MANHEIM -- Lebanon Valley College senior running back Ben Guiles received the Manheim Touchdown Club's Dr. Gene Carpenter Award Thursday night as the area's small college player of the year.
Guiles, a graduate of Columbia High School in Lancaster County, rewrote the record books as an All-American running back in 2011.
Guiles was the Middle Atlantic Conference's Offensive Player of the Year, running for a MAC-best 1,226 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior. He also became LVC's all-time leading rusher and scorer.
Iowa defensive lineman Tom Nardo, a Lancaster Catholic product, earned the club's NCAA Division I-IAA Player of the Year Award; and Wayne State offensive lineman Joe Long, now with the St. Louis Rams, was named the Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year.
Guiles is the third Dutchman in recent years to be honored by the MTC. Former backfield teammate Charlie Parker won the 2008 award and wide receiver Adam Brossman won player of the year honors twice, in 2006 and 2007.
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