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Bruce Hocker
Bruce Hocker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Upper Marlboro, Md.

High School:
Eleanor Roosevelt

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 205

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
09/08/1985



2006 Third Team Associated Press I-AA All-America
2006 American Football Coaches Association Division I-AA Coaches' All-American
2006 Don Hansen FCS First Team All-American
2006 ECAC Division I-AA All-Stars First Team
2006 The Sports Network I-AA All-America Second Team
2006 The Sports Network I-AA Mid-Major All-American
2006 Don Hansen FCS Mid-Major First Team All-American
2006 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference co-Offensive Player of the Year
2006 First Team All-MAAC

Consensus All-American joined current Cleveland Browns cornerback Leigh Bodden (1999-02) as just the second player in school history to earn Associated Press and American Football Coaches Association All-America honors as a junior ... is expected to once again contend for national honors in 2007 ... is one of the most productive players at the FCS level ... his 17.8 yards per catch career average is the best among FCS returnees ... the only thing that has prevented that average from being even higher is the end zone as one of every 4.5 of his career catches has gone for a score (108 career catches for 1,927 yards and 24 TDs) ... his 24 career touchdowns and 80.3 career yards per game rank second among all returning FCS receivers.

as a junior (2006): came back from a broken collarbone that limited him to three games played as a sophomore to catch 61 passes for 1,070 yards and 16 touchdowns ... led the nation in receiving yards per game (107.0), touchdown catches (tied for first with 16) and points per game by a receiver (9.6) ... also tied for 13th in receptions per game (6.1) ... averaged 17.5 yards per catch ... caught at least one touchdown pass in nine of 10 games on his way to tying the school record of 16 TD receptions set by Reggie Harris in 2000 ... in the only game he did not record a TD (Sept. 30 vs. West Liberty State), he caught seven passes for a career-high 177 yards ... had multiple touchdown catches in six games ... became just the fifth player in DU history to top 1,000 receiving yards in a season ... was one of nine FCS pass-catchers with over 1,000 yards in 2006 ... topped the 100-yard mark five times and had two games with 10 or more catches (10-125-1 at Fordham and 11-131-2 vs. Iona) ... saw his first three catches go for scores as he finished with four receptions for 61 yards in a 41-10 win over Saint Francis.

as a sophomore (2005): started the season by setting career highs for catches (8) and yards (163) in a dominating performance in DU's 23-12 win over Robert Morris ... caught five balls for 112 yards in the first half alone against the Colonials ... followed that with three catches for 98 yards, including a 65-yard score, versus Fordham before breaking his collarbone in the second quarter ... he missed the next six games before making a brief comeback in the second-to-last game of the season versus La Salle ... caught six passes of 20 yards or more in roughly eight quarters of action.

as a freshman (2004): finished the season third on the team in catches (35), second in total yards (577) and first in yards per reception (16.5) in establishing himself as one of the top young receivers in the MAAC ... his seven touchdown receptions were second to Michel Warfield's team high 12 ... his first career reception was a 30-yard TD from quarterback Niel Loebig on a fourth-and-nine play in the season opener at Holy Cross ... his 11-yard touchdown reception with 12:42 left in the fourth quarter proved to be the game-winner in Duquesne's MAAC title-clinching 7-3 win over Marist ... finished the season strong with four catches for 89 yards and a TD at La Salle, six grabs for a then career-best 110 yards vs. Morehead State and a then career-high seven catches for 94 yards in the season finale vs. Bucknell ... was named MAAC Rookie of the Week a league-high three times (following the Holy Cross, Marist and La Salle games).

personal: major: psychology ... date of birth: 9/8/85.

HOCKER'S CAREER STATISTICS
receiving
Year        G/GS     No.    Yds.    YPC    TD     LG
2004        10/6     35     577    16.5     7     47
2005         3/3     12     280    23.3     1    t65
2006       10/10     61   1,070    17.5    16    t68
Totals     23/19    108   1,927    17.8    24    t68

CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS Receptions: 11 vs. Iona (Jr.) Yards: 177 vs. West Liberty State (Jr.) Long: t68 at Robert Morris (Jr.) Touchdowns: 3 vs. St. Francis (Jr.) 100-Yard Games: 7 Freshman: 6-110-0 vs. Morehead State; Sophomore: 8-163-0 vs. Robert Morris; Junior: 5-133-2 at Robert Morris, 7-177-0 vs. West Liberty State, 10-125-1 at Fordham, 7-129-2 vs. Marist, 11-131-2 vs. Iona

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