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2 Anthony Gaffney

At Princeton — 2014: earned All-Ivy League Honorable Mention after leading Princeton with three interceptions … recorded 25 tackles and four pass breakups … had two interceptions in Princeton's Ivy-opening win at Columbia … had two breakups apiece in wins over Davidson and Brown … had season-best eight tackles in win over Davidson, including one tackle for loss … had four tackles against both Colgate and Dartmouth. 2013: earned first-team All-Ivy League honors for second straight year … recorded 22 tackles, four breakups and two interceptions … intercepted passes in wins over Lafayette and Penn … averaged 21 yards per kickoff return, including a long of 39 in victory over Lafayette … had two games with at least 100 all-purpose yards on both defense and special teams … helped Princeton rank in the national Top 15 in sacks (third), turnover margin (fourth), first down defense (fourth) and third down conversion percentage (13th) … helped Princeton win 10th Ivy League title in program history, and first since 2006 season. 2012: shared Pink Baker Award as top defensive freshman with classmate and fellow cornerback Matt Arends … started all 10 games at cornerback and kick returner and was twice named Ivy League Rookie of the Week (Week 3 at Columbia and Week 5 vs. Brown) … led the Ivy League in kickoff return yardage with 25.9 average; returned his first Ivy League kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown in win at Columbia; he would share National Freshman of the Week honors … ranked fifth in the Ivy League in both interceptions (three) and passes defensed (.9 per game) during rookie season … intercepted two passes in victory over Columbia … helped set up comeback over Harvard with key 59-yard fourth-quarter return … had season-best eight tackles against Cornell and seven more against Georgetown … had four of his six pass breakups in the final four games of the season.

At The Taft School/Pennington — earned first-team all-state honors ... named Independence League MVP ... Trenton Times Player of the Year ... NEPSAC (Connecticut) Class A Player of the Year ... set Taft record with 18 receiving touchdowns ... led team to Norm Walker Bowl title ... chosen to play in the New Jersey North/South Game and the Chesapeake Bowl ... named team captain at Pennington ... also lettered in basketball and track ... scored 1,000 points in basketball ... won two state and county basketball titles ... broke long jump and 4x100 records at Taft; broke triple jump and 4x400 records at Pennington.

Personal — born Aug. 14, 1993 ... son of Adolphis and Christy ... father works for Levis Footwear ... has an older sister Monique and three younger siblings, Jalen, Marcus and Mikaia ... may study psychology at Princeton.

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year Tkls (S/A) TFL Sks FF/FR INT BrUp
2012 35 (26/9) 2.5-9 1.5-7 0/2 3-10 8
2013 22 (13/9) 0-0 0-0 0/0 2-8 4
2014 25 (20/5) 1-2 0-0 0/0 3-25 4
Totals 82 (59/23) 3.5-11 1.5-7 0/2 8-43 16

KICK RETURN STATISTICS

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long
2012 20 517 25.9 1 94
2013 20 420 21.0 0 39
Totals 40 937 23.4 1 94
Position: Cornerback
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
Hometown: Columbus, N.J.
High School: Taft School
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