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2006: Started all 12 games at defensive end...led Lafayette with 5.0 sacks and was second with 10.5 tackles for a loss...fifth on the team with 46 stops...made at least three tackles, and at least one tackle for a loss, in all but two games...season-best seven tackles at Harvard did not include a play behind the line, but every other contest did...had 1.5 sacks in season opener at Sacred Heart...forced a fumble at Bucknell and recovered one at Colgate...made six tackles at Princeton...credited with six-yard sack against Lehigh...also had sacks vs. Yale and Colgate, and a half-sack at Fordham.
2005: Missed junior season due to medical issues.
2004: Made four starts while playing in all 12 games...named team's Most Improved Defensive Player... came up with a big tackle for loss on third-and-goal from the one against Richmond as the Leopards kept the Spiders out of the end zone late in the fourth quarter...had a season-high seven stops and a pass break-up at Bucknell...recorded a sack against Columbia and Fordham.
2003: Competed on junior varsity team.
AT MONACA HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked ninth in his class and has served as a class officer for four years...earned second-team All-State honors from Pennsylvania Football News as a senior...a two-time conference coaches association scholar-athlete who earned the prestigious John Bourke Scholar Leadership Award and the West Penn Allegheny Health System Scholar-Athlete Award...led the team in sacks as a senior, earning All-Conference recognition on the defensive line for the second straight season...also earned All-Conference honors as a placekicker his sophomore season and as a tight end his senior year...plays basketball and is a three-time letterwinner who earned first-team All-Conference honors as chosen by the coaches and All-Conference accolades by the Beaver County Times.
PERSONAL: Majoring in Physics...son of Dennis and Helen Bloom...twin brother of teammate Craig Bloom...born 9/8/84.
DEFENSIVE Year G/GS UT-AT Total TFL Sacks Int. Break-ups Fumbles Rcv./Fcd. 2004 12/4 16-13 29 5.5-19 2.0-14 0 1 0/0 2005 2006 12/12 30-16 46 10.5-30 5.0-17 0 0 1/1 Totals 24/16 46-29 75 16.0-49 7.0-31 0 1 1/1
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