24 Robert De La Rosa
Three-Time All-Patriot League Selection Robert De La Rosa Named Team MVP
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Two-time All-Patriot League selection ... first Bison defensive player to be named All-Patriot League in back-to-back seasons since Sean Conover (2004 & 2005).
2010 (Junior): Second Team All-Patriot League selection ... tied for 10th in the Patriot League in tackles for loss (9.0) ... second on team in tackles for loss ... closed season on high note with 25 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss, three sacks and one fumble recovery over final four games ... posted at least one tackle for loss in each of final four contests ... eighth on team with 39 tackles ... second on team with four sacks ... saw action in 11 games, starting 10 ... came off the bench vs. Dartmouth ... 26 of 39 tackles came against Patriot League opponents.
2009 (Sophomore): Second Team All-Patriot League selection ... one of only two sophomore defensive players to be named All-League in 2009 ... one of six defensive players to start all 11 games ... eighth on team with 43 tackles ... second on team with 9.5 tackles for loss ... tied for third on squad with three sacks ... posted at least 0.5 tackles for loss in nine of 11 games, including final eight ... recovered a fumble against Marist and broke up passes against Duquesne and Colgate ... among Patriot League leaders in tackles for loss (4th) and sacks (15th) ... named team's Defensive Player of the Week after Robert Morris and Penn games ... earned team's George Rieu Award at postseason awards banquet ... the George Rieu Award is given to the team's outstanding defensive lineman.
2008 (Freshman): Earned team's Stuart M. Smith Award as the outstanding newcomer ... earned team's Defensive Player of the Week Award after Robert Morris and Marist games ... recovered two fumbles vs. Robert Morris ... posted a season-high nine tackles vs. Red Foxes ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week following Marist performance ... had three consecutive games (Cornell, Marist, Hofstra) with at least one tackle for loss ... started first nine games ... missed final two contests after undergoing surgery on thumb ... tied for team lead with five tackles for loss ... 11th on squad with 34 tackles ... played both defensive end and nose guard.
Manheim Township High School: Participated in football and track ... Lancaster-Lebanon League Defensive Lineman of the Year ... first team all-league and second-team all-state selection ... played for coach Mike Melnyk.
Personal: Roberto Antonio De La Rosa ... born May 16, 1990 in Queens, N.Y. ... son of Roberto De La Rosa and Marta Ochoa ... has four siblings, Celia, Martha, Helga and Vicky ... majoring in mechanical engineering.
De La Rosa's Career Defensive Statistics Year G/GS UT AT TT TFL QBS PD FF FR 2008 9/9 16 18 34 5-21 1.5-12 2 0 2 2009 11/11 21 22 43 9.5-38 3-19 2 0 1 2010 11/10 22 17 39 9-29 4-19 0 0 1 Totals 31/30 59 57 116 23.5-88 8.5-50 4 0 4