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36 Joe Rhattigan

At Princeton — 2013: led Princeton freshmen with 13 rushes for 82 yards … scored first collegiate touchdown in win over Cornell; ended that game with five carries for 36 yards … caught two passes for 15 yards … made four tackles on special teams … helped Princeton win 10th Ivy League title in program history, and first since 2006 season.

At Neuqua — two-time first-team all-state selection by the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association … first-team all-state honoree by the Chicago TribuneChicago Daily Herald 2012 Player of the Year … two-time all-conference, all-area and all-city honoree … rushed for 3500 yards and 53 touchdowns over final two seasons; had 60 total touchdowns in his career … holds every rushing record at Neuqua … went 12-1 as a senior and reached state semifinal … invited to play in the Illinois All-Star East-West Shrine Game … two-time captain … lettered in lacrosse and earned all-conference honors … two-time academic all-state and three-time academic all-conference honoree … Illinois State Scholar … Indian Prairie Scholar.

Personal — born Aug. 20, 1994 … son of Thomas and Deborah Rhattigan … father is a regional manager of SGL Carbon, LLC; mother works in the finance department at Toyota … has an older brother TJ and a younger brother Jon … older brother plays linebacker for Penn State … enjoys wakeboarding, snowboarding and fishing … may study economics.


Year Rushes Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./Gm.
2013 13 82 6.3 1 15 13.7


Year Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./Gm.
2013 2 15 7.5 0 9 2.5
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
High School: Neuqua