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  • 2013 team captain ... enters 2013 with a streak of 33 consecutive games played.

    2012 (Junior): First Team All-Patriot League selection at fullback ... first Bison to earn offensive All-Patriot League honors three straight years since Jabu Powell (1999-2001) ... used mainly as a blocker and receiver again ... caught 16 passes for 136 yards ... fourth on team in both receptions and receiving yards ... four multi-reception outings, including season-high four catches in season opener at Marist ... rushed eight times for 24 yards ... all eight carries came in season's final seven games ... appeared in all 11 games with seven starts ... earned Bucknell Football Leadership Award and Tom Gadd Coaches' Award at team's postseason banquet ... attended United State Naval Academy Leadership Conference after season along with Bison women's rower Jennifer Fish and men's soccer goalie Mike Lansing ... named team's Strength and Conditioning MVP for 2013 spring practice along with classmate Sean Sellers.

    2011 (Sophomore): Second Team All-Patriot League selection at fullback for second consecutive year ... used mainly as blocker and receiver ... caught 16 passes for 100 yards to rank fourth on team in catches ... one of five Bison to reach 100 yards receiving ... four games with three catches ... all 16 receptions were for single-digit yards ... rushed four times for seven yards ... three rushes came in home win over Georgetown ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for second straight year.

    2010 (Freshman): Second Team All-Patriot League selection at fullback ... first Bison freshman to earn All-League honors since Rich Lemon in 1993 ... one of only two rookies named to the 2010 All-Patriot League Team ... saw action in all 11 games, starting 10 ... only missed start was at Georgetown when a second tight end was inserted into starting lineup ... third on team with 71 yards rushing on 30 carries ... season-high 21 yards vs. Dartmouth ... also caught 18 passes for 67 yards ... ranked fourth on team in receptions ... 30 receiving yards on four catches over final two games (Colgate, Holy Cross) ... season-high 18 receiving yards in finale at Holy Cross ... scored three touchdowns (2 rush, 1 rec.) to rank second on team ... 18 points ranked fourth on squad ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

    Cumberland Valley High School: Four-year member of football and wrestling teams ... team captain of both squads ... First Team Associated Press All-State fullback ... two-time all-league at both fullback and linebacker ... helped football team reach state semifinal after winning a district championship ... finished eighth in state in wrestling ... two-time sectional champion in wrestling.

    Personal: Travis Mitchell Friend ... born Aug. 31, 1991 in Harrisburg, Pa. ... son of Mitch and Cindy Friend ... has one brother, Kyle, and a sister, Renae ... majoring in economics.

    Position: Fullback
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 242
    Year: Senior
    Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pa.
    High School: Cumberland Valley
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