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52 days to kickoff: Travis Pitzonka

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Who is wearing #52 in 2015?

Travis Pitzonka

Hometown: Lancaster, New York

Year: Senior

Position: Linebacker

High School: Lancaster

Freshman (2012): Walked on and played in 12 games on special teams

Sophomore (2013): Played in 13 games on special teams recorded 5 tackles and forced a fumble in the UMass game.

Junior (2014): Played in 9 games on special teams and as a reserve linebacker recording 11 tackles.

Outlook: Travis earned a scholarship for his kick and punt coverage, he should continue to lead UB's special teams unit. In spring Pitzonka practiced with the 2nd unit linebackers, and will have the opportunity to contribute on the defense as a senior.

#52 UB Football Game - 1st Half

August 28, 2008, - UB 21, UTEP 14

UB started the season by forcing a 3-and-out. The ensuing punt was mishandled so UB started their first offensive drive of the year in the red zone. UB capitalized on a 15-yard Drew Willy to Bryan Kisabeth TD pass. The defense stayed dominant, with Justin Winters catching a tipped ball for an interception. Later in the quarter Naaman Roosevelt took a WR screen 68-yards for a TD.


In the second quarter, fortunes shifted. UTEP converted three 3rd downs in a 13 play 80-yard TD drive to cut the UB lead to 14-7. After a Drew Willy fumble, UTEP converted on their own short field, with a Trevor Vittatoe TD pass to Jonny Moore.

With 5:23 remaining in the half, UB went on an epic 10 play 89-yard drive capitalized by a beautiful Drew Willy to Gary Rice 34-yard TD pass with only 30 seconds remaining in the half.