72 - James Balchunas
James Balchunas
Height: 6-4
Weight: 250
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Plainview, N.Y.
High School: Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK
Position: OL
Major: Materials Science and Engineering

2012: Started and played in all but one game for the Engineers along the offensive line … Academic All-NEFC … blocked for an offense that ranked in the top half of the NEFC in total offense … contributed to a line that allowed the fewest sacks in the NEFC and ranked 25th nationally in that category … recorded a tackle at Western New England (10/13).

2011: Started all nine games for the Engineers along the offensive line … Academic All-NEFC … part of a unit that cleared the way for a running attack that increased its yardage by over 58 yards per game … recorded a tackle at Mass. Maritime (9/17).

2010: Played in all nine games as a freshman along the offensive.

Off The Field at MIT: Majoring in materials science and engineering … concentration in economics … engineering and research at Tiffany and Co … research at MIT in powder metallurgy … social chair at Delta Kappa Epsilon.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School.