Aug. 13, 2014
Sophomore running back Tyler Rouse
will be a major part of the Eagles' ground threat this season. The 5-foot-8 Baldwinsville, N.Y., native saw action in 10 games during the 2013 season, recording 26 rushing attempts for 125 yards and two touchdowns. His first career touchdown, a 29-yard rush, came against Southern California on September 14. Another strong showing from Rouse was at Syracuse on November 30, where he rushed six times for a season-high 54 yards and one touchdown. Rouse is looking to continue his strong first collegiate season as one of BC's main running backs.
Q: How is preseason going so far?
A: Good, personally I'm looking forward to a new season and I think everyone is excited and everyone is working hard.
Q: What are your goals for the season?
A: Whatever I can do to help the team, I want to do that. So if I can fulfill that need, that's what I want to do.
Q: What part of your game do you think has improved the most since last season?
A: I would say overall recognition and getting a feel for the game.
Q: Which game are you looking forward to the most this season?
A: Each game is important to me, so I don't really have one up there. But I would say probably the rival game at the end [versus Syracuse, Nov. 29]; that's always a big game. But we have to take every game one step at a time. So whatever game is next is the one I'm looking forward to.
Q: What would you say is your favorite thing about being a running back?
A: I get the chance to help the team win. I get that chance every snap, whether I'm carrying the ball, blocking, or faking, I get the chance to help the team win. So I think that's a key key part of why I really love the position.
Q: What does it mean to you to be a BC football player?
A: What it means is being relentless. It really is just being relentless in the classroom, being relentless out on the field. It's being a competitor and trying to be the best and most competitive person you can be out on the field and in the classroom.
Q: How did you feel during last weekend's at the scrimmage?
A: It was good. the atmosphere was great. Everyone was excited and I think we really pushed. Everyone really tried to improve themselves.