September 10, 2008

Introducing the Big Red: Tim Bax

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Hard-hitting safety Tim Bax, a leader of the Red defense and last year’s team MVP, will return for his senior campaign after receiving All-Ivy honors for the second consecutive year.
His athleticism has been honed since his high school days when he was a star in football, basketball and volleyball at Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago. At 6-3, 196 pounds, Bax is a good size for a safety — fast enough to keep up with opponents’ receivers and strong enough to stop them. His stopping power was evident in the final stats for the 2007 season: Bax finished with 100 tackles, good for second in the Ivy League. He posted six games with double-digit tackles including 15-tackle games against Ancient Eight rivals Yale and Columbia.
His impressive numbers are helped by the fact that Bax has stellar football instincts and always seems to be around the ball; in 2007 he totaled 4.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, four pass breakups, a forced fumble and a recovered fumble.
In addition to being named second team All-Ivy last season, Bax received an honorable mention for the All-Ivy team in 2006 and was twice named Ivy League Rookie of the Week in 2005 when he ranked first among Ivy rookies in tackles with 40.[img_assist|nid=31563|title=Lucky number seven|desc=Senior safety Tim Bax (7) used his football instincts to tally 100 tackles last season.|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]