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#41 Luke DeLuca
Position: Fullback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
City/State: Grand Island, N.Y.
High School: Phillips Academy
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Career: Two-time Ivy League champion ... 2010 Phil Steele Third-Team All-America ... 2010 First-Team All-Ivy ... 2009 Second-Team All-Ivy ... Started all 10 games at fullback for the 2009 and 2010 Ivy title teams ... Finished his career with 13 total touchdowns (10 rush, 3 receiving) ... Led Penn position players in scoring in 2009 ... Penn never lost when he rushed for a touchdown ... Finished with 279 career rushing yards and 128 career receiving yards ... Also returned three kickoffs for 40 yards and had eight career tackles as a member of Penn's special teams unit ... Served as a key blocker for Penn's Ivy League-leading rushing offense in 2010.

2009: Second-team All-Ivy ... Started all 10 games at fullback ... Led all position players with 36 points on six touchdowns to finish seventh in the Ivy League in scoring ... Had five rushing touchdowns on the year with two coming in the win against Princeton (Nov. 7) ... Also ran for a score at Dartmouth (Oct. 3), at Columbia (Oct. 17) and at Brown (Oct. 31) ... Penn has never lost when he has a rushing touchdown (6-0) ... Caught a touchdown against Bucknell (Oct. 10) ... Finished the season with 101 rushing yards and 60 receiving yards.

2008: Appeared in final nine games for Penn ... Rushed for 32 yards on the season ... Two of his 11 attempts went for touchdowns ... Penn won each game in which he rushed for a touchdown ... Caught a three-yard touchdown pass against Brown (Nov. 1) ... Had four carries each against Columbia (Oct. 18) and at Cornell (Nov. 22) ... Returned three kickoffs for 40 yards ... Also had four solo tackles and three assisted tackles on special teams.

2007: Played in two games, against Villanova (9/22) and Georgetown (10/6).

Phillips Academy/St. Joseph’s Collegiate: Played both football and lacrosse ... Named All-New England Prep at Phillips Academy ... Led St. Joe’s to 2006 Catholic League title ... Twice named Catholic League Defensive Player of the Year ... Earned Shane Conlin Award as Western New York’s top linebacker ... High school teammate of Anthony Ambrosi (Cornell) and Peter Casey (Georgetown).

Personal: Born February 4, 1988 in Buffalo, N.Y. ... Son of Michele and Doug DeLuca ... Father played football for Miami ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Career Stats:

RUSHING g att yards td long avg/c avg/g
2007 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2008 9 11 32 2 7 2.9 3.6
2009 10 29 101 5 18 3.5 10.1
2010 10 40 146 3 15 3.7 14.6
TOTAL 31 80 279 10 18 3.5 9.0
 
TOTAL OFFENSE g rush pass total avg/g
2007 2 0 0 0 0.0
2008 9 32 0 32 3.6
2009 10 101 0 101 10.1
2010 10 146 0 146 14.6
TOTAL 31 279 0 279 9.0
 
RECEIVING g rec yards td long rec/g avg/c avg/g
2007 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 9 1 3 1 3 0.1 3.0 0.3
2009 10 5 60 1 29 0.5 12.0 6.0
2010 10 7 65 1 18 0.7 9.3 6.5
TOTAL 31 13 128 3 29 0.4 9.8 4.1
 
SCORING g td rush rcv ret pat 2pat fg total avg/g
2007 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2008 9 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 18 2.0
2009 10 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 36 3.6
2010 10 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 24 2.4
TOTAL 31 13 10 3 0 0 0 0 78 2.5
 
KICK RETURNS g no. yards td long avg/r avg/g
2007 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2008 9 3 40 0 17 13.3 4.4
2009 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2010 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 31 3 40 0 17 13.3 1.3
 
ALL PURPOSE g rush rcv pr kr ir total avg/g
2007 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2008 9 32 3 0 40 0 75 8.3
2009 10 101 60 0 0 0 161 16.1
2010 10 146 65 0 0 0 211 21.1
TOTAL 31 279 128 0 40 0 447 14.4
 
TACKLES g ua a total tfl pd ff fr blk
2007 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2008 9 4 3 7 0.0 0 0 0 0
2009 10 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2010 10 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 5 3 8 0.0 0 0 0 0
 
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Points scored: 12, Princeton, Nov 07, 2009 ; at Yale, Oct 23, 2010
Touchdowns: 2, Princeton, Nov 07, 2009 ; at Yale, Oct 23, 2010
Rush attempts: 8, at Columbia, Oct 17, 2009 ; at Yale, Oct 23, 2010
Rush yards: 38, Lafayette, Sep 18, 2010 (7 carries)
Rush TDs: 2, Princeton, Nov 07, 2009 ; at Yale, Oct 23, 2010
Long rush: 18, Princeton, Nov 07, 2009
Receptions: 3, Dartmouth, Oct 02, 2010
Receiving yards: 29, Princeton, Nov 07, 2009 (1 receptions)
Receiving TDs: 1, Bucknell, 10/10/2009 ; Brown, Nov 01, 2008 ; Dartmouth, Oct 02, 2010
Long reception: 29, Princeton, Nov 07, 2009
Total offense attempts: 8, at Columbia, Oct 17, 2009 (8 rush,0 pass); at Yale, Oct 23, 2010 (8 rush,0 pass)
Total ofense yards: 38, Lafayette, Sep 18, 2010 (38 rush,0 pass)
All-purpose yards: 57, Princeton, Nov 07, 2009
Kick returns: 1, Brown, Nov 01, 2008 ; at Princeton, Nov 07, 2008 ; at Cornell, Nov 22, 2008
Kick return yards: 17, at Cornell, Nov 22, 2008 (1 returns)
Long kick return: 17, at Cornell, Nov 22, 2008
Tackles: 2, Columbia, Oct 18, 2008 (1-1)

 


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