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Athlete of the Week: Bryce Robertson

By Chris McCree

Sports Editor

 

Player Profile:

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Class: Senior

Position: Defensive Back

Hometown: Reserve, La.

Major: Management

 

Statistics:

Tackles: 3

Interceptions: 2

Interception return yards: 16

Breakups: 1

 

This past weekend, defensive back Bryce Robertson ’12 intercepted two passes during the football team’s 21-0 victory over Patriot League rival Fordham. Robertson broke Gene Luccarelli’s 41-year old record for most interceptions in a single season and has recorded at least one per game in eight of the team’s 10 games this season. Robertson has now intercepted multiple passes in three consecutive games and his 12 interceptions are tops in the nation.

All season long, Robertson has anchored a defensive unit that seems to improve with every game. Against the Rams, the Orange and Blue produced their best performance of the year, limiting the Fordham attack to just 267 total yards and forcing five turnovers. Tallying four of its five turnovers in the first half, the Bison defense took much of the pressure off the offense which quickly capitalized by scoring 14 points in the first quarter and seven more in the fourth. With the victory, the team improved to 6-4 on the season and can post its first seven-win season since 2004 with a win against Colgate on Saturday. The Bison will look for Robertson and the defense to give them the edge they need to take down the Raiders.

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