Talented young fullback with loads of potential ... extremely promising start to his career was put on hold due to a season-ending knee injury just two games into his rookie year ... did not participate in spring practice while continuing his rehab but is hoping to be ready by the start of preseason camp ... joins veterans Josh DeStefano, Corin Erby and Kevin Mullen in a deep fullback rotation ... brought eye-popping prep credentials to Bucknell ... brings breakaway speed and big-play possibilities to the fullback position ... 2006 (Freshman): Got off to a tremendous start, rushing 10 times for 71 yards and a touchdown in a season-opening overtime win over Duquesne ... scored on a 13-yard run that snapped a 14-all tie just before halftime ... a week later against Lafayette ran eight times for 31 yards but suffered an ACL injury that would keep him out for the rest of the year ... BISHOP CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterman in both football and track ... played football for coach Craig Sponsky ... Altoona Mirror Player of the Year in 2005 ... Johnstown Tribune Democrat Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 ... two-time Associated Press All-State selection ... First Team PA Football News All-State and All-Academic teams ... in career posted 5,056 rushing yards, 831 receiving yards and 73 touchdowns ... averaged 7.8 yards per rush, 18.1 yards per catch and 27.9 yards per kickoff return ... defensively had 403 career tackles, eight sacks and nine interceptions ... PERSONAL: Full name is Paul Christopher Forcellini ... born Dec. 28, 1987 in Johnstown, Pa. ... son of Chris and Jayne Forcellini ... has two sisters, Nikki and Christie ... major is undeclared.
FORCELLINI'S CAREER RUSH/RECEIVING STATS Year G/GS Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. 2006 2/0 18 102 1 19 0 0 0 -- Totals 2/0 18 102 1 19 0 0 0 --