As the New Year ushered in, all the post-season football matches that comprise “bowl” in their names have already been concluded.
What follows is the naming of the excellent players that showcased their best-in-class college football maneuvers throughout the year.
The Associated Press (AP) recognizes the players and the teams that delivered excellent post-season football performances.
The news firm selects these outstanding athletes from the 40 bowl matches and announces them yearly.
Topping the list is Tuanigamanuolepola “Tua” Tagovailoa. The 20-year-old football quarterback plays for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.
With fewer incompletions, the University of Alabama sophomore was able to complete more touchdown passes as his squad’s 45-34 triumph against the Oklahoma Sooners was cemented prior to the New Year.
Another highlight of Tagovailoa’s performance was making four touchdowns.
Landing in second-place for the Heisman Trophy which was earned by Oklahoma Sooners’ Kyler Murray, Tagovailoa also had 24 of 27 for 318 yards in the College Football Playoff semi-final.
Another college football player worthy of recognition is Georgia Southern Eagles kicker, Tyler Bass.
On Thursday, the South Carolina native was hailed as a part of the All-Bowl Team of the AP.
Among Bass’s important accomplishments include making successful three-out-of-three field-goal attempts.
This includes a 40-yarder as the playing time finished during the Camellia Bowl last month to defeat the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 23-21.
The promising football player also succeeded in making field goals from 50 and 35 yards.
As he made comments about the field-goal that sealed his team’s victory against the Eastern Michigan Eagles, Bass disclosed that his team had been getting ready for the entire year for the match.
He cited how focused he was during the game, remarking that he “didn’t think about anything but the snap, the hold, and me kicking it through.”
When Bass comes back to the football field, he is expected to get a leadership post because it would be his final playing season as a Georgia Southern Eagle.
Bass gives honor to Georgia Southern University’s football team as his naming by the AP marks the second event that an Eagle has gained such recognition.
The five-foot-ten-inches marketing major was preceded by Caleb Williams, the Texas-born cornerback.
In 2015, Williams was recognized for helping the Georgia Southern Eagles defeat the Bowling Green Falcons. He broke up five passes, sealing the Eagles’ 58-27 GoDaddy Bowl triumph.