Miguel Maysonet of Riverhead, who played for Stony Brook University’s football team, was named the school’s Co-Male Athlete of the Year on Wednesday night along with Tommy Brenton of the men’s basketball team. The presentations were made at Stony Brook’s annual awards ceremony, The Wolfies, at the Student Activities Center on campus with more than 475 people in attendance.
Maysonet had one of the greatest seasons in Stony Brook, Big South and Football Championship Subdivision history when he rushed for 1,964 yards, the 11th most in FCS history, and 21 touchdowns. He rushed for over 200 yards three times last season, including his signature game — a 220-yard, two-touchdown performance in Stony Brook’s 23-3 win at Army, the program’s first ever victory against a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Maysonet was the runner-up for the Walter Payton Award, given to the FCS Player of the Year, named a first-team All-American and was selected as the Big South Offensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. He graduated as the Big South’s all-time leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. He recently signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles.