21 - Rhys Borchert
Rhys Borchert
Height: 5-9
Weight: 190
Year: So.
Hometown: Pocatello, Idaho
High School: Century
Position: DB
Major: Physics

2011: Played in seven games for MIT as a sophomore … six starts in the secondary … Academic All-District … Academic All-NEFC … recorded 25 tackles with one interception … second on the team with 10 kick returns … led the Engineers with his 20.6 yard average …ninth in the NEFC in kick return average …  two stops and a pass broken up in the season opener at Becker (9/10) … returned four kicks for 56 yards at Mass. Maritime (9/17) … brought back one kick 42 yards that set up a touchdown drive at UMass Dartmouth (10/1) … five tackles against Curry (9/24) … three solo stops at Plymouth State (10/8) … picked up his interception against Nichols (1/29) … returned it 27 yards to halt a Nichols scoring threat … season-high seven tackles against Endicott (11/5).

2010: Saw action in all nine games for MIT… starter at cornerback … led the team with three interceptions and three fumble recoveries … shared the team lead with four passes broken up … totaled 30 tackles for the season … recorded a season-high six tackles in the season opener against Becker (9/11) … picked off a pair of passes at Curry (9/25) … returned them for a total of 26 yards … five tackles and another interception the next week against UMass-Dartmouth (10/2) … recovered a fumble in each of the last three games of the season … returned his recovery at Endicott (11/6) 35 yards.

Off The Field at MIT: Majoring in physics with a concentration in philosophy … minor in astronomy … nanofluids research at the Green Lab

High School: A 2010 graduate of Century High School.

Personal: Son of Nate Borchert … father played football at Eastern Oregon University.