Bison Athlete of the Week: Robert De La Rosa

By Chris McCree

Sports Editor

Player Profile:

Robert De La Rosa

Year: Senior

Position: Defensive Tackle

Hometown: Lancaster, Pa.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Statistics against Georgetown:

Tackles: 9

Tackles for loss: 6.5

Sacks: 3

Forced fumbles: 1

In the men’s football team’s 35-18 win over Georgetown this past weekend, Robert De La Rosa collected a team-high nine tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble. De La Rosa anchored an Orange and Blue defensive line that stifled the Hoyas’ offense, which managed just 221 yards of total offense and a net loss of three yards on the ground. De La Rosa was awarded five different weekly awards including Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week, and the National Defensive Lineman of the Week and National Defensive Player of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards.

De La Rosa has recorded 24 tackles with 12.5 of them coming for a loss on the season. His ability to disrupt opposing running schemes has played a vital role in the team’s defense. Currently, the Orange and Blue rank third overall in rush defense and eighth in total defense and will continue to rely on strong plays from De La Rosa. In the upcoming weeks, the Orange and Blue face a tough schedule which includes a greatly anticipated match-up with No. 10 Lehigh tomorrow. Currently sitting 1-0 in the league, the Bison look to reach the 2-0 mark for the first time since 2003.

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