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Height: 6'0"
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lake Forest, Ill.
High School: Lake Forest
Major: Engineering


Played in each of the first eight games with a starting nod against Harvard before missing the final two ... collected at least two tackles in each of those eight contests, and at least five in the last six ... first two collegiate tackles stopped a New Hampshire runner shy of the marker on third down, forcing punts as Dartmouth beat the 22nd-ranked Wildcat for the first time in 40 years, 22-21 ... made five tackles against Penn and six more at Yale ... best game came against Towson with a season-high seven stops to go with two pass breakups, the second of which denied the Tigers a touchdown with a little more than two minutes to play ... that forced them to attempt a 22-yard field goal, which was blocked, allowing the Big Green to hold on for a 20-17 victory ... halted six Columbia ball carriers the following week ... matched his season high with seven stops in his start against Harvard ... his season ended with five tackles in the 17-13 win over Cornell.

Worked with the junior varsity.

Set Illinois state record with 378 tackles, erasing a mark that stood for 24 years ... had 109 total tackles as a sophomore, 117 as a junior and 152 as a senior ... had 21 tackles in one game as a senior and 18 in another ... scored two defensive touchdowns as a senior ... IFCA all-state and Rivals all-state first teams as a senior ... Chicago Tribune all-state second team ... all-area first team ... captained football and basketball teams as a senior.

Engineering major ... full name is John James Traynor ... born on June 10, 1997 ... son of Carl and Darcy Traynor has one brother ... took visits to Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale before deciding on Dartmouth ... has studied piano for five years.

Complete Career Statistics

TACKLES g ua a total tfl-yds pd ff fr blk
2016 8 23 18 41 0.0-0 0 0 0-0 0
TOTAL 8 23 18 41 0.0-0 0 0 0-0 0

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