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Tyler Robbins Named MASCAC Defensive Player of the Week

Tyler Robbins
Tyler Robbins

WESTFIELD, Mass.  – Westfield State senior linebacker Tyler Robbins (Valley Christian HS (Calif.) / Southwick, Mass.) was named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference football defensive player of the week , brought to you by GEICO, for the final week of the 2018 regular season.

Robbins was a standout in the Owls 27-13 win over regionally-ranked Western Connecticut, making 14 total tackles, and forcing a second-quarter fumble that resulted in a scoop and score touchdown for teammate Zack Kane.

That touchdown gave the Owls a 12-7 lead they would not relinquish.

Robbins finishes the season with 71 tackles (second-most on the team). 3.5 sacks, 7.5 TFL's, recovered two fumbles and one interception.   (Robbins was featured earlier this season in THIS FEATURE on

Owls' running back Travon Holder (Cheney/Hartford, Conn.) was named to the league's honor roll, as he ran for 208 yards and a pair of touchdowns (66 and 5 yards) in the Owls win. Holder wraps up the season with 1,132 yards in nine games played, and finished the year with 15 touchdowns, one short of the school's record for a season.

Westfield State finished 5-5 on the season and 4-4 in the MASCAC.