6 A.J. Pompliano
Bucknell Places 252 Student-Athletes on University's 2011 Fall Semester Dean's List and 123 on Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
Academic All-Patriot League Team Members Tim Bolte and Bryce Robertson Highlight List
Three-Time All-Patriot League Selection Robert De La Rosa Named Team MVP
Senior Day, Homecoming Among Many Festivities Surrounding Saturday's Bucknell-Holy Cross Football Game
19 Bison Seniors to be Honored Prior to 1 p.m. Kickoff
Returning to Bucknell for a sixth year after missing time while serving country in Iraq and undergoing knee surgery ... moving to DB from WR in 2011.
2010 (Senior): Was expected to return to gridiron after lengthy absence serving country in Iraq, but tore ACL during preseason camp ... missed entire season ... earned the Moxie Award at team's postseason banquet ... Moxie Award is presented for special contribution to the Bucknell Football program.
2009 (Senior): Served country in Iraq, forcing him to miss entire season ... returned to school during 2010 spring semester and participated in spring practice.
2008 (Junior): Appeared only in season opener against Duquesne ... departed for tour of duty in Iraq shortly thereafter.
2007 (Sophomore): Began the season at wide receiver, but as injuries thinned the depth chart at quarterback, moved under center in mid-season and saw some action in junior varsity games ... had a big day in a JV game against Hargrave Military Academy, when he completed 2 of 4 passes for 39 yards, rushed nine times for 46 yards and caught a 41-yard pass ... named Lewisburg Touchdown Club Scout Team Player of the Year after the Georgetown game.
2006 (Freshman): Made one varsity appearance, getting on the field late in Bucknell's win at Marist ... caught two passes for 14 yards in jayvee action ... named Lewisburg Touchdown Club Scout Team Player of the Week following the Duquesne game.
Cardinal Gibbons High School: Earned four letters in football and three each in basketball and baseball ... first team all-conference and offensive player of the year ... team MVP ... ranked third in state with seven interceptions ... broke a school record with eight catches in game ... Durham Herald-Sun "Player to Watch" ... honorable mention all-state as a junior ... team captain ... played for head coach Len Delaine.
Personal: Full name is Anthony John Pompliano III ... born June 15, 1988 in Hollywood, Fla. ... son of Tony and Vivian Pompliano ... has four younger brothers, Vince '12, Michael, Joseph and John ... double major in economics and sociology.