Berry College Linebacker Ties NCAA Record

ROME, GA – The Berry College football team made even more inaugural season history on Saturday as Anthony Batey tied an NCAA record on a 100 yard fumble return.

The Vikings linebacker recovered the Rhodes fumble six yards into the Vikings end zone and took it down the field in Berry’s first defensive touchdown of the young program’s existence. The Vikings eventually fell to Rhodes 36-24, but the team is beginning to see success on the field.

Mitchell Blanchard, the Vikings punter, was picked as the Southern Athletic Association Football Special Teams Player of the Week after he punted eight times for 290 yards against Rhodes. Blanchard also scored on a fake punt against the Lynx to give the Vikings the lead late in the first quarter.

The Vikings will head to St. Louis on Oct. 5 to face Washington University. For more updates on Berry College athletics, head to: http://berryvikings.com/landing/index

Link to Batey fumble return: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WXgQOVTdkE