Princeton's Dibilio recovering from stroke
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Chuck Dibilio, the 2011 Ivy League Football Rookie of the Year, was recovering at a Philadelphia hospital Friday after he suffered a stroke Thursday night, the university announced.
Dibilio, 19, from Nazareth, Pa., was taken from the Princeton campus to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he remained in intensive care.
"They removed a clot in the main artery of his brain early this morning," Chuck Dibilio Sr. said. "He is currently recovering. They are trying to find out what caused it, so they can prevent it in the future. As far as a long- term prognosis, we are a long way from knowing, but we appreciate all of the support Chuck has received."
Dibilio set an Ivy League record for a freshman by rushing for 1,068 yards this past season. He also scored eight touchdowns and was named to the Ivy League first team.
Dibilio finished fifth in the voting for the 2011 Jerry Rice Award, which honors the FCS freshman of the year, is presented by The Sports Network and sponsored by Fathead.com.
In 2009, Princeton running back Jordan Culbreath missed most of the season after being diagnosed with aplastic anemia and bone marrow failure. He returned to play as a senior in 2010.
01/20 15:26:07 ET