NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry College football players Tymere Zimmerman, Derrell Mills, and Tony Ransom were honored as the Indiansí Playersí-of-the-Month by the Newberry County Touchdown Club on Monday evening. Zimmerman won offensive honors, while Mills and Ransom took home defensive and special teams accolades respectively.
Zimmerman, a senior from Bennettsville, SC has really turned it on offensively for the Indians this past month. In the month of October, he caught 22 passes for 116 yards and three touchdowns. During that stretch, he was named the South Atlantic Conferenceís Offensive Player-of-the-Week on October 22. Just last week in a 45-21 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne, Zimmerman became the SACís all-time leader in touchdown receptions with 35, when he hauled in a 30-yard strike from Josh Stepp in the first quarter.
Mills, a sophomore from Gray Court, SC has made a major impact on the Newberry defense. In just the month of October, he recorded 34 tackles and picked off five passes. Mills also made the game-saving play against Tusculum on October 28, when he stripped the ball loose and raced 40 yards to the end zone for the game-winning score. Mills finished the game with a career best 16 tackles and also intercepted a pass as well. For his efforts, he was named the SAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week and also earned national accolades, being named the National Defensive Player-of-the-Week by d2football.com and the Don Hansen Gazette.
Ransom, a junior from Marion, SC has been a force on special teams the past month. He has also excelled at his defensive end position for the Indians. In the 36-24 victory over Wingate on October 21, Ransom totaled seven tackles, six which came as solo hits. He also recorded a sack and recovered a fumble for 14-yard touchdown, the first defensive touchdown all season at the time for Newberry. For his efforts, he was named the SACís Defensive Player-of-the-Week on October 22.