As the Decade comes to a close it’s time to step back and take a look at the players who made this, on the whole, a very fun decade for UB sports fans
The Editors have picked the first and second team members, you the Bull Run community can name your choice for honorable mention in the comments below.
Matt Weiser was already a solid pass catching tight end under Jeff Quinn, but Lance Leipold and his system elevated Weiser to a whole new level. In 2013 Weiser caught 13 passes for 155 yards, in 2014 he added 15 more for more than 19 yards per catch.
In 2015, under the new system, Weiser set the school record for receptions by a tight end with 63. That number is still tied for the 9th most proficient year catching the ball by any UB player. He’s tied with some guy in 2007 named Naamen Roosevelt.
He rightfully earned All-MAC First Team honors, the first UB tight end to earn the honor. Weiser was also became the first player in UB’s FBS era to be named an Academic All-American.
After Buffalo Weiser was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chargers and had a respectable preseason, making it all the way to the teams last cut. He spent the next couple of seasons in NFL camps, again with the chargers and then with Tampa Bay.
Mason Schreck Played most of his college career in the shadow of Matt Weiser, but even with Weiser breaking records Sherck was making an impact.
In 2015 he caught 9 passes for more than 200 yards, the year before he caught 6 for over 100.
In 2016 Schreck took over the starting job and came very close to breaking Matt Weisers single season reception mark. Mason caught 59 passes for 651 yards and four touchdowns. While he fell short of Weisers single receptions total he did eclipse him in yardage, becoming the UB record holder.
He was named all MAC second team on the year and was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals shortly after the 2017 NFL draft ended.
Despite landing on a very crowded Bengals roster Schreck stuck. First with the practice squad in 2017 and then on the game day roster each of the past two seasons. While he has not recorded an NFL reception Schreck has seen action in eight NFL games.
So aside from this duo is there anyone who deserves honorable mention?