Beloit, WI – Derek Carrier, a senior wide receiver for the Beloit College Football team from Edgerton, Wisconsin, has been named the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Private College Player of the Year. The organization announced the honor this week.
It was also announced this week that Carrier will play in the D3 Senior Classic Football Game in Salem, Virginia, on Friday, December 9. The game is played at Salem Stadium, which will host the NCAA Division III Football Championship Game on Friday, December 16.
Carrier, who earned First Team All-Midwest Conference honors for the second straight season, rewrote the receiving section of the Buccaneer Record Book, setting all-time marks for catches (189), yards (3,111) and touchdowns (29). He also broke his own single-season marks in 2011 for catches with 75 and yards with 1,250 while tying his own record with 12 touchdowns. His 88 points this season were the fourth most in a season. Carrier had 15 100-yard plus receiving games in the last three seasons, including seven this season.
According to available records, Carrier is the third Buccaneer to earn the WFCA honor. Maurice “Mo” Redd, a 2008 Beloit College Athletic Hall of Honor inductee, received the honor in 1995 and Brian Balick got it in 1998.