Bucknell Football BIO
23 Joey DeFloria
Career: Second Team All-Patriot League selection (2016) ... tied for ninth on program's career 100-yard rushing games list with six.
Career Statistics entering 2017: 17 games played, 10 games started, 266 rushes for 1,177 yards and 10 touchdowns, 42 receptions for 340 yards and 2 touchdowns, 13 total touchdowns, 6 kick returns for 206 yards and 1 touchdown, 1,723 all-purpose yards.
2017 (Senior): Joined Abdullah Anderson, Mark Pyles and Ben Richard as a team captain in week four.
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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