SBU junior quarterback Steve Gachette was named the D2Football.com Offensive Player of the Year among Independent schools and was one of six Bearcats honored by the website. Gachette completed 61.6% of his passes for 3015 yards and a school record 28 touchdowns, while he ran for 975 net yards and 8 touchdowns on the season. This was the second straight season he has earned this honor.
His 3990 total offensive yards easily surpassed his previous school record of 3360 yards, set in 2008. Gachette was also named to the All-Independent First Team and was a regional finalist for the Harlon Hill Award, which honors the nation’s top Division II football player.
Joining Gachette on the All-Independent First Team were sophomore defensive end Casey Smith and a pair of seniors, linebacker Jarred Schumpert and safety Tyrin Holt. Named to the All-Independents Second Team were senior wide receiver Johnnie King and senior cornerback Lavarus Rue.
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