Alex Baroffio Receives 2012 Preseason All-America Selection
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Lindy’s 2012 College Football Magazine has released its Division III Preseason All-America Team and Washington & Jefferson College rising junior wide receiver Alex Baroffio (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) received a first-team selection.
Baroffio, the only player recognized from the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, enters his third collegiate season with 100 receptions for 1,474 yards and 14 touchdowns. His 100 catches are the most by a W&J football player through two seasons in the 121-year history of the sport at the college.
The 2011 First Team All-PAC and Second Team D3football.com All-South choice, led the conference in receptions (70), receiving yards (1,102) and touchdown catches (10) last fall. He produced six 100-plus yard efforts and scored at least one touchdown in eight of the 10 games.
Combined with 52 rushing and 231 punt return yards, Baroffio finished second in the league with 138.5 all-purpose yards per game.
Baroffio ranked 15th in NCAA Division III football with 110.2 receiving yards per game, while tying for 25th in receptions (7.0 rpg). He was also 47th nationally in all-purpose yards and 54th in punt return average (9.62 ypr).
Baroffio is on pace to shatter W&J receiving records. He needs 93 catches over the next two years to pass David Ravida ’08 as the all-time reception leader and 1,682 yards to surpass W&J Athletic Hall of Famer Ryan Silvis ’01 for the career yardage record.
In the 2011 season finale, Baroffio racked up 10 receptions for 207 yards and three touchdowns during a 24-21 victory over Waynesburg in the PAC Backyard Brawl. A month earlier at Saint Vincent, Baroffio produced 13 receptions (187 yards) for the second-best, single-game reception total in school history.
He has at least one reception in 19 of 21 career games and has hauled in five or more passes 10 times.
Baroffio and the Presidents open their 2012 season on Sept. 1 as they will travel 490 miles south to Fayetteville, N.C., to battle Methodist University at Monarch Stadium (1:00 pm).