44 Bobby Abare
44 Bobby Abare
Height: 6-2
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Acton, MA
High School: Acton-Boxboro
Position: LB
Years at Yale: ****

2008:Yale Football Captain...Buck Buchanan Award Finalist (Top Defensive Player in FCS)...AFCA FCS and Walter Camp FCS First-team All-America...Sporting Network Second-team All-America...Bulger Lowe Award (Outstanding Player in New England)...First-team All-Ivy and All-New England selection...Led team with 55 solo tackles and 31 assists...Tied for team lead with four interceptions...Ted Blair Award as Yale's Most Valuable Player of the Year.

2007:First-team All-Ivy and All-New England selection... Honorable mention Sports Network All-America... Led team with 53 solo tackles and 33 assists... Second on team with seven tackles for loss... Led team in tackles in eight of 10 games, including 11-3-14 against Harvard... Recovered two fumbles, had two PBU and two interceptions... Yale Defensive Back of the Week award against Dartmouth... Yale Defensive Line award against Brown... Ryan LoProto Award as Yale's Defensive Back of the Year.

2006:First-team All-Ivy and All-New England selection... Tied for team lead with four interceptions... Picked off three passes in win at Brown, the most by a Yale player since 1998 and the most by a Bulldog linebacker since 1994... Returned one interception against Brown for a TD... Returned interception 52 yards for a TD to insure win over Columbia at the Bowl... New Haven Gridiron Club's Yale Defensive Player of the Year... Columbia and Brown game Walter Camp Yale Player of the Game... Ivy, I-AA.org, ECAC, FB Gazette Defensive Player of Week after Brown game... Led team with 46 solo tackles and 30 assists... Took team game MVP honors in three different spots in seven different games... Led Blue with 9-1-10 vs. Lehigh.

2005: Earned first varsity letter... Shared Special Teams Player of the Year honors with brother Larry... Led all newcomers with 14 solo tackles and 31 overall... Had 2.5 TFL, two FF and five PBU... Special Teams Award against Dartmouth, Harvard and Brown... Defensive Line Award for Harvard game... Hammer Award against Dartmouth... Made one of the biggest plays of the season when he scooped up fumble and ran 27 yards to set up winning TD at Princeton.

At Acton-Boxborough Regional High: Captained all three sports he played and earned 11 varsity letters... Rushed for school-record 4,100 yards and made 250 tackles playing both sides in four seasons of football... Played on teams that went 50-0 and won four league and state titles... Named MVP by league, Boston Globe and his team... Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic in 2003 and 2004... Massachusetts Hall of Fame All-Scholastic... All-star in basketball as a forward on team that won three league titles... Played two positions on baseball team...

Personal: Robert Todd Abare (pronounced A-bear) is the son of Lou Abare and Suzanne Larkin ... Father played football at UConn and graduated in 1979... Fraternal twin brother, Larry, who played all three sports with him in high school, is playing at Yale... Political Science major... Jonathan Edwards College Resident.