Yale’s Tyler Varga leading Elis with special season

Yale running Tyler Varga, center,  celebrates a touchdown against Army during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn., Saturday, Sept.  27, 2014. Yale defeated Army in overtime, 49-43. (AP Photo/New Haven Register, Peter Hvizdak)
Yale running Tyler Varga, center, celebrates a touchdown against Army during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Yale defeated Army in overtime, 49-43. (AP Photo/New Haven Register, Peter Hvizdak)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–One day Yale’s Tyler Varga wants to be an orthopedic surgeon.

For now, his job as the Bulldogs bruising back is to cut up opponents.

“A physical running style is how I’m made. I like contact a lot. I like to impose my will on someone else. It’s the way the game should be played,” he said.

Varga has been contributing since his freshman year. At 5-11 and 225 pounds, he is built for power…and speed.. and quickness.

“I think I’m a little bit bigger than your average college running back,” Varga said.

You get the idea– bringing him down is a job no one wants. Defenders know the number of this truck.

“I want to give everyone all I’ve got every single play.”

Varga is a physical specimen. He can thank mom and dad, who are athletes and bodybuilders. He also speaks three languages, English, French and Swedish.

It seems like there’s nothing he can’t do.  You might even see him in an NFL uniform a year from now. If not, the fall back plan to attend medical school is a good one– even those he’s teammates won’t let him operate.

At least yet.

News 8’s John Pierson has more.

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