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Stacey Bedell transfers to Stony Brook

Long Island running back Stacey Bedell runs the

Long Island running back Stacey Bedell runs the ball against New York City in the first half of the United Healthcare Empire Challenge football game at Shuart Stadium. (June 19, 2012) (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Former Floyd running back Stacey Bedell has transferred to Stony Brook, Stony Brook coach Chuck Priore said Saturday.

Bedell was at Massachusetts for two years and will have three years eligibility remaining.

Bedell ran for 301 yards and a touchdown in eight games this season. He had career highs in yards (81) and carries (23) in a game against Kansas State that season. Bedell got hurt two games into his freshman year in 2012 and missed the remainder of that season.

"We're really excited to add Stacey to our program," Priore said.  "Stacey is a tremendous athlete who can affect the game in many ways.  We're fortunate that he's decided to come back to Suffolk County and continue his academic and athletic career at Stony Brook."

Bedell ran for 2,532 and 39 yards his senior year at Floyd and won a share of the Hansen Award, given annually to Suffolk County's top football player.

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