Class of 2015 celebrates competitive careers at annual awards presentation
Three senior male student-athletes have been selected for prestigious honor
Leopards third all-time leading rusher to pursue NFL career
Tavani pleased with progress and enthusiasm
Everything you need to know about the Lafayette Football Class of 2019
Photos by Kevin A. Koski/NFLPA
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Lafayette vs. Bucknell
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General: Four-time All-Patriot League selection at tailback...ended his collegiate career with 3,504 rushing yards and 31 rushing touchdowns in four seasons, marks that place him third and fourth, respectively, in the Lafayette record books....on the receving end, finished with 129 career grabs for 1,129 yards and eight TD's...selected to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Jan. 17, 2015 on ESPN2.
2012: Played in all 11 games making seven starts to earn his second varsity letter...All-Patriot League Second-Team selection...won the team's Offensive Back Award...scored five touchdowns...led the team and was fourth in the Patriot League in rushing (701 yards on 146 attempts)...accumulated 1,156 total all-purpose yards...returned 18 kicks for 304 yards to lead the team...caught 21 balls for 151 yards...had 161 total yards and a touchdown against Robert Morris (9/29)...gained 125 yards and a touchdown on the ground and amassed 194 all-purpose yards against Princeton (10/6)...carried for a season-high 142 yards on ground and 213 all-purpose yards at Colgate (11/3).
2011: Started nine and played in all 11 games while earning his first varsity letter...named Patriot League Rookie of the Year and All-Patriot League Second-Team honors at tailback and return specialist...named Patriot League Rookie of the Week four times following performances vs. Penn (9/17), Stony Brook (9/24), Fordham (10/22) and Colgate (11/5)...placed on the watch list for The Sports Network's Jerry Rice Award given to the nation's top freshman...received the team Offensive Back MVP award...led the team in rushing (104-535 yards) and all-purpose yards (1,402 yards)...fourth on the team in receiving with 20 receptions for 188 yards and one touchdown...led the team and set a single-season record in kick returns with 31 returns for 715 yards and a touchdown...had a 78-yard return in a win over Colgate (11/5)...ripped off a 44-yard run in a 10-carry, 90-yard effort against Stony Brook (9/24)...caught a 44-yard touchdown pass against Penn (9/17)...completed a 35-yard pass to Kyle Hayes against Holy Cross (11/12).
AT ALLENTOWN: Honor roll student who was an All-Colonial Valley Conference First-Team selection as a senior...also earned all-area and third-team all-state laurels...carried 248 times for 1,717 yards and 26 touchdowns...holds county record for career yards and touchdowns in a game...three-time team MVP, playing tailback and free safety...four-year member of wrestling team where he was a two-time county and district champ and was seventh in the state...earned all-area and all-conference first-team honors...selected student of the month while capturing the top scholarship prize, the Jack Stephan Scholarship at the Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet presented by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
PERSONAL: Son of Jan Cote...has older sister, Rachael...born 3/5/93.
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