UAlbany Football BIO
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Eli Mencer
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Eli Mencer 2267057
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 227
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Altoona, Pa.
High School: Altoona

2017: Starting linebacker was named to the All-CAA Third Team after recording 60 tackles (26 solo, 34 assisted). ... Regular big-play maker led the CAA with five forced fumbles. Also returned two fumbles for a touchdown, including one for 80 yards against Villanova (Sept. 23) that finished off a 19-10 overtime victory. Also had eight tackles against Villanova. Returned another fumble 69 yards for a TD against Rhode Island. ... Recovered three fumbles. ... Had a sack and 8.0 tackles for loss. ... Finished with a career-high 12 tackles against Maine (Oct. 21). 

2016: Played in nine games at linebacker and kickoff returner... Finished season with 19 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and 48 kickoff return yards... Four tackles, including three solo, and a sack in win at Rhode Island (9/10)... Three tackles and a half-sack at Villanova (10/22).

2015: Redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year captain for Altoona … Totaled 1,280 rushing yards and scored 23 touchdowns as a senior … Also recorded four interceptions … Named all-county, all-city, and All-WPIAL … Recipient of the team Cohen Blanket Award … Also competed in track and field for four years.

PERSONAL: Son of Lori Alderman … Has two brothers, Reggie and Joey, and a sister, Jina … Intends to major in criminal justice.

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