By Alex Kaufman

After leading the Big Red football team to a week one victory over Marietta, quarterback Tommy Iammarino ’17 was named North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week.  The Chagrin Falls, Ohio native threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start and would have likely padded those stats if not due to injury and a blowout.  In the process, Iammarino became the first quarterback in Denison history to pass for over 300 yards in his first career start.  “It’s an honor to be recognized by the conference for player of the week.” Iammarino said. “Overall, as a team, we played a great game and it was a great first win.”

When asked if the award would lead to higher expectations for the Big Red, Iammarino admitted that there were already high expectations.  “We, myself included, need to come out every week and play up to the level we know we can play.  I know I have high expectations for this team, as well as myself, so I don’t worry too much about added expectations.  We can control our play on the field each week, and that’s what we have to do.”

The Big Red return to action this Saturday, Sept. 19, when they host the Oberlin Yeomen.  Kickoff is at 7 p.m. from Deeds Field.