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Joe McCourt


Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
Roman Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 225


3 Letters

Anthropology & Sociology

Joe  McCourt


Leopards End Season with Loss in Rivalry 152

Reed passes for 259 yards in 45-21 finale


Scheuerman's Career Day Brings Home Honors

Senior TB rushed for 304 yards to lead Leopards to 27-7 win in 150th meeting


The 150 Meeting at Yankee Stadium

Lafayette vs. Lehigh game Notes

General: Enters senior season third on Lafayette's all-time rushing list with 3,281 yards...holds seventh place on Patriot League all-time rushing yards list...ranks second in career rushing touchdowns at Lafayette with 34, needing just one to tie Erik Marsh '95 for first...also sits seventh at Lafayette in career receptions with 114...Lafayette's all-time leading scorer with 284 points.

2003: Rolled up second straight 1,000-yard rushing season in third year as starter at tailback...selected to All-Patriot League Second Team...garnered All-America Third-Team honors from Football Gazette...led team in receptions, catching 52 passes for 444 yards...named team's offensive back MVP for second straight season by coaching staff...led team in scoring, tallying 17 touchdowns and one two-point conversion...scored 15 rushing touchdowns, second-highest single-season total in school history...rushed for at least 100 yards in six contests...presented George McGaughey Award as MVP of Bucknell game after running 34 times for a career-high 209 yards and career-high four touchdowns...earned Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance against Bucknell...nearly equaled that performance one week later with 186 yards on 26 attempts and four scores at Holy Cross...ran 19 times for 103 yards and caught a career-high 11 passes for 74 yards at Harvard...hauled in 10 passes for 78 yards at Lehigh...threw a one-yard touchdown pass to Marko Glavic against Columbia.

2002: The Patriot League's leading rusher with 1,393 yards on 314 carries and 13 touchdowns...averaged 116.1 yards per game, which was also a league best...second-leading receiver for the Leopards, catching 40 passes for 332 yards and one touchdown...finished tenth in the Patriot League in total offense with 1,727 yards...led the Leopards in scoring with 84 points, which was third-best in the Patriot League...set career-highs with 203 yards on 38 carries in Leopards' victory over Holy Cross...became the ninth Leopard to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season...named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week after spearheading Leopards' come-from-behind win at Columbia with 147 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries...tallied eight games with at least 100 yards rushing...voted the MVP of the Lafayette-Lehigh game, becoming just the 10th sophomore to receive the honor...earned the Leopards' team award as the MVP offensive back.

2001: Surged into a prime role with the Leopards, earning team awards for special teams MVP and Rookie of the Year...awarded Patriot League Rookie of the Year honors after receiving League Rookie of the Week three times for his performances in the Holy Cross, Colgate, and Georgetown games...the starting tailback in nine of 10 contests, he led the team in rushing, punt returns, kick returns, and all purpose yards and ranked second on the team in total offense and scoring...recorded 731 yards rushing with a career-long of 58 yards, 167 yards receiving, 12 punt returns for 103 yards, and 19 kick returns for 325 yards with a long of 32 yards for a total of 1,326 all purpose yards and six touchdowns...served as a game captain in the Colgate contest...ranked third in rushing and all-purpose running among NCAA Division I-AA freshmen.

AT ROMAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year member of the football, basketball and baseball squads...played running back, wide receiver, linebacker, defensive back and return specialist...he was the team?s most valuable player in 1999 and 2000...rushed for a single-season school record of 1,780 yards as a senior and scored 173 points, helping lead Roman Catholic to the Philadelphia Catholic League championship...finished his football career at Roman Catholic as the all-time leading rusher in school history with 3,315 yards...earned All-Catholic and All-City honors three straight seasons and was the recipient of the prestigious Jim Henry Maxwell Award...named the Player of the Year in the city of Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Inquirer...also played center field in baseball, capturing All-Catholic honors while hitting for a career average over .400.

PERSONAL: Anthropology & Sociology major...son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McCourt...born 7/4/83.

Year	G/GS	Att.	Yds.	TD	Lg.	Yds./Rush	Yds./Game
2001	10/9	146	731	6	58	5.0	73.1
2002	12/12	314	1393	13	34	4.4	116.1
2003	11/11	245	1157	15	54	4.7	105.2
Totals	33/32	705	3281	34	58	4.7	99.4

RECEIVING Year G/GS Rec. Yds. TD Lg. Yds./Rec. Yds./Game 2001 10/9 22 167 0 16 7.6 16.7 2002 12/12 40 332 1 46 8.3 27.7 2003 11/11 52 444 2 56 8.5 40.4 Totals 33/32 114 943 3 56 8.3 28.6