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Rye Grad Eck Named Football Player Of The Week

Rye's Connor Eck threw for 265 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a score and was named the Liberty League Football Offensive Performer of the Week.
Rye's Connor Eck threw for 265 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a score and was named the Liberty League Football Offensive Performer of the Week. Photo Credit: Courtesy Union College Sports Information

RYE, N.Y. – Union College quarterback and Rye High School graduate Connor Eck was close to perfect in his team’s 51-7 victory over the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy on Saturday.

As a result, Eck was selected the Liberty League Football Offensive Performer of the Week. The sophomore completed 15 of  18 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns and added a 9-yard scoring run.

Eck threw a 14-yard scoring strike to T.J. Franzese in the first quarter to even the score at 7-7. He followed it up with a 15-yarder to Kyle Reynolds two minutes into the second quarter. Eck and Reynolds hooked up on a 23-yard score later in the quarter.

On the season,  the first-year starter is 117 for 200 for 1,685 yards. Eck has 15 touchdowns and just three interceptions. He also has three rushing touchdowns.

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