Bucknell Football BIO
1 Alex Pechin
2017 STATS FCS Third Team All-American ... 2017 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... 2017 FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team ... two-time All-Patriot League First Team (2017, 2015) ... 2017 Academic All-Patriot League ... 2017 STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award Finalist ... 2017 All-ECAC First Team ... 2016 Preseason All-Patriot League ... record holder in career punting average (43.3) and single-season punting average (45.1, 2017) ... tied for second in single-season punts (72, 2017) ... owns Bucknell's sixth- (67) and ninth- (64) longest punts
Career Statistics Entering 2018: 24 games played, 150 punts for a 43.3 average, 46 kickoffs for a 59.7 average, 4-for-8 on field goals, 11-for-13 extra points, 23 points.
2017 (Junior): STATS FCS Third Team All-American ... Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... All-Patriot League First Team and Academic All-Patriot League selection ... one of 13 finalists for the STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award, which is presented to a student-athlete who excels not only in the classroom but in the community and beyond ... All-ECAC First Team ... FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team ... team's starting punter ... broke own school record with a 45.1 punting average, which ranked third in the FCS at the end of the regular season ... his 72 punts is tied for second in school history ... booted 26 punts of least 50 yards, landed 34 inside the 20 and had 22 go for fair catches ... averaged at least 45.0 yards per punt in four games ... through Bucknell's first four games, equaled the total he posted in 2015 with 10 punts of at least 50 yards ... averaged a season-high 50.9 yards per punt in the 2017 finale at Fordham on Nov. 18 ... in that game was bolstered by three punts of at least 60 yards, including the sixth- (67) and ninth- (64) longest punts in school history ... also became first Bison since 2010 to boot 10 punts in a single game during that contest ... shared Bucknell's Special Teams Award with John Burdick.
2016 (Sophomore): Preseason All-Patriot League ... team’s starting punter ... appeared in just two games before suffering season-ending injury ... averaged 39.3 yards on 14 punts ... kicked off nine times for a 61.9 average ... 3-for-5 on extra points ... 2-for-4 on field goals, including a 46-yarder ... recorded three tackles ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2015 (Freshman): First Team All-Patriot League punter ... earned team’s Stuart M. Smith Memorial Award as outstanding newcomer ... starting punter ... punted 64 times for an average of 42.1 yards ... then the highest punting average in a season in program history, breaking Phil Azarik’s eight-year-old record by one full yard ... just the third different Bison punter to average more than 40 yards in a season ... ranked first in Patriot League in punt average ... ranked 17th nationally in punt average ... had a season-best 60-yard punt at Cornell ... also handled kickoff duties ... averaged 58.9 yards on 36 kickoffs ... took over placekicking duties late in season ... made all eight extra points, including a 5-for-5 performance at Lafayette ... 2-for-4 on field goals with a long of 37 yards at Fordham ... fifth on team with 14 points ... named Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week following season finale at Colgate ... posted on tackle at Fordham ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
Unionville High School: Member of football, basketball and baseball teams … First Team All-Chesmont League QB and K as a senior … also named league’s Most Outstanding Back … First Team All-Area kicker … First Team All-Southeastern PA punter … All-Eastern PA Football First Team kicker … PA Football News Honorable Mention punter … team captain … Maxwell Football Club Mini Max award winner … as a junior, was named team’s Offensive and Special Teams MVP … also earned Special Teams MVP award as a sophomore … First Team All-Chesmont League quarterback … All-Area punter … named Unionville’s Pitcher of the Year as a junior … First Team All-Chesmont League outfielder and Honorable Mention All-League pitcher … member of Chester County All-Star baseball team … averaged 41.8 yards per punt as a senior … also connected on eight field goals and completed 72 of 138 passes for 1,425 yards … pitched in 2013 Senior League World Series and 2014 Big League World Series.
Personal: Alexander Ross Pechin … born Nov. 18, 1996 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania … son of Michael and Jacquelyn … has two siblings, Bradford and Natalie … father played baseball at Drexel University … uncle, Daniel Pechin, played lacrosse at Drexel … uncle, Kevin Pechin, played baseball at West Chester University ... majoring in biomedical engineering and management for engineers.
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