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57   Travis Nissley
Travis Nissley


Mount Joy, Pa.

High School:
Manheim Central

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 214


Talented linebacker coming off solid junior year ... played quite a bit in both of last three years, and has improved tremendously since day one ... has worked hard in the weight room to become bigger and stronger ... very smart player ... most experienced linebacker on roster.
2009 (Junior): Patriot League Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... began year in a backup role to All-Patriot League player Sam Nana-Sinkam ... worked way into starting lineup after a Nana-Sinkam injury and never left ... started nine games, including final eight ... finished second on the team with 93 tackles ... 45 solo tackles was also second on squad ... combined with Greg Jones for 194 tackles, the most by a pair of Bison teammates since 2003 ... posted five double-figure tackle outings ... season-high 15 stops came at Lafayette ... averaged 9.6 tackles in nine starts ... posted one tackle for loss and three pass breakups ... two pass breakups came at home against Lehigh ... finished sixth in Patriot League in tackles.
2008 (Sophomore): Earned extra playing time in the second half of the year, filling in for an injured Sam Nana-Sinkam at "will" linebacker position ... played in 11 games, starting final five ... fourth on team with 55 tackles ... totaled at least seven tackles in each start, including season-high 12 in season finale vs. Fordham ... posted first career interception in win over Rams ... 45 of 55 tackles came in starts ... named team's Defensive Player of the Week following win over Fordham.
2007 (Freshman): Lettered as a first-year player after seeing action in all 11 varsity games as a second-string linebacker ... was very productive, totaling 45 tackles, including 2.5 for loss ... finished second on the team in tackles among freshmen, trailing only Ahkiel White (52) ... season-high eight tackles against Stony Brook ... registered at least three tackles in 10 of 11 games.
Manheim Central High School: Lettered three times in football and once in wrestling ... first-team all-section linebacker ... twice named second-team all-section as a defensive end ... as a senior served as team captain and was named linebacker of the year as team went 11-2 ... member of Pennsylvania Football News All-Academic Gold Team ... earned Most Cooperative Award as a junior ... had 156 tackles in last two seasons ... also played tight end and had 490 rushing yards and four TDs as a senior.
Personal: Travis Andrew Nissley ... born Nov. 11, 1989 in Lancaster, Pa. ... son of Darwin and Deb Nissley ... has one brother, Clark, who will be a sophomore at Bucknell in 2010-11 ... Dean's List student in mechanical engineering ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... in first six semesters at Bucknell earned three 4.0 GPAs and never had a GPA below 3.91 ... cumulative GPA is 3.96 entering fall 2010 semester.

Nissley's Career Defensive Statistics
2007	11/0	24	21	45	2.5-4	0	1	0	0
2008	11/5	25	30	55	1-3	1-0	1	0	0
2009	11/9	45	48	93	1-2	0	3	0	0
Totals	33/14	94	99	193	4.5-9	1-0	5	0	0


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