Epplemen Continues Football Career with Newly-Formed IFL

Epplemen Continues Football Career with Newly-Formed IFL

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Former Susquehanna football standout Bobby Eppleman ’11 has signed with the Binghamton football team of the Indoor Football League (IFL) as the team’s punter/kicker.

Binghamton joins the Atlantic Division of the IFL and begins competition in February, 2012. The IFL was created in 2008 from a merger between the Intense Football League and the United Indoor Football Association. It consists of 27 teams located across the United States.

Eppleman etched his name in the SU record books over his four-year career. He was the Crusaders’ starting kicker and punter and was a four-time all-conference selection (three times in the Liberty League, once in the Centennial Conference). The Chester Springs, Pa. native holds the school record for longest punt (63 yards) and the longest field goal (44 yards).

He was named the 2009 Liberty League Special Teams Player of the Year and in 2010 was named a National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete. That year Eppleman also picked up the Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Award.

In addition to his football career, he was also a four-year member of the men’s indoor and outdoor track & field teams. Often competing in upwards of five events per championship meet for the Crusaders, he was named the Landmark Conference Field Athlete of the Year in 2010 and currently stands fourth all-time in both pole-vault (indoor) and pentathlon, fifth in pole vault (outdoor) and 10th in the long jump (indoor). As a freshman, Eppleman was named both the Landmark Indoor and Outdoor Male Field Rookie of the Year.

Eppleman graduated in May with a degree in Studio Art.