Tyler Bass named to AP All-bowl team

Kaitlin Sells

After deliberation by the Associated Press of all 40 bowl games, redshirt-junior kicker Tyler Bass was named to the AP All-bowl team Thursday afternoon.

During his bowl performance the kicker was 3/3 on field-goal attempts- one 50-yarder, one 35-yarder and a last-second 40-yarder to claim the bowl win for the Eagles.

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“We had been preparing all week for it, all year for it,” Bass said while discussing the field-goal that put the Eagles up 23-21. “I didn’t think about anything but the snap, the hold and me kicking it through.”

Along with being named to the AP all-bowl team, Bass was named to first-team All-Sun Belt by the conference, Southern Pigskin, Pro Football Focus and Phil Steele. Bass was also a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award and tied the school record with 19 field goals this season.

Bass will be returning to the field next year and looking to fill a leadership position as he will be playing his last season as an Eagle.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Sports Editor, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu