Eppleman to be Honored by National Football Foundation

Eppleman to be Honored by National Football Foundation

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna senior football player Bobby Eppleman (Chester Springs, Pa./Great Valley) has been named a recipient of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s Scholar Athlete Award. The award recognizes student-athletes for their outstanding academic, athletic and community service accomplishments. Epplemen will be honored on Sunday, March 27, at the 14th annual banquet.

Eppleman maintains a 3.31 grade-point average (GPA) and will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in studio art.

A four-time all-league punter and kicker for the Crusaders, Eppleman is the second consecutive SU player to earn the award, following Dave Paveletz ’10, who was honored last March.

Eppleman leaves SU as one of the best specialists in program history. As a punter, Eppleman was named to the 2011 Centennial Conference First Team and earned All-America First-Team honors from D3PRODAY.com. As a kicker, Eppleman also picked up Second Team honors from both organizations this year, as well.

During the 2010 season, Eppleman averaged 37.4 yards per punt, second overall in the conference, including a 63-yard punt that matched the longest in the Centennial Conference this fall. He also connected on 8-of-9 field goal attempts that included a 44-yarder that matched his own program record.

For his career, Eppleman averaged 37.5 yards per punt, was a three-time Preseason All-America selection by D3football.com and was a three-time All-Liberty League player, as 2010 marked the Crusaders’ first season as a member of the Centennial Conference. Eppleman is also a two-sport athlete, as he a multi-event performer on the men’s indoor and outdoor track teams.

Sunday’s banquet includes featured speaker Bobby Engram, the MVP of the 1994 Citrus and 1996 Outback Bowls and the first-ever winner of the NCAA Biletnikoff Award who went on to play wide receiver in the NFL.