3 - Mike Fess
Mike Fess
Height: 6-0
Weight: 187
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Caldwell, N.J.
High School: James Caldwell
Position: WR

TEAM CO-CAPTAIN

• Enters the season ranked 10th all-time at Holy Cross with 134 career receptions.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2012:
• Saw action in all 11 games at wide out, starting nine times.
• Led the team with 80 receptions on the season for 795 yards and four touchdowns.
• His 80 receptions on the year were the second-most every by a Holy Cross player in a single season.
• Led the Patriot League in catches, and stood fourth in receiving yards.
• Ranked 11th in the nation in receptions and 46th in receiving yards.
• Received the Davitt Award as the team’s top offensive back.
• Caught 10 passes for 90 yards and two scores against Lehigh.
• Made eight catches for a career-high 139 yards and two touchdowns against Fordham.
• Had 10 receptions for 100 yards at Colgate.
• Caught 10 passes for 85 yards against New Hampshire.
• Totaled 10 receptions for 60 yards in the victory at Georgetown.
• Selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

 AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011:
• Played in 10 games at wide receiver, earning three starts.
• Named second team All-Patriot League.
• Caught 45 passes for 417 yards and two touchdowns on the season.
• Also returned six kickoffs for 110 yards.
• Ranked fourth in Patriot League and 70th in nation in receptions.
• Posted a career-high 11 receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown in the contest at New Hampshire, with his 11 catches tying for eighth place on the all-time Holy Cross single-game record list.
• Made five catches for a season-high 102 yards in the win over Harvard.
• Caught six passes for 52 yards at Brown.
• Recorded six catches for 38 yards and a score in the win at Bucknell.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010:
• Played in all 11 games at wide receiver, starting three times.
• Caught nine passes on the season for 106 yards, while rushing twice for seven yards.
• Averaged 33.2 yards on four kickoff returns, and made three tackles on special teams.
• Returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown in the win over Bucknell.
• Earned CFPA National Kick Returner of the Week honors on Nov. 20.
• Had three receptions for 45 yards and one kickoff return for 20 yards during the Georgetown game.
• Caught two passes for 22 yards and returned a kickoff for 30 yards in the victory at Lafayette.
• Made two receptions for 13 yards in the win over Fordham.

HIGH SCHOOL:
• Played for head coach Ken Trimmer at James Caldwell High School.
• Served as team captain during his senior season.
• Twice named first team All-Conference, first team All-Essex County and first team All-State Group 2.
• Caught 33 passes for 605 yards during his senior season, while scoring six touchdowns.
• Also lettered in basketball, serving as team captain and earning first team All-Conference honors.

PERSONAL:
• Son of Michael and Patti Fess.
• Majoring in History.

FESS' RECEIVING STATISTICS
YEAR GP-GS REC YARDS AVG TD LONG
2010 11-3 9 106 11.8 0 32
2011 10-3 45 417 9.3 2 54
2012 11-9 80 795 9.9 4 56
TOTAL 32-15 134 1318 9.8 6 56
             
FESS' RUSHING STATISTICS
YEAR GP-GS ATT YARDS AVG TD LONG
2010 11-3 2 7 3.5 0 7
2011 10-3 1 0 0.0 0 0
2012 11-9 1 2 2.0 0 2
TOTAL 32-15 4 9 2.3 0 7