Rabun Co. High graduate Peyton Backer played for Georgia Southern in the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl against Liberty on Saturday, Dec. 21.
Backer, who is a redshirt sophomore, played in all 13 games for the Eagles (7-6, 5-3 Sun Belt) this season. Georgia Southern lost the bowl game, 23-16.
Backer was a two-time all-state selection for the Wildcats during his high school career.
Backer is the son of Ryan and Shelly Backer, and has two siblings, Brew and Brett.