Bucknell Football BIO
5 Clayton Ewell
2015 (Senior): Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year … First Team All-Patriot League … Second Team All-ECAC … STATS FCS All-America Third Team … Third Team AP All-American … CFPA FCS Defensive Awards Watch List … Bison Gridiron Club Award for Team MVP … Started all 11 games … ranked third on team with 39 solo, 27 assisted tackles, and 66 total tackles … also recorded 11 tackles for loss … his three sacks were most among non-linemen … six pass breakups were tied most on the team … blocked a kick versus Marist in season opener, a 17-0 victory … season-high 14 tackles on Sept. 12 against Duquesne … recorded 10 tackles (seven unassisted), three tackles for loss, two sacks, one breakup, and one forced fumble versus Lafayette on Oct. 31 … posted at least four tackles in all but one game.
2014 (Junior): Second Team All-Patriot League selection ... started all 11 games at safety ... ranked fifth on team with 53 tackles ... fourth on team with seven tackles for loss ... led squad with four interceptions ... ranked 26th nationally in interceptions per game (0.4) ... tied for Patriot League in interceptions per game ... also had 4.5 sacks and two pass breakups ... named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 22 following 10 tackles, two interceptions and 0.5 tackles for loss in win at Sacred Heart ... had at least 0.5 tackles for loss in each of season’s first six games ... earned Clarke Hinkle Award as the outstanding defensive back or linebacker for the second straight year at team’s postseason award banquet.
2013 (Sophomore): Hard-hitting safety who became a key part of Bison defense ... finished fourth on team with 61 tackles ... one of seven defensive players to start all 11 games ... season-high nine tackles on two occasions (at Fartmouth, at Fordham) ... eight games with at least five tackles ... led team and ranked fourth in Patriot League with 12.5 tackles for loss ... ranked 51st nationally in tackles for loss per game ... season-high three tackles for loss at Lafayette ... also had interception vs. Leopards ... posted second interception of season in win over Lehigh ... posted three pass breakups in that game ... tied for team lead with seven pass breakups on the season ... earned Clarke Hinkle Award as the outstanding defensive back or linebacker at team’s postseason awards banquet.
2012 (Freshman): Played in all 11 games on special teams ... key member of Bison kickoff coverage team ... made four tackles, including season-high two in season opener at Marist.
Springfield Township High School: Earned four letters in both football and lacrosse ... football team captain as both a junior and senior ... first-team all-league running back and defensive end ... league offensive MVP ... all-state honorable mention ... two-year lacrosse team captain ... three-time first-team all-league midfielder.
Personal: Clayton Harrison Ewell ... born April 24, 1994 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... son of Jordan Ewell and Nancy Miller ... has one brother, Cole ... uncle, Brian Ewell, played football at UMass ... majoring in economics and political science.
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