March 1, 2014
Senior wide receiver Ty MacArthur won the Brian Bullard Memorial Award, the highest honor a Falcon football player can earn, at the annual Air Force Football banquet at the Academy.
MacArthur was limited to three games this season due to injury. He was the team's top receiver prior to his injury with seven catches for 99 yards. He also had seven carries for 32 yards. MacArthur led the Falcons in received in 2012 with 24 catches for 411 yards. He finished his career with 35 catches for 611 yards and had a career-receiving average of 17.5 yards per catch.
The Bullard Award, established in 1984 and voted on by the football team, is based on the criteria that typifies the late Brian Bullard - unselfishness, 110 percent effort, total team commitment and pride in his role on the team whether he's a starter or not. Bullard was a 1982 graduate of Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs. He attended the Academy the following year and played on the football team for two years. During Thanksgiving vacation in 1983, Bullard and his girlfriend, fellow cadet Dianne Williams, died from carbon monoxide poisoning while returning from a trip to Kansas in a snow storm.