Football / Safety / Senior / Santa Clarita, Calif.
Major: Public Policy
Jeremy Vincent is a senior safety for the UChicago football team. In last Saturday's Homecoming game, Vincent totaled 10 tackles, one interception, one tackle for loss and 62 punt return yards in a 35-6 win over Ripon College. So far this season, the senior has collected 41 tackles, 10 pass breakups and one interception.
Head Coach Chris Wilkerson: "Jeremy has been amazing his entire career, but this fall his play and leadership have been even better. Through the first eight games, he leads our team in passes broken up and defended. He has been really special as our punt returner and helped set up another score Saturday with his return right before the end of the first half. He has been a valued member of our defense and helped hold Ripon to six points on Saturday (37 points below their season average). Jeremy's focus and tenacity can always be counted on when we hit the field. As we wrap up our season in the next couple weeks, I know that Jeremy will continue to provide great leadership and ability."
Teammate Bill Rotnicki: "I have had the privilege of playing alongside Jeremy at safety for the past three years now. He is somebody I have looked up to since I joined the program as a freshman. Jeremy is a special type of player that you don’t get to see very often at this level. He is one of those guys whose leadership and talent makes everybody around him better. Most people know him for his big hits and punt returns on Saturday afternoons, but don’t get to see the work he puts in off the field. He is always in the weight room pushing himself and his teammates to be the best that they can be. His leadership is a constant presence on and off the field. It has been an honor to play next to JV, and he will be greatly missed next year."
Other OOC Nominees
Josh Scofield (Men's Soccer)
Head Coach Mike Babst: "Josh stepped in to the back line at the start of the second half of our NYU game and was a huge part of earning two shutout wins this weekend. Josh has been an extraordinary teammate and leader this season. He trains as hard as any player, remains positive in spite of any team or personal adversity, and is ready to do anything for his teammates. He has had so much to do with establishing the culture and commitment of this team in ways that might not be as visible to those outside the locker room, so it was great for him to have a weekend where everyone could see how important he is to our team."
Ryan Cutter (Men's Cross Country)
- Head Coach Chris Hall: "I feel that Ryan is just now beginning to elevate as we move into championship season. As a first-year, Ryan made the UAA Second Team by placing 13th. He moved up seven places in an absolutely elite field to make the All-UAA First Team with his sixth-place finish this season. While I still feel Ryan may be able to run a bit better (in particular from 2.5 - 3.5 miles), he discovered at the end of the race he had a lot left inside of him and closed exceptionally well."
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