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Dec. 14, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Former William Floyd High School standout Stacey Bedell (Mastic Beach, N.Y.) has transferred to Stony Brook, head coach Chuck Priore announced Saturday afternoon. Bedell, who spent two years at FBS Massachusetts, will have three years eligibility remaining.

"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."

As a redshirt freshman for the Minutemen in 2013, Bedell totaled 301 rushing yards and a touchdown in eight games. In his first collegiate start, the 5-10, 185-pound back rushed for 70 yards against Wisconsin. He accounted for career-highs of 23 carries, 81 yards and a touchdown at Kansas State.

Bedell played in two games as a true freshman in 2012, but suffered a season-ending injury.

Bedell's senior season at Floyd was one for the ages as he rushed for the fifth-most yards in a season in Long Island history (2,532) and 39 touchdowns. Bedell. the co-Hansen Award winner, given to Suffolk County's Most Outstanding Player, rushed for 412 yards and four touchdowns to help the Colonials beat East Meadow, 54-47, in the Long Island Championship game played at LaValle Stadium.

Bedell, the 2011 Long Island Player of the Year, joins a Stony Brook squad which posted a 5-6 record in 2013. The Seawolves went 3-5 in their first season in the CAA, including wins over No. 25 James Madison and a victory over rival Albany, 24-3.