Bucknell Football BIO
12 Bret Berg
Career: First Team All-Patriot League (2016) ... team MVP (2016) ... 31 games played ... 21 starts ... 133 tackles ... 4.5 tackles for loss ... 16 pass breakups ... 1 forced fumble ... 33 punts for 40.7 average ... 5 INT for 68 yards and 1 TD ... 1 rush for 9 yards.
2016 (Senior): First Team All-Patriot League defensive back ... earned Bison Gridiron Club Award as team MVP as postseason awards banquet ... also earned Keating-Rieu Memorial Award as outstanding player in Colgate game and Sledge Hammer Award ... started all 11 games at strong safety and free safety ... ranked second on the team with a career-high 75 tackles ... also led the Bison with four interceptions, was second on the team with seven pass breakups and had 3.5 tackles for loss ... filled in as punter during the second half of the season ... punted 33 times for a 40.7 average to rank fifth in the Patriot League ... 13 punts landed inside the 20-yard line ... two double-figure tackle outings (vs. Cornell, at Holy Cross) ... had at least two tackles in every game, including eight with at least five stops.
2015 (Junior): Appeared in 11 games, starting 10 ... made first career start at free safety in season opener vs. Marist and registered a career-high seven tackles ... came off the bench the following week, but returned to starting lineup in week three and never left ... sixth on team with 47 tackles ... six games with at least five tackles ... also had one tackle for loss (at Lafayette), one interception (at Lafayette) and ranked fourth on team with four pass breakups, including season-high three against Marist ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2014 (Sophomore): Played in nine games in a reserve role … posted 11 tackles, including season-high four in opener vs. VMI … also saw some action on special teams.
2013 (Freshman): Did not appear in a game ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
Danville Area High School: Four-year letterwinner in football and basketball ... also a three-year member of baseball team ... football team captain ... named first-team all-league as a tight end and safety ... second-team all-state safety ... member of NewsWatch 16 Dream Team ... helped team to 2012 District 4 title and Heartland Athletic Conference division crown ... basketball team captain ... two-time first-team all-league ... two-time District 4 champions ... four-time Heartland Athletic Conference division champions ... Preseason Player of the Year as a senior ... helped baseball team to District 4 title and state semifinals in 2010.
Personal: Bret Thomas Berg ... born Feb. 3, 1995 in Danville, Pennsylvania ... son of Dr. Kenneth and Tammy Berg ... has one sister, Alexandra ... majoring in political science.
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