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48 R.J. Sheldon

Career: 29 games played, 10 games started, 52 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, 1 pass breakup.

2016 (Senior): Appeared in all 11 games with 10 starts at defensive end ... totaled 27 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, four sacks and one pass breakup ... had one tackle for loss in each of season's final three games ... third on team in tackles for loss ... sack on final play at Holy Cross secured victory for Bison over the Crusaders ... season-high five tackles came in second game of season at Duquesne.

2015 (Junior): Appeared in all 11 games ... began season as a reserve, but ended up starting five games at defensive end ... totaled 25 tackles, seven tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks ... seventh on team in tackles for loss ... fourth on team in sacks ... best game was at Fordham where he posted a season-high six tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack ... named team’s Most Improved Defensive Player at conclusion of 2016 spring practice.

2014 (Sophomore): Saw action in seven games ... played both on defensive line and on special teams.

2013 (Freshman): Did not appear in a game.

Spring-Ford High School: Member of football, swimming and baseball teams ... played tight end, defensive end and punter as member of football team ... had 23 catches for 359 yards and three touchdowns as a senior ... also had 41 tackles and league-leading seven sacks ... first-team all-league defensive end ... first-team all-area defensive end and tight end ... Southeastern PA Region Third-Team Defensive End ... PA Football News Third Team All-State ... two-time all-area punter ... earned Joseph Edwards League Scholarship Award ... three-time multi-event PIAA District 1 qualifier in swimming ... graduated with two school swimming records ... member of PVAC and Nine Oaks swim clubs ... played infield and pitcher on two-time PIAA District 1 championship baseball teams ... PIAA state runner up in 2011 ... National Honor Society member ... member Spring-Ford Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... three-year volunteer at Spring-Ford baseball and football camps ... Spring-Ford Homecoming King ... volunteer for Aid for Friends, Adopt a Family for the Holidays and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish Fair.

Personal: Richard James Sheldon ... born Dec. 21, 1994 in Brandywine, Pennsylvania ... son of Richard and Susan Sheldon ... has one younger sister, Alyssa ... father participated in swimming at the college level ... majoring in civil engineering.

Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
Hometown: Royersford, Pa.
High School: Spring-Ford
R.J. Photos:
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