Bragalone AP FCS All-American
From staff reports
It was announced on Tuesday that South Williamsport grad Dominick Bragalone was named to The Associated Press 2017 FCS All-American at running back, joining Maine’s Josh Mack.
It’s the latest league award for the stellar running back, who also was named this year to the All-ECAC team as a first-team running back and Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year.
Bragalone was Lehigh’s featured running back, rushing for a team-high 1,388 yards and averaging 126.2 yards per game. He was the only Lehigh back to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards and average over 100 per game.
Bragalone played in 11 of Lehigh’s 12 games, averaged 5.6 yards per carry and had a team-high 18 rushing touchdowns. His longest run of the year was 55 yards.
His lowest single-game rushing performance this year was a 61-yard game against Monmouth in the second week of the season. After that game, Bragalone proceeded to rush for 92, 102, 186, 122, 218, 136, 201 and 113 yards.
Against Holy Cross, Bragalone had one of his best games, rushing 30 times for 201 yards and an impressive four touchdowns.
Bragalone has rushed for at least 1,000 yards in all three of his seasons so far at Lehigh. He had 1,008 rushing yards in 2015 as a freshman and then ran for 1,171 as a sophomore in 2016.
For his career, Bragalone is sitting at 3,567 yards and has 39 rushing touchdowns through three seasons.
Lehigh went 5-7 overall this past year, but was 5-1 within the Patriot League.
The Mountain Hawks began the year with five consecutive losses before winning five of their next six games.
Lehigh lost in the FCS playoffs at Stony Brook, 59-29, to end the season.
Bragalone will begin his senior year on Saturday, Sept. 1, when Lehigh hosts Saint Francis.