PHILADELPHIA- While posting one of the best receiving seasons in school history for the University of Pennsylvania football team, senior Spencer Kulcsar was also excelling in the classroom. On Wednesday, the first-team All-Ivy recipientearned the Philadelphia Chapter's National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete award.
On the field, Kulcsar led the FCS with 8.2 receptions per game during the regular season. His 82 receptions in 2014 ranked second all-time in a single season at Penn, and his 884 receiving yards were sixth-most in school history. He pulled down a school-record 16 catches at Princeton on Nov. 8, which eclipsed the school record he matched with 15 receptions against Dartmouth. In addition, Kulcsar led the team and finished third in the Ivies with 1,228 all-purpose yards.
In all, the Bergen Catholic High School product and 2012 Ivy League champion played in 37 career games for the Red and Blue, finished seventh all-time at Penn with 111 career receptions and 15th in program history with 1,131 career receiving yards. He spent the first half of his career as a running back and finished with 607 career rushing yards on 137 attempts (4.4 yards/carry). He totaled nine touchdowns for the Quakers (four rushing, five receiving) and 2,095 career all-purpose yards.
In the classroom, Kulcsar was equally successful. In addition to Wednesday's award, the Haworth, N.J., native was named to the 2013Philadelphia InquirerAcademic All-Area team.
Kulcsar graduates from Wharton later this month.