Bucknell Football BIO
1 Alex Pechin
Career: First Team All-Patriot League (2015), Preseason All-Patriot League (2016)
Career Statistics entering 2017: 13 games played, 78 punts for a 41.6 average, 45 kickoffs for a 59.5 average, 4-for-8 on field goals, 11-for-13 extra points.
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.
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 ... 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.
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