Bucknell Football BIO
99 Ben Schumacher
Career: First Team All-Patriot League (2015) ... Preseason All-Patriot League (2016) ... team captain (2016) ... Career Statistics: 20 games played, 13 games started, 60 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, 2 pass breakups, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, 1 blocked kick.
2016 (Senior): In first year as team captain along with Julie’n Davenport and Mark Pyles ... Preseason All-Patriot League selection ... injured in first game of season and missed remainder of year ... totaled seven tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and one pass breakup against Marist before injury ... earned team's C. Dale Wolfe Recognition Award and Captains Award at program's postseason banquet.
2015 (Junior): First Team All-Patriot League selection ... earned team’s Tom Gadd Coaches’ Award along with Abdullah Anderson ... named to All-ECAC Second Team ... member of CFPA Defensive Awards Watch List ... totaled 43 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, one interception, one pass breakup, one forced fumble and a blocked field goal (vs. Lehigh) ... ranked second in the Patriot League in tackles for loss and sixth in sacks ... 41st nationally in tackles for loss per game (1.2) ... at least one tackle for loss in nine of 11 games ... season-high for both tackles for loss (3) and sacks (2) came in win at Lafayette ... both equaled the highest figures for Bison all season ... started all 11 games at nose guard ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2014 (Sophomore): Appeared in eight games ... earned start at nose guard vs. Cornell ... season-high five tackles vs. Fordham ... first career sack and tackle for loss vs. Lafayette ... finished season with 10 tackles and one sack.
2013 (Freshman): Missed season due to injury ... did not appear in a game.
Cedar Grove High School: Earned four high school letters in football and two in track & field ... helped high school football team to three state title games and a pair of championships (2009, 2011) ... two-time all-county and all-conference selection ... All-Group 1 as a junior ... MSG Varsity All-State Honorable Mention ... named Star Ledger Player of the Week in 2011 ... participated in javelin and shot put as member of track & field team ... set county and conference meet records in javelin ... two-time Meet of Champions finalist for javelin ... Section and Group 1 Champion in 2012 ... two-time conference and county champion ... two-time all-county selection ... conference champion, section finalist and all-county for shot put.
Personal: Benjamin Locke Schumacher ... born Oct. 4, 1994 in New Jersey ... son of Jeff and Maryann Schumacher ... has one brother, Ryan ... cousin, Kristin Vallis, graduated from Bucknell in 2009 and was a member of the women’s water polo team ... uncle, John Vallis, played football at Rhode Island ... majoring in managing for sustainability.
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