By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – You don’t get to the national semifinals of the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament without getting some really special performances.
For West Chester University, who will visit Lenoir-Rhyne University on Saturday in the “Final Four”, one of the most impressive post-season resumes is being put together by sophomore defensive back Brandon Pepper.
He intercepted one pass during the regular season, but here in the post-season, Pepper has been a takeaway machine. The Pennsbury High School product has picked off four opponent throws in West Chester’s three playoff wins, including one he took back for a game-clinching touchdown in West Chester’s quarterfinal victory over Shepherd University.
“This is the most fun I’ve had playing football my whole life,” Pepper tells KYW Newsradio. “It’s been a great ride, but obviously we want to keep it going.”