Football standout Chuck Dibilio ’15 suffered a stroke Jan. 19, the University said in a statement.
He was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where doctors removed a clot in the main artery of Dibilio’s brain, according to the player’s father, Chuck Dibilio Sr. He said doctors were uncertain about his son’s long-term prognosis or the cause of the stroke.
Dibilio suffered the stroke in the evening while studying