organization announced its weekly award winners this week. From football junior Alex Cline (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) and junior Rory Hubbard (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula), women's soccer freshman Carolyn Botz (St. Louis, Mo./Micds), from volleyball junior Lauren Mueller (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown STEM Academy) and sophomore Kayla Yew (San Francisco, Calif./Sacred Heart Cathedral), men's cross country sophomore Evan Yukevich (Tokyo, Japan/American School in Japan) and women's cross country freshman Parvathi Meyyappan (Cupertino, Calif./Monta Vista).
  • Hubbard Receives PAC and UAA Weekly Special Teams Honors; Named to D3football.com Team of the Week
    October 17, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University junior Rory Hubbard (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula) was recognized by the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and University Athletic Association (UAA) as Special Teams Athlete of the Week following his play in the Tartans win over Geneva College this past Saturday. Hubbard was also recognized nationally on the D3football.com Team of the Week.
  • Cline Throws for Career-High in Carnegie Mellon’s 42-27 Win Over Geneva
    October 14, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted the Golden Tornadoes of Geneva College on Saturday and junior quarterback Alex Cline (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) threw for a career-high 324 yards in a 42-27 win in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) game. Carnegie Mellon is now 6-1 overall and 4-1 in PAC play while Geneva evens its record at 3-3 and 2-2.
  • Football Falls in Tough Matchup to #16 Washington & Jefferson
    October 07, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted the 16th-ranked Presidents of Washington and Jefferson College in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) showdown and dropped a hard fought, 27-20, battle. Carnegie Mellon is 5-1 and 3-1 in PAC play while W&J remains unbeaten at 5-0 and 3-0 (PAC).
  • Prather and Kohman Receive PAC and UAA Weekly Recognition
    October 03, 2017
    Two Carnegie Mellon University seniors, wide receiver John Prather (Olney, Md./Our Lady Of Good Counsel) and punter / placekicker Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy), were recognized by the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and the University Athletic Association (UAA) for their play in the Tartans’ 45-14 win over Bethany College on Saturday. Prather was named Offensive Player of the Week while Kohman was honored as Special Teams Athlete of the Week. The two have helped the Tartans to their best start since 2006 at 5-0.
  • 5-0! Football Off to Best Start Since 2006; Defeats Bethany 45-14
    September 30, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Bethany, West Virginia, on Saturday to play the Bison and came away with a 45-14 victory in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) contest. Carnegie Mellon improves to 5-0 over and 3-0 in the PAC while Bethany is now 0-5, 0-3. The Tartans 5-0 start to the season marks its best since 2006 and is just the 12th time in program history a team has started the season with five straight wins.
  • Benger Selected as a William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist
    September 27, 2017
    Selected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced the 181 semifinalists for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation and is prominently displayed inside its official home at the New York Athletic Club. Carnegie Mellon's senior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) is one of 33 Division III players on the list of 181 student-athletes.
  • Football Sweeps UAA Weekly Awards; Kohman Repeats on D3football.com Team of the Week
    September 26, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team swept the Uni-versity Athletic Association (UAA) weekly awards following its 37-17 win over Thomas More this past Saturday. Senior Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) was named Special Teams Athlete of the Week, junior quarterback Alex Cline (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) received the offensive award and senior safety Jacob Johnson (Terre Haute, Ind./Terre Haute South Vigo) the defensive accolade. The three have helped the Tartans get off to a 4-0 start, the best since the 2012 team started with the identical mark. For the second straight week, Kohman was also recognized nationally on the D3football.com Team of the Week.
  • Defense Forced Four Turnovers as Tartans Down Thomas More 37-17
    September 23, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted Thomas More College on Saturday in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) showdown and forced four turnovers to walk away with a 37-17 win. Carnegie Mellon remains unbeaten at 4-0 and 2-0 in PAC play while Thomas More is now 1-3, 0-2. The 4-0 start for the Tartans is the best since 2012 when the team started with the identical mark.
  • Kohman Receives PAC and UAA Weekly Special Teams Honors; Named to D3football.com Team of the Week
    September 19, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University senior Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) was recognized by the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and University Athletic Association (UAA) as Special Teams Athlete of the Week following his play in the Tartans win over Waynesburg University Saturday, September 16. Kohman was also recognized nationally on the D3football.com Team of the Week.
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