Bison to Hold First Scrimmage of Spring on Friday
All-Patriot League Selection Evan Byers Named Team MVP
Oyekoya Also Named to Academic All-Patriot League Team
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
Bucknell Football vs. Fordham
Bucknell Football vs. Lafayette
2012 (Sophomore): Second Team All-Patriot League selection ... earned Bison Gridiron Club Award as team's MVP ... led Bison with 100 tackles ... first Bucknell player since 2009 to record 100 stops in a season ... just fifth since 2000 to reach century mark ... led Bucknell in both solo (46) and assisted (54) tackles ... ranked fifth in the Patriot League and tied for 48th nationally in tackles ... team-high four double-figure tackle outings ... season-high 12 tackles three times ... at least six tackles in every game ... second on team in tackles for loss (13.5), third in sacks (5.5) and second in interceptions (3) ... third in the Patriot League and 37th nationally in tackles for loss ... season-high 1.5 sacks on three occasions ... tied for sixth in the Patriot League and 65th nationally in sacks ... two interceptions at Harvard ... all three picks came in a two-game span at Holy Cross and Harvard ... first year as a starter ... tied for seventh in the Patriot League and 64th in the nation in interceptions ... started first 10 games of season before coming off bench on Senior Day.
2011 (Freshman): Earned team's Stuart M. Smith Award as the outstanding newcomer ... saw action in all 11 games in a reserve role ... ranked ninth on team with 34 tackles ... led all Bison freshmen in stops ... also had 2.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks ... recovered a team-high three fumbles ... three fumble recoveries came in consecutive late-season contests vs. Holy Cross, Lafayette and Fordham ... also forced two fumbles ... intercepted a pass in first career road game at Cornell ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week Oct. 31 after five tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 26-point win at Lafayette.
High School: Spent a post-graduate year at Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, N.Y., after graduating from Wyoming Seminary ... earned four varsity letters in football at Wyoming Seminary and one at Trinity-Pawling ... also played basketball first three years at Wyoming Seminary ... two-time football team captain ... First Team All-Founders League and First Team All-New England Prep A in football ... basketball team captain as a junior ... three-time first-team all-division selection ... second-team all-area as a junior.
Personal: Evan Christopher Byers ... born Oct. 15, 1991 in Alexandra, Va. ... son of Scott and June Byers ... has two brothers, Elliott and Bo, and one sister, Lexi ... brother, Elliott, played baseball at Stanford before graduating in 2012 ... majoring in political science.