Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Male Freshman of the Year

From now until Jan. 2, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester.  These are the fall nominees for Play of the Year. Thursday we'll unveil the candidates for Female Freshman of the Year. 

The sixth annual Frosty Awards will take place in late April and honor athletic excellence in Carson-Newman's athletic department. 



Toot Johnson (Football): Johnson exploded onto the seen before injuries sidetracked the latter portion of his freshman campaign.  Johnson finished his first go around at Mossy Creek with 336 yards rushing and four scores. He had a long run of 68 yards against Catawba and found the end zone four times.  His top effort came in front of a national audience on ESPN 3 against Wingate in the Eagles' home opener. Johnson tallied 121 yards on six carries with two scores in the fourth quarter alone.  He finished the day with 148 yards on nine carries. That tally is the highest rushing total by a freshman since Tyron Douglas ran for 183 yards against Newberry in 2010.

Matt George (Swimming): George is already the record holder in two different events through four meets in 2018 in both the 500-yard freestyle (4:26.51) and the 200-yard butterfly (1:48.45). He holds two out of the top five times in the program in each event. George is also a member of the 400-yard medley relay team who grabbed a school record with a time of 3:18.60 in the University of Tennessee Invitational. He is fourth in the nation in the 500 free, eighth in the 200 fly and eighth in the 200 free

Ben King (Men's Soccer): The Hertfordshire, England native started in all 14 matches he appeared in for the Eagles during his freshman campaign at defender. He tallied a pair of assists on the year to begin his career with two points to his name. He attempted four shots with one landing on goal.