21 Joseph Francis
All-Patriot League Selection Evan Byers Named Team MVP
Bison Finish Season with Two Wins in Final Three Games
19 Bison Seniors to be Honored During Senior Day Ceremonies Prior to 1 p.m. Kickoff
Final Patriot League Game of 2012 for Bison
Bison Outscore Rams 20-3 in Second Half
Bucknell Football vs. Fordham
Bucknell Football vs. Cornell
Bucknell football vs. Marist
Enters 2012 having played in 33 consecutive games.
2011 (Junior): Reserve defensive back ... appeared in all 11 games ... posted 18 tackles ... season-high four tackles against Duquesne ane Lehigh ... registered second career sack in 26-point win at Lafayette ... had pass breakups against Marist and Holy Cross ... blocked a punt against Marist and a field goal vs. Holy Cross ... returned first two kicks of career (22, 20) at Cornell ... earned team's Strength & Conditioning MVP Award during 2012 spring practice.
2010 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 11 games, starting five in mid-season ... recorded season-high nine tackles vs. Penn ... finished ninth on team with 35 tackles ... posted five tackles and first career sack vs. Dartmouth ... earned starts against Penn, Georgetown, Lehigh, Lafayette and Fordham.
2009 (Freshman): Finished ninth on team with 34 tackles ... recorded season-high nine tackles in win over Marist ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week following Marist contest ... made first career start against Red Foxes ... posted seven tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss at Fordham ... second on team with five pass breakups, four coming in final two games of season vs. Colgate and Holy Cross ... both pass breakups against Holy Cross came in fourth quarter in upset of nationally ranked Crusaders ... broke up a pass that would have resulted in a touchdown on second-to-last play of game ... earned starts against Marist, Fordham, Colgate and Holy Cross.
Juan Seguin High School: Lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track at Juan Seguin High School, the same school that produced fellow Bucknell senior Robert Owoyele ... first-team all-district safety on the gridiron ... named team's defensive MVP ... second-team all-district guard in basketball ... named the most outstanding defensive player on the baseball team.
Personal: Joseph Rothschild Francis ... born March 30, 1991 in Fort Worth, Texas ... son of Lajuana Francis ... has four siblings, Ebony Francis, Pharonette Francis, Timothy Rogers and Malcolm Rogers ... majoring in Spanish and history.