Zachary Tyler(Northwest Guilford HS) named fourth winner of the 2015 Bob Sawyer Guilford County Football Player of the Week

Posted by Press Release on September 18, 2015 at 11:27 am under High School | Comments are off for this article


Greensboro, NC –The Rotary Club of Greensboro has selected the fourth winner of the 2015 Bob Sawyer Guilford County Football Player of the Week. The award will be presented at the Rotary Meeting on Wednesday, September 23 at 12:40 pm. The meeting takes place at the Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

Winner: Zachary Tyler
Coach: Jared Rolfes
School: Northwest High School
Jersey Number: 25
Position: Inside Linebacker
Northwest against Southeast (16-9)

Inside Linebacker Zachary Tyler played an impressive game against Southeast Guilford on Friday, September 11th with 14 tackles and two sacks, helping secure a win against one of the strongest offenses in the county.

In the words of his coach, “Zach is an outstanding young man of character, leadership, and on the field play. Zach is a junior and was chosen without question to be a captain of the Northwest Football Team for 2015. He is motivated, hard-working, and an example for our younger players. His academic pursuits are no different, as he is respected by his teachers, administrators, and coaches for his efforts in the classroom. He takes several high level courses and balances his school work with his athletic schedules. I remember at the end ofa loss this year, Zach stood in front of the team and encouraged the entire group to keep their heads up because one game does not define us. He is deserving of this award.”

Info on Award: The Bob Sawyer Award began in the fall of 2013 for Guilford County High School football players. This award is in honor of long-time coach, athletic director and Greensboro Rotarian, Bob Sawyer, who remains a legend in North Carolina high school athletics. Leading Grimsley High School’s swimming teams to 16 consecutive championships and an unprecedented 15 straight NCHSAA state titles, Sawyer was inducted into the East Carolina University Hall of Fame in 1974, and was enshrined in the NC High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1995.

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