Bucknell Football BIO
23 Joey DeFloria
2016 All-Patriot League Second Team ... one of eight Bison to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a single season ... ranks sixth in single-season rushing attempts (230, 2016), eighth in single-season rushing yards (1,070, 2016) and tied for ninth in 100-yard rushing games (6)
Career Statistics: 25 games played, 18 games started, 411 rushes for 1,653 yards and 12 touchdowns, 60 receptions for 432 yards and two touchdowns, 15 total touchdowns, six kick returns for 206 yards and one touchdown, 2,296 all-purpose yards.
2017 (Senior): Joined Abdullah Anderson, Mark Pyles and Ben Richard as a team captain in week four ... started eight games, missing three due to injury ... recorded 476 rushing yards on 145 carries and added 92 receiving yards on 18 catches ... finished second on the team with 573 all-purpose yards ... scored a pair of rushing touchdowns against Sacred Heart on Sept. 23 ... ran for more than 50 yards in five games ... posted 99 rushing yards at Cornell on Oct. 14 and 97 against Georgetown on Nov. 11 ... had a season-high four catches and 25 receiving yards against Marist on Sept. 2 ... recorded season-high 112 all-purpose yards at Cornell on Oct. 14 ... surpassed 2,000 career all-purpose yards in that game ... presented the Bucknell Football Leadership Award and the Captains Award.
2016 (Junior): Second Team All-Patriot League selection at running back ... named Bison Athlete of the Week on Oct. 10 after a 149-yard rushing performance at Holy Cross ... finished season with six 100-yard rushing games ... earned team’s Big Blue Award as the outstanding back or receiver and the Sledge Hammer Award ... started all 10 games he appeared in ... missed season finale vs. Fordham due to injury ... first Bucknell player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season since QB Daris Wilson in 2004 ... ran 230 times for 1,070 yards to rank eighth on Bucknell’s single-season rushing list ... eighth different player in program history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season ... ranked second in the Patriot League in rushing yards, behind only Fordham All-American Chase Edmonds ... ran for 10 touchdowns to tie Chad Freshnock for the team lead and rank among the nation’s leaders ... led Bucknell in scoring with 66 points ... ranked fourth in the Patriot League in all-purpose yards (1,286) ... had 29 receptions for 216 yards.
2015 (Sophomore): Appeared in seven games as a reserve running back ... rushed 36 times for 107 yards to rank third on team in both categories ... had 13 receptions for 124 yards ... tied for sixth on team in catches ... caught game-winning touchdown at Cornell with 1:53 to play ... five multi-catch games ... season high for rushes (19) and rushing yards (58) came in Oct. 31 game at Lafayette ... returned six kickoffs for 206 yards and one touchdown ... sparked a 12-point comeback victory at VMI with an 85-yard touchdown return ... Bucknell’s first kickoff return touchdown since 2010 ... totaled 175 all-purpose yards against VMI ... named Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week Oct. 5 for his performance vs. VMI ... returned kicks only against VMI and the next week vs. Lehigh ... tied for 10th nationally in kickoff return touchdowns (1) ... finished fifth on team with 437 all-purpose yards.
2014 (Freshman): Did not see action in a game.
Hempfield Area High School: Four-year football and baseball letterwinner … team captain of both football and baseball squads … three-time first-team all-conference football player … earned second-team all-state twice … four-time all-conference and two-time all-state baseball player.
Personal: Joey DeFloria IV … born Jan. 29, 1995 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania … son of Joe and Tammy DeFloria … has one sibling, Morgan … great-grandfather, Charles W. Dinger, graduated from Bucknell in 1925 ... majoring in political science.
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