Garvin Honored for Running Wild

November 13, 2018

Fitchburg State's Sterlin Garvin runs during an Oct. 27 game against West Connecticut State. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE/JOHN LOVE Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.

Fitchburg State senior running back Sterlin Garvin was named Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Football Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday evening.

The fourth-year tailback earned his second weekly honor of the 2018 season after rushing for a career-best 296 yards on 36 carries and scoring four touchdowns in Fitchburg State’s 32-29 victory over UMass Dartmouth in the Falcons’ season finale on Saturday afternoon, during which FSU rushed for 463 yards.

Among the scoring plays were touchdown runs of 71 and 64 yards.

The 296 yards on the ground were the second most rushing yards in a single game in school history and most since former Falcon running back D’Andra Freeman ’s school record total of 299 yards during the 1999 season.

On the year, the Canton native ran for 1,055 yards in nine games, scoring 10 touchdowns.

In four seasons with Fitchburg State, Garvin racked up 1,366 yards in 32 games.

The Fitchburg State football team recently concluded its 2018 season with an overall record of 2-8 and 2-6 clip in conference play.

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