That it didn’t take long for Tyler George to fit into a senior-dominated Lebanon Valley College football team this year is a telling fact in and of itself. George learned the offense, worked hard and kept his mouth shut.
But when Saturday afternoons came around, George allowed his play on the field to speak for itself.
George, a junior wide receiver for the Flying Dutchmen, was one of a few bright spots for Lebanon Valley on Saturday afternoon in Springfield, Ohio, where LVC endured a 59-17 loss to Wittenberg in the opening round of the NCAA Division Three national tournament. It was the Flying Dutchmen’s first-ever appearance in the Division Three playoffs, but George performed at the same high level that he always does.
The former Elco star led Lebanon Valley in receiving on the day, hauling in three Brian Murphy passes for 81 yards. Murphy and George collaborated on a 35-yard scoring play late in the third quarter that pulled the Flying Dutchmen to within 45-17.
But it would prove to be LVC’s last touchdown of a season that ended 8-3. Murphy also hit George for a 37-yard gain during the game.
George ended the season as the Flying Dutchmen’s third leading receiver, with 21 catches for 302 yards and four touchdowns. George averaged over 14 yards per reception.
– Jeff Falk