3 Luke DiFrancesco
3 Luke DiFrancesco
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Johnstown, Pa.
High School: Bishop McCort
Position: WR
Major: Biomedical Engineering
gp 10
yds 663
yds/g 66.3
td 7

Senior (2018): Was named an honorable mention to the All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference team, and selected to the All-University Athletic Association First Team… Started all 10 games during his senior season, serving as a team captain and turning in a career-year… Set career-best marks with 45 catches, 663 receiving yards and seven touchdowns…  Named the UAA Offensive Athlete of the Week on October 29th after catching four passes for 61 yards and a touchdown against Bethany… Caught three touchdown passes against Thiel on September 22nd… Recorded a season-best 143 yards on six catches during the Spartans’ season-finale against Carnegie Mellon, including a 73-yard catch in the game, the 20th-longest play from scrimmage in program history… Registered seven catches for 114 yards and a score against Washington and Jefferson on October 6th. Finished his career with 108 catches for 1,482 yards and 12 touchdowns over 40 games played… Named to the Fall 2018 PAC Academic Honor Roll.

Junior (2017): Returned from an injury his junior year to play in all 12 games his senior campaign, including eight in a starting role… Finished the year with 17 catches for 259 yards and three touchdowns… Caught a season-high three passes for 45 yards against Carnegie Mellon on November 11… Collected a 24-yard touchdown catch during the team’s NCAA Playoff game against top-ranked Mount Union… Also caught touchdowns against Saint Vincent and Westminster… Has played in 32 games over his career, catching 64 passes for 843 yards and six touchdowns.

Medical Redshirt (2016): Missed the entire 2016 season due to injury.

Sophomore (2015): Played in all 10 games for the Spartans during his sophomore year… finished the season with 16 receptions for 325 yards and a pair of touchdowns… tallied a pair of catches for 78 yards and a touchdown against St. Vincent on September 19th… Had a career-long 65-yard touchdown catch against Thiel on September 26th.

Freshman (2014): Played in all 10 games during the campaign, making four starts…tied for the team lead with 31 receptions during the year, and fifth among CWRU players with 259 receiving yards…named the UAA Offensive Player of the Week after catching the game-winning 23-yard touchdown pass with 1:08 remaining, his first career score, in a win over Thiel on September 27…finished the game with four receptions and a season-high 75 yards.

Personal: Earned three varsity letters in football as well as two in basketball and one in tennis at Bishop McCort High School…named to All-Pennsylvania Second Team in 2012…All-Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference in 2013…high honor roll student…son of Matthew and Anne DiFrancesco.

