Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Players To Watch
DE Maxx Crosby, Eastern Michigan: One of the MAC’s best pass rushers over the last few seasons, the playmaker on the outside led the team with 7.5 sacks and 18 tackles for loss to go along with 62 tackles and even a pick-six. While he’s consistent, he came up big when needed late in the year with seven tackles for loss in a key two-game stretch.
QB Tyler Wiegers, Eastern Michigan: The former Iowa Hawkeye came over to EMU as a grad transfer, proving to be a steady hand despite the lack of a running game to help the cause. He only finished with 1,887 yards and 11 touchdowns, but he’s accurate and doesn’t make a slew of mistakes. In this, he has to be stronger on third downs.
QB Shai Werts, Georgia Southern: The option attack all flows through the veteran quarterback, who was second on the team with 822 rushing yards and 13 scores with a 129-yard day against Appalachian State. But the big turnaround this season came with the improvement as a passer, connecting on 60% of his throws with ten touchdown passes and no interceptions.
CB Kindle Vildor, Georgia Southern: One of the Sun Belt’s best all-around corners led the team with four interceptions to go along with 39 tackles. He’s able to tackle in the open field and can get behind the line from time to time, but he’s at his best attacking the ball when it’s in the air with 11 broken up passes to go along with his picks.