Bucknell Football BIO
20 Chad Freshnock
Career Statistics Entering 2018: 22 games played, five starts, 288 rushes for 1,129 yards and 16 touchdowns, 19 receptions for 94 yards, 1,223 all-purpose yards.
2017 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games, starting four ... team leader in rushing yards (525) and all-purpose yards (583) ... also second on the team in points (36) on the strength of team-best six touchdowns ... ran for season-high 174 yards and three touchdowns against Lehigh on Nov. 4 ... averaged 10.9 yards per carry in that game, only losing a single yard of ground ... became the first Bison since 2014 to rush for at least three touchdowns and the first since 2012 to have a run of at least 60 yards ... his 85-yard touchdown in that contest was the fifth-longest from the line of scrimmage in school history (the four ahead of it on the list occurred in 1938, 1946, 1952 and 1979) ... also ran for at least 50 yards in two other games ... added 58 receiving yards on 13 catches ... captured Bucknell's Big Blue Award as the most outstanding back or receiver ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2016 (Freshman): Three-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week (Sept. 5) after rushing for 51 yards on 12 carries in season-opening game at Marist ... added a second Patriot League Rookie of the Week honor Oct. 24 after rushing 18 times for 76 yards and two touchdowns in win vs. Lafayette ... named PL Rookie of the Week Nov. 14 after rushing for 47 yards and a touchdown in win at Georgetown ... earned Stuart M. Smith Award as the top newcomer at team’s postseason awards banquet ... appeared in all 11 games, earning first career start in season finale vs. Fordham ... second on team in rushing attempts (151) and rushing yards (604) ... tied Joey DeFloria for team lead with 10 rushing touchdowns ... second on team with 60 points scored ... had six receptions for 36 yards ... third on team with 640 all-purpose yards ... had a season-high 161 rushing yards on 33 carries vs. VMI ... one of seven 100-yard rushing performances for Bison running backs on the season ... finished season with at least one touchdown in five consecutive games ... four multi-TD games (at Holy Cross, vs. Lafayette, at Charleston Southern, vs. Fordham) ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
Middletown North High School: Four-year football and wrestling letterwinner … also lettered in track three times … two-time All-Shore selection for football … football team captain … named all-division for football … selected to New Jersey Super 100 Team … rushed for 2,822 yards in career … caught 35 passes for 447 yards … scored 37 touchdowns for 224 points to set school record in both categories … wrestling district and region runner-up as a sophomore … followed that with district and region championships as a junior … Second Team All-Shore wrestler as a junior … helped wrestling team to division title.
Personal: Chad Michael Freshnock … born Sept. 19, 1997 in Red Bank, New Jersey … son of Darlene and Ken Freshnock ... has two siblings, Danielle and Devon … both have been members of the field hockey team at Rutgers University ... major is undeclared.
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