Rich Named Ivy Rookie of Week

Candler Rich. (photo by Kevin Warhola)
Candler Rich. (photo by Kevin Warhola)

Yale TB Scores His First Touchdowns

PRINCETON, N.J.  - Freshman Candler Rich (Newnan, Ga.) has started the last two games for the Yale football team in place of junior tailback Tyler Varga, and Rich has run for over 100 yards in each game.


He was rewarded for his 101-yard, three touchdown game last Saturday against Columbia with Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors. The two scoring runs (10, 2 yards) and 12-yard scoring reception were the first touchdowns of his career.


Rich is averaging 5.8 per carry after helping the Bulldogs get a 53-12 win on Nov. 2. Rich's career-high was 159 rushing yards – including a 58-yard run – and a TD against Fordham.