43 Sean Rafferty
Bucknell Places 252 Student-Athletes on University's 2011 Fall Semester Dean's List and 123 on Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
Academic All-Patriot League Team Members Tim Bolte and Bryce Robertson Highlight List
Three-Time All-Patriot League Selection Robert De La Rosa Named Team MVP
Bison Place Six Players on First Team
Bison Aim for First Seven-Win Campaign Since 2004
Bucknell football vs. Marist
2010 (Junior): One of six Bison to start all 11 games ... finished fourth on the team with 51 tackles ... posted at least two tackles in every game ... three tackles for loss and two sacks over final four games of season ... finished third on team in tackles for loss (6) and sacks (2.5) ... registered interceptions in back-to-back games against Penn and Georgetown ... returned interception vs. Hoyas for what proved to be winning score in Bucknell's only victory of season ... named Susquehanna Valley Limousine Bison Athlete of the Week after Georgetown game ... blocked an extra point and had a pass breakup at Lehigh ... caught a 47-yard pass on a fake punt in season finale at Holy Cross ... finished season with 83 all-purpose yards, the most by a Bison defensive player.
2009 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 11 games, earning first career start in season opener against Duquesne ... made season-high four stops in that contest ... finished with 12 tackles and one interception on the year ... picked off first career pass against Marist and returned it 37 yards.
2008 (Freshman): Appeared in final four games in a reserve role ... tallied nine of 10 tackles in final two contests, including season-high five solo stops vs. Fordham.
Reading Memorial High School/Blair Academy: Captained the football, basketball and track teams at Reading Memorial High School, then did a postgraduate year at Blair Academy in New Jersey ... all-conference safety at Reading Memorial ... football team captain at Blair, where he was a first team all-conference and All-New Jersey Prep A safety ... led Blair in tackles with 87 and also played five different positions on offense ... awarded the team's Brooks Prize for excellence.
Personal: Sean Patrick Rafferty ... born April 8, 1989 in Boston ... son of John and Claire Rafferty ... has one sister, Julia ... father played football at Syracuse ... uncle played football at Boston University ... majoring in political science.
Rafferty's Career Defensive Statistics Year G/GS UT AT TT TFL INT PD FF FR 2008 4/0 8 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 2009 11/1 5 7 12 0.5-1 1-37 0 0 0 2010 11/11 23 28 51 6-22 2-36 2 0 0 Totals 26/12 36 37 73 6.5-23 3-73 2 0 0