Bucknell Football BIO
10 Colin Jonov
2017 All-Patriot League Second Team ... school record in long interception return for a touchdown (95 yards), ranks second in single-season interception return yards (159, 2017) and third in career interception return yards (212)
Career Statistics: 25 games played, 25 games started, 77 tackles (60 solo), three tackles for a loss, 18 defended passes, six interceptions, two interception-return touchdowns, 240 all-purpose yards.
2017 (Senior): All-Patriot League Second Team selection ... started nine games at cornerback, missing two due to injury ... tied two other players for the team lead with two interceptions, both of which were pick 6s ... also registered 33 tackles (26 solo) and two tackles for a loss ... his 159 interception return yards ranks second in school history ... honored as the Bison Athlete of the Week (Sept. 4) after returning an interception 64 yards for a touchdown in Bucknell's season-opening win over Marist on Sept. 2 ... returned an interception a school-record 95 yards in overtime at Lafayette to lift Bucknell to a 13-7 victory on Oct. 21 ... the pick 6 appeared on ESPN's College Football Live and was also covered by national media outlets such as CBS Sports and FOX Sports ... was honored as the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week, Bison Athlete of the Week and Honorable Mention FCS National Player of the Week (Oct. 23) following the Lafayette game ... made a career-high nine tackles (eight solo) in Bucknell's senior day shutout of Georgetown on Nov. 11 ... had two more solo tackles than his career high entering that contest ... posted at least five tackles in three games ... also returned 10 punts for 24 yards and one kickoff for four yards ... earned Bucknell's C. Dale Wolfe Recognition Award as the most inspirational player and the George L. McGaughey Memorial Award as the most outstanding player in the Lafayette game.
2016 (Junior): Missed season due to injury ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2015 (Sophomore): Started and played in nine games ... missed two November contests due to injury ... totaled 21 tackles ... ranked 12th on team with 17 solo stops ... season-high six tackles vs. Duquesne ... posted two interceptions ... interceptions came against Lehigh and Georgetown ... 51-yard interception return vs. Lehigh was longest of season by a Bison ... season-high three pass breakups in final game of season at Colgate ... finished with a team-high-tying six pass breakups on the season ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2014 (Freshman): One of only two freshmen to start season opener vs. VMI ... suffered injury vs. VMI and did not return to lineup until Oct. 11 at Lehigh ... started at cornerback in all seven games played ... totaled 23 tackles, one tackle for loss, two interceptions and a team-high-tying four pass breakups ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week Nov. 17 after two interceptions, two pass breakups and two tackles in overtime win at Holy Cross ... one of four Bison with a multi-interception game in 2014.
Franklin Regional Senior High School: Three-sport student-athlete … three-year letterwinner in football, basketball and baseball … First Team All-Greater Allegheny Conference in football … defensive back and all-purpose football player … Pittsburgh Post-Gazette East Fabulous 22 Team member … Pittsburgh Tribune Review East Terrific 25 honoree … PA Football News Third Team All-State … All-Western PA Football Net Big School Team … football team captain and MVP.
Personal: Colin Regan Jonov … born June 18, 1996 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania … son of Dan and Carrie Luko … has two brothers, Ryan and Daniel, and a sister, Jillian, who was a member of the women’s soccer team at Washington & Jefferson from 2011 to 2014 … stepfather played baseball and football at Washington & Jefferson ... majoring in economics.
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