Bose Honored by Providence Gridiron Club

Bose Honored by Providence Gridiron Club

KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island linebacker Andrew Bose was honored by the Providence Gridiron Club Wednesday during the organization's annual awards dinner at the Quonset O-Club.

Bose - who was joined at the banquet by Rhode Island head coach Jim Fleming - was honored as Rhode Island's team MVP after a 2013 season that saw him earned Second Team All-CAA Football honors. Bose led the Rams with 76 tackles and ranked seventh in the conference with 8.3 tackles per game. He also had three pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries.

"It is a great honor to be recognized in this way," Bose said. "Even though we didn't have the team success we were looking for last season, there are a lot of guys who, in my mind, had MVP seasons for us. I just hope we can build on where the program is. With Coach Fleming coming in, I think there is a bright future ahead for me and my teammates as well, and I can't wait to get going with the season ahead."

In 30 career games, Bose has 170 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Last season, his career-high 17-tackle performance at Albany earned him CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week honors, as well as Sports Network FCS National Defensive Player of the Week accolades.

Bose has led Rhode Island in tackles in each of the last two seasons. As a sophomore, he was a Third Team All-CAA Football selection.