Former Mid-County running back and Williamsfield High School graduate Garrett Wight was among 10 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology players named to the all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football first team.

Former Mid-County running back and Williamsfield High School graduate Garrett Wight was among 10 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology players named to the all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football first team.

Wight became the first 1,000-yard rusher and the first HCAC rushing champion at Rose-Hulman since 2011 with his performance during his sophomore season. He rushed for 1,036 yards and nine touchdowns, with one 200-yard game (Earlham) and five 100-yard rushing performances. He closed the season with four consecutive 100-yard rushing performances.

Wight also was among four Rose-Hulman football players to land on the College Sports Information Directors of America NCAA Division III Academic All-District Seven squad for their efforts in the classroom and on the field this season.

In the classroom, Wight carries a 3.96 grade point average as a mechanical engineering major.

Rose-Hulman finished 8-2 under head coach Jeff Sokol, who improved his career record to 48-23 in seven years at Rose-Hulman. The Fightin' Engineers were 7-1 in league play to earn outright league runner-up honors.  

Rose-Hulman opens the 2018 season at perennial power Mount Union on Sept. 1.