Bucknell Bison football

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Bucknell Bison football
2017 Bucknell Bison football team
Bucknell Bison wordmark.png
First season 1883
Head coach Joe Susan
7th season, 30–42 (.417)
Stadium Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium
Seating capacity 13,100[citation needed]
Location Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Conference Patriot League
All-time record 560–526–5 (.516)
Bowl record 1–0 (1.000)
Conference titles 1
Colors Blue and Orange[1]
         
Website BucknellBison.com

The Bucknell Bison football team represents Bucknell University in college football at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) level. Bucknell is a member of the Patriot League. Bucknell won the first Orange Bowl, 26–0, over the Miami Hurricanes on January 1, 1935.

History[edit]

The Bucknell football team was established in 1883 after a group of students from Lafayette College journeyed west to play a group of students from the University at Lewisburg, as Bucknell University was then called. The Lewisburg students lost the game, 59–0, and did not play another game until 1887. In 1918, Bucknell had its first of its three undefeated seasons. On October 10, 1925, Bucknell played George Washington at home on the day that Christy Mathewson was buried in Lewisburg. In his honor, there was no cheering in the first quarter. In 1931 Clarke Hinkle led Bucknell to a 6–0–3 record.[2] In 1960, the team won its first Lambert Cup. In 1989, the newly renovated Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium was renamed in Mathewson's honor. In 1996, Bucknell won its first conference championship. Bucknell football celebrated its seventh-straight winning season in 2001.

Classifications[edit]

  • 1937: NCAA College Division
  • 1938–1947: NCAA University Division
  • 1948–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973–1977: NCAA Division II
  • 1978–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference memberships[edit]

Individual award winners[edit]

College Football Hall of Fame[edit]

Player Position Career Year inducted
Clarke Hinkle Fullback 1929–1931 1971

Pro Football Hall of Fame[edit]

Player Position Bucknell career NFL team(s) NFL career Year inducted
Clarke Hinkle Fullback 1929–1931 Green Bay Packers 1932–1941 1971

Alumni in the NFL Draft[edit]

Key[edit]

B Back K Kicker NT Nose tackle
C Center LB Linebacker FB Fullback
DB Defensive back P Punter HB Halfback
DE Defensive end QB Quarterback WR Wide receiver
DT Defensive tackle RB Running back G Guard
E End T Offensive tackle TE Tight end

Players[edit]

Year Round Pick in round Overall pick Player Team Position
2017 4 24 130 Julie'n Davenport Texans T
1969 8 25 207 Sam Havrilak Colts QB
1961 8 7 105 Paul Terhes Colts B
1955 20 7 236 Bob Anowiak Packers E
1955 26 3 304 Marion Minker Colts T
1955 29 8 345 Ron Lloyd Eagles T
1953 9 11 108 Brad Myers Rams B
1953 21 1 242 Frank Kirby Colts T
1953 24 3 280 Stan Butterworth Redskins B
1952 26 1 302 George Young Yanks T
1952 26 4 305 Bob Albert Eagles B
1951 13 7 154 Bill Szabo Steelers T
1947 29 2 267 Tom Rodgers Yanks T
1946 21 6 196 Ralph Grant Packers B
1946 22 4 204 George Kochins Bears T
1945 9 1 77 Elting Johnson Dodgers B
1945 29 1 297 Ralph Grant Steelers B
1944 18 1 176 Walt Szot Cardinals T
1940 3 3 18 George Kiick Steelers B
1940 7 2 52 Hal Pegg Eagles C
1940 17 4 154 Frank Funair Dodgers B
1939 11 2 92 Lou Tomasetti Steelers B
1939 19 3 173 Bill Lane Rams B[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics logos". Retrieved April 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ "W. Clarke Hinkle Biography". bucknellbison.com. Bucknell University. Retrieved July 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ DraftHistory.com

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