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93 John Burdick

2017 All-Patriot League Second Team ... shares Bucknell's records in single-season field goals (14, 2017) and single-game field goals (4, 2017)

Career Statistics: 28 games played, 18-for-32 on field goals, 33-for-39 on extra points, 87 points, 39 kickoffs for 56.1 yard average.

2017 (Senior): All-Patriot League Second Team selection ... played in all 11 games as a kicker ... went 14-for-20 on his field goal attempts and 14-for-17 on his point-after attempts ... 14 field goals tied Ryan Korn's (2003) single-season school record ... led the Bison with 56 points, 20 more than the second-place player ... led the Patriot League in field goals ... went 7-for-7 on field goals between one and 29 yards ... booted a career-long 46-yard field goal as time expired to lift Bucknell to a 34-31 victory over Sacred Heart on Sept. 23 ... Also went 2-for-2 on his field-goal attempts and 4-for-4 on his point-after bids ... named the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 25) following that game ... tied a school record set by Steve Barimo (1989) with four field goals at Cornell on Oct. 14 ... went 4-for-4 on his field-goal attempts and 2-for-2 on his point-after bids to account for 14 of the Bison's 26 points ... captured his second Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 16) award for his performance against the Big Red ... made three field goals in the 2017 season finale at Fordham on Nov. 18, a total that stands third in school history ... shared Bucknell's Special Teams Award with Alex Pechin and took home the Keating-Rieu Memorial Award as the most outstanding player in the Colgate game ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2016 (Junior): Appeared in nine games as a kicker ... handled kickoff duties in all nine of those games, averaging 57.0 yards on 36 kicks ... was 11-for-12 on extra points ... 0-for-2 on field goals ... seventh on team in scoring (11 points).

2015 (Sophomore): Saw action in seven games as team’s starting placekicker ... also made appearance in November game vs. Fordham to attempt an on-side kick ... made 4 of 10 field goals and 8 of 10 extra points ... made first eight extra points ... longest made field goal was 38 yards vs. Georgetown ... 50-yard FG attempt at VMI was longest attempt by a Bison since Joe Lourdeaux attempted a 57-yarder at Towson in 2000 ... tied for third on team with 20 points scored.

2014 (Freshman): Did not appear in a game behind senior Derek Maurer ... named team’s Most Improved Special Teams Player following 2015 spring practice ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Avon High School: Member of football, soccer, basketball and tennis teams ... all-conference football player ... also nominated for all-state football honors ... all-conference and all-state tennis player ... won tennis state championship ... named to all-tournament team as member of basketball squad.

Personal: John Steven Burdick ... born July 25, 1996 in Farmington, Conn. ... son of Steve and Cathy Burdick ... brother, Andrew, is a 2012 Bucknell graduate ... sister, Kate, is a 2014 Muhlenberg College graduate ... majoring in economics.

Position: Punter/Kicker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Avon, Conn.
High School: Avon
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