Bohanon Drafted By New York Jets In Seventh Round
April 27, 2013
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest fullback Tommy Bohanon was selected in the seventh round of the NFL Draft by the New York Jets.
Bohanon, a 6-2, 245-pound fullback, made 22 career starts including all 12 games in 2012.
He is the first Wake Forest fullback drafted since Ovie Mughelli went in the fourth round to the Baltimore Ravens in 2003. Bohanon is also just the third Wake Forest fullback to have his name called in the draft, joining Mughelli and Neil MacLean who was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1958.
From his fullback position, Bohanon was primarily a blocker and devastating blocker. He had 50 career carries for 160 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught 51 passes for 405 yards and seven career touchdowns.
As a senior in 2012, Bohanon was utilized primarily as an H-back, lining up as a tight end as well as at fullback. He had 23 receptions for 208 yards and five touchdowns in 2012 including a career-high six receptions vs. Boston College. Bohanon caught two touchdown passes against Duke and Clemson as a senior and added a touchdown grab vs. Maryland. He also rushed for a one-yard TD vs. Vanderbilt.
Bohanon is the 149th Demon Deacon to be drafted by a National Football League team. He is also the 10th Demon Deacon to be drafted in the last four years (2009-12).
The New York Jets roster already includes a pair of Wake Forest graduates in defensive end Calvin Pace and defensive back Josh Bush. Jets' general manager John Idzik is the father of Wake Forest wide receiver Brad Idzik.