Wide receivers as a general rule are not known for their humility. If you give a wideout a chance to talk about himself or his position group, you’re likely in for a session of self-proclaimed superlatives.

Indianapolis Star reporter Zach Osterman gave Hoosier’s senior receiver Whop Philyor just such an opportunity, and Philyor did not disappoint. 

“His swag is out of this world,” said Philyor of his senior teammate Ty Fryfogle, who has lit up opponent’s secondaries in 2020 and saved his best day for the biggest game of the season against Ohio State. 

Fryfogle caught seven passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns, good for 31-yards a catch and 18 points against the mighty Buckeyes, the best team in the league and a bonafide playoff contender.

“We all knew Ty could do this,” said Philyor. “He just had to gain the confidence in himself to do it. Look at him now.”

Philyor is putting together a nice senior campaign of his own, hauling in 30 balls for 343 yards and two touchdowns for the 4-1 ball club from Bloomington. 

What’s the old expression? It’s not bragging if you can back it up. 

Whether either man makes an All-Big Ten unit at the end of the year, the dynamic duo of names—Philyor and Fryfogle—deserves separate All-Name Team recognition of its own. 

The Hoosiers are going to try to bounce back at home Saturday against the 2-1 Maryland Terrapins, a team that has been forced to cancel two games after positive Covid-19 tests on their roster and coaching staff. The game kicks at noon ET and will be broadcast on ESPN2.