32 Tyler Smith
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
Bison Post Season-Low 168 Yards of Total Offense
Final Patriot League Game of 2012 for Bison
Bucknell Football vs. Fordham
Bucknell Football vs. Cornell
Enters 2012 298 yards shy of 10th place on career rushing list (1,495 yards) ... ranks seventh on career all-purpose yards list (3,399) ... needs 391 kick return yards to move into second place on that list.
2011 (Junior): First Team All-Patriot League selection ... rushed for 212 yards in win at Lafayette, the ninth-most rushing yards in a game in program history ... followed that with a 204-yard performance at Fordham that ranks No. 15 in school annals ... first Bison to rush for 200+ yards in back-to-back games ... fourth Bucknell player to register at least two 200-yard performances in a career ... 416 yards in back-to-back games is highest two-game rushing total in program history ... team-high 795 rushing yards, the most by a Bison running back since 2003 ... led Patriot League in rushing yards ... three 100-yard rushing outings ... 28th player in program history with at least three 100-yard performances in a career ... 42 carries at Lafayette were second-most in a game by a Bucknell player ... ranked 12th nationally, and first in Patriot League, in all-purpose yards per game (146.27) ... returned 25 kicks for 651 yards ... ranked first in Patriot League in kick return average (26.0) ... finished season with career-high 1,609 all-purpose yards to rank fifth in program history ... registered 283 all-purpose yards vs. Lafayette, the eighth-highest single-game total in Bucknell history ... 651 kick return yards also ranks fifth in school history ... attempted passes against Princeton and Lehigh, but threw incompletions ... caught at least one pass in 10 of 11 games ... second on team in receptions (28) and third in yards (163) ... scored team-high eight touchdowns on the ground ... caught a two-point conversion in win at Princeton ... named Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 14) and Susquehanna Valley Limousine Bison Athlete of the Week (Nov. 14) after Lafayette game ... earned team's George L. McGaughey Memorial Award as the outstanding player in the Lafayette game ... also shared team's Sledge Hammer Award with Ryan Gutowski.
2010 (Sophomore): Primary starter at running back ... started final 10 games ... also top kick returner on Bison ... returned a kick in season opener at Duquesne 89 yards for a touchdown ... 17th-longest touchdown in program history ... finished season with 802 kickoff return yards, good for third on the program's single-season list ... 166 kickoff return yards vs. Duquesne was eighth on single-game ledger ... three games with at least 120 kickoff return yards ... averaged 28.6 yards per kickoff return, good for second in the Patriot League ... finished sixth nationally in KOR average ... averaged 135.4 all-purpose yards per game, also good for second in the PL and 23rd nationally ... 1,489 all-purpose yards ranked seventh on Bucknell's single-season list ... two games with more than 200 all-purpose yards ... rushed 110 times for a team-high 426 yards and three touchdowns ... also caught 35 passes for 261 yards ... 35 catches were second on squad, while the 261 yards were third ... four touchdowns led team ... 24 points tied for team lead ... completed passes in back-to-back games vs. Lafayette and Fordham on halfback option plays ... 33-yard completion against the Leopards to Victor Walker went for a touchdown ... 31-yard completion to QB Brandon Wesley against the Rams set up a touchdown ... named Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 6) following touchdown return against Duquesne.
2009 (Freshman): After seeing limited action the first two weeks, broke into lineup with 44 yards on nine carries at Cornell ... season-high 58 yards came in season finale win over No. 13 Holy Cross ... received at least three carries in each of final nine games ... five rushes of at least 10 yards ... scored two of Bucknell's three touchdowns in upset of Holy Cross, including what proved to be winning score with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter ... fourth on team with 234 rushing yards ... also caught seven passes for 67 yards ... made eight total tackles on special teams and after turnovers ... team's Offensive Player of the Week following seven-carry, 40-yard performance at Fordham ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week following Holy Cross game ... earned team's Stuart M. Smith Memorial Award, which is presented to the outstanding newcomer at the postseason awards banquet.
North Penn Area High School: First-team all-league running back ... team captain as a senior ... Second Team Southeast Pennsylvania linebacker ... First Team Intelligencer running back ... team's offensive MVP in 2007 and 2008 ... 2008 Mini-Maxwell Award ... 2008 Times Herald All-Area Football Team ... selected for 2008 PSFCA East-West All-Star Game as a running back ... rushed for 1,546 yards and 19 touchdowns on 156 carries in 2008 ... caught 25 passes for 303 yards and one touchdown in 2008 ... earned award for highest GPA on football team as a senior ... also a member of track & field team.
Personal: Tyler John Smith ... born Oct. 7, 1990 in Lansdale, Pa. ... son of Kevin and Sherrie Myers ... has one brother, Chris Smith, and one sister, Jessica Myers ... majoring in mathematics.