Joe Bacci
Joe  Bacci


Romeo, Mich.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 245


Integrated Science (3.34 GPA)


Chippewas Give Bono His First Victory

Rush throws for 328 yards, three TDs to lead CMU past Monmouth


Central Michigan at NIU (USA Today)

Central Michigan at NIU (USA Today); photos by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

2015: [Game-by-Game] Appeared in 13 games with seven starts … earned Academic All-MAC honors … has 11 pass receptions for 49 yards and three touchdowns … caught four passes for 22 yards with a long of 9 yards for one TD vs. Syracuse (10/29) ... reception and yardage total vs. Syracuse were season-highs … caught two passes for 11 yards vs. Toledo (11/10) … caught a 1-yard TD pass vs. Monmouth (9/12) … caught a 2-yard TD pass vs. Akron (10/31) … returned kickoff for 10 yards vs. Michigan State (10/26) … lone rushing attempt was against Minnesota in the Quick Lane Bowl (12/28).

2014: [Game-by-Game] Played in all 13 games and started in four ... earned Academic All-MAC honors ... completed the regular season with 148 receiving yards on 13 receptions ... averaged 11.4 yards per reception ... recorded 27 receiving yards on two catches at Northern Illinois (10/11) ... scored a touchdown versus Ball State (10/18) ... had a season-high 33 receiving yards at Eastern Michigan (11/1) ... caught one pass for 21 yards against Western Kentucky in the Bahamas Bowl (12/24) ... moved from linebacker to fullback during the offseason ... named CMU's Offensive Rookie of the Year.

2013: [Game-by-Game] Honored as CMU's Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year ... played in the final eight games of the season after missing the first four due to injury ... made his collegiate debut at North Carolina State (9/28), recording one tackle ... had a key fumble recovery in road win over Ohio (10/12) ... recorded a season high two tackles against Northern Illinois (10/19) ... forced a fumble in the win over Eastern Michigan (11/29).

2012: Redshirted.

High School: Three-year starter ... ranked No. 37 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 ... selected to play in 2012 MHSFCA East-West All-Star game ... Associated Press Division 1-2 all-state first team selection ... member of the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press all-state teams ... all-county and all-conference first team linebacker ... helped lead Romeo to three straight regional playoff appearances ... won Macomb Area Conference Red Division title in 2010 ... credited with 88 tackles, seven sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in 2011 ... made 102 tackles as a junior ... finished with 260 career tackles ... lettered one season in wrestling.

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