Recent Games
Oct 6 at Wash. & Jeff. L, 44-36
Oct 13 St. Vincent W, 37-7
Oct 20 at Geneva W, 27-14
Oct 27 at Bethany (W.V.) W, 34-3
Nov 3 Waynesburg W, 41-17
Nov 10 Carnegie Mellon L, 29-23
Statistics category Overall Conf
Receptions 45 43
Yards 663 649
Yards per game 66.3 72.1
Yards per catch 14.7 15.1
Touchdowns 7 7
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 1 Rochester (N.Y.) W, 38-10 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 15 at Grove City W, 49-23 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 Thiel W, 63-20 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 at Westminster (Pa.) W, 35-14 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 at Wash. & Jeff. L, 44-36 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 13 St. Vincent W, 37-7 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 at Geneva W, 27-14 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Bethany (W.V.) W, 34-3 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Waynesburg W, 41-17 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 Carnegie Mellon L, 29-23 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 1 Rochester (N.Y.) W, 38-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 15 at Grove City W, 49-23 - - - - - - -
Sep 22 Thiel W, 63-20 - - - - - - -
Sep 29 at Westminster (Pa.) W, 35-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 6 at Wash. & Jeff. L, 44-36 - - - - - - -
Oct 13 St. Vincent W, 37-7 - - - - - - -
Oct 20 at Geneva W, 27-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Bethany (W.V.) W, 34-3 - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Waynesburg W, 41-17 - - - - - - -
Nov 10 Carnegie Mellon L, 29-23 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 1 Rochester (N.Y.) W, 38-10 2 14 7.0 13 0 - -
Sep 15 at Grove City W, 49-23 7 63 9.0 26 0 - -
Sep 22 Thiel W, 63-20 4 69 17.3 34 3 - -
Sep 29 at Westminster (Pa.) W, 35-14 3 14 4.7 7 0 - -
Oct 6 at Wash. & Jeff. L, 44-36 7 114 16.3 29 1 - -
Oct 13 St. Vincent W, 37-7 6 50 8.3 24 0 - -
Oct 20 at Geneva W, 27-14 4 75 18.8 31 1 - -
Oct 27 at Bethany (W.V.) W, 34-3 4 61 15.3 25 1 - -
Nov 3 Waynesburg W, 41-17 2 60 30.0 51 1 - -
Nov 10 Carnegie Mellon L, 29-23 6 143 23.8 73 0 - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 1 Rochester (N.Y.) W, 38-10 - - - - - 0
Sep 15 at Grove City W, 49-23 - - - - - 0
Sep 22 Thiel W, 63-20 - - - - - 0
Sep 29 at Westminster (Pa.) W, 35-14 - - - - - 0
Oct 6 at Wash. & Jeff. L, 44-36 - - - - - 0
Oct 13 St. Vincent W, 37-7 - - - - - 0
Oct 20 at Geneva W, 27-14 - - - - - 0
Oct 27 at Bethany (W.V.) W, 34-3 - - - - - 0
Nov 3 Waynesburg W, 41-17 - - - - - 0
Nov 10 Carnegie Mellon L, 29-23 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 1 Rochester (N.Y.) W, 38-10 - - - - - - - -
Sep 15 at Grove City W, 49-23 - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 Thiel W, 63-20 - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 at Westminster (Pa.) W, 35-14 - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 at Wash. & Jeff. L, 44-36 - - - - - - - -
Oct 13 St. Vincent W, 37-7 - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 at Geneva W, 27-14 - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Bethany (W.V.) W, 34-3 - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Waynesburg W, 41-17 - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 Carnegie Mellon L, 29-23 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 1 Rochester (N.Y.) W, 38-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 15 at Grove City W, 49-23 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 Thiel W, 63-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 at Westminster (Pa.) W, 35-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 at Wash. & Jeff. L, 44-36 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 13 St. Vincent W, 37-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 at Geneva W, 27-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Bethany (W.V.) W, 34-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Waynesburg W, 41-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 Carnegie Mellon L, 29-23 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 1 Rochester (N.Y.) W, 38-10 1 - 14 - - 14
Sep 15 at Grove City W, 49-23 1 - 63 - - 63
Sep 22 Thiel W, 63-20 1 - 69 - - 69
Sep 29 at Westminster (Pa.) W, 35-14 1 - 14 - - 14
Oct 6 at Wash. & Jeff. L, 44-36 1 - 114 - - 114
Oct 13 St. Vincent W, 37-7 1 - 50 - - 50
Oct 20 at Geneva W, 27-14 1 - 75 - - 75
Oct 27 at Bethany (W.V.) W, 34-3 1 - 61 - - 61
Nov 3 Waynesburg W, 41-17 1 - 60 - - 60
Nov 10 Carnegie Mellon L, 29-23 1 - 143 - - 143
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 1 Rochester (N.Y.) W, 38-10 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 15 at Grove City W, 49-23 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 22 Thiel W, 63-20 18 - 3 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 29 at Westminster (Pa.) W, 35-14 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 6 at Wash. & Jeff. L, 44-36 6 - 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 13 St. Vincent W, 37-7 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 20 at Geneva W, 27-14 6 - 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 27 at Bethany (W.V.) W, 34-3 6 - 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 3 Waynesburg W, 41-17 6 - 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 10 Carnegie Mellon L, 29-23 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 1 Rochester (N.Y.) W, 38-10 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 15 at Grove City W, 49-23 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 Thiel W, 63-20 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 at Westminster (Pa.) W, 35-14 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 at Wash. & Jeff. L, 44-36 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 13 St. Vincent W, 37-7 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 at Geneva W, 27-14 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Bethany (W.V.) W, 34-3 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Waynesburg W, 41-17 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 Carnegie Mellon L, 29-23 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2014-15 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2017-18 12 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2018-19 10 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
Total 42 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2014-15 10 1 8 0.8 8.0 0 8 - -
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 12 1 -4 -0.3 -4.0 0 0 - -
2018-19 10 - - - - - - - -
Total 42 2 4 0.1 2.0 0 8 - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2014-15 10 31 3.1 259 25.9 8.4 1 29
2015-16 10 16 1.6 325 32.5 20.3 2 65
2016-17 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 12 17 1.4 259 21.6 15.2 3 36
2018-19 10 45 4.5 663 66.3 14.7 7 73
Total 42 109 2.6 1506 35.9 13.8 13 73
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2014-15 10 - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 - - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 12 - - - - - - - 0
2018-19 10 - - - - - - - 0
Total 42 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2014-15 10 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 12 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 10 - - - - - - - -
Total 42 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2014-15 - - - - - - - - - -
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - -
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - -
2018-19 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2014-15 10 8 259 - - 267 26.7
2015-16 10 - 325 - - 325 32.5
2016-17 - - - - - 0 -
2017-18 12 -4 259 - - 255 21.3
2018-19 10 - 663 - - 663 66.3
Total 42 4 1506 - - 1510 36.0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2014-15 6 0.6 0 1 - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 12 1.2 - 2 - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 18 1.5 0 3 - - - - - - - 0
2018-19 42 4.2 - 7 - - - - - - - 0
Total 78 1.9 0 13 - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2014-15 10 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 12 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 10 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 42 1 0 1.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 10 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
Conference 9 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 5 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
Away 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 8 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 2 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 2 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 10 - - - - - - - -
Conference 9 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 8 - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 10 45 4.5 663 66.3 14.7 7 73
Conference 9 43 4.8 649 72.1 15.1 7 73
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 20 4.0 336 67.2 16.8 4 73
Away 5 25 5.0 327 65.4 13.1 3 31
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 8 32 4.0 406 50.8 12.7 6 51
Losses 2 13 6.5 257 128.5 19.8 1 73
-
September 4 16 4.0 160 40.0 10.0 3 34
October 4 21 5.3 300 75.0 14.3 3 31
November 2 8 4.0 203 101.5 25.4 1 73
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 10 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 9 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - 0
Away 5 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 8 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 2 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 2 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 10 - - - - - - - -
Conference 9 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 8 - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 10 - 663 - - 663 66.3
Conference 9 - 649 - - 649 72.1
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 5 - 336 - - 336 67.2
Away 5 - 327 - - 327 65.4
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 8 - 406 - - 406 50.8
Losses 2 - 257 - - 257 128.5
-
September 4 - 160 - - 160 40.0
October 4 - 300 - - 300 75.0
November 2 - 203 - - 203 101.5
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 42 4.2 - 7 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 42 4.7 - 7 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 24 4.8 - 4 - - - - - - - 0
Away 18 3.6 - 3 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 36 4.5 - 6 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 6 3.0 - 1 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 18 4.5 - 3 - - - - - - - 0
October 18 4.5 - 3 - - - - - - - 0
November 6 3.0 - 1 - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 10 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 9 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 8 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -