Shea Dwyer ’10 reaches 1,000 career rushing yards

It’s the weekend, so you know what that means. The incomparable Shea Dwyer ’10 broke the Wes single-season rushing record and became the first Cardinal to reach 1,000 career rushing yards with a 164-yard performance in a 41-7 Wes victory over Bowdoin on Saturday. Dwyer broke the millennium barrier with a 12-yard run with two minutes left in the third quarter (pictured) and now has 1,015 yards on the season. He entered the game as the leading rusher in the country (in all NCAA divisions) with a 170.2 yards-per-game average.

It was a great day all around for Wes, which posted its second-largest margin of victory ever against Bowdoin. The Wes defense had a pair of interceptions, two forced fumbles (both of which were recovered by Wes), and blocked a 26-yard field goal attempt. Wes finished the game with 531 total yards, and five different players found the end zone, including Kevin Hughes ’14 (photo inset), who had two TD catches, and Dwyer, who has a rushing TD in all six games this season.

Next up for Wes: a Little Three showdown at undefeated Williams, which marks the first return to the Purple Valley for head coach Mike Whalen ’83 and QB Matt Coyne ’12. Wes last won at Williams in 1984, but as we saw today, the Cards are no stranger to big wins in Williamstown

(Photos by Brian Katten ’79)

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3 thoughts on “Shea Dwyer ’10 reaches 1,000 career rushing yards

    1. Ben

      He did, but he was granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA since he was hurt almost his entire junior season (’08).

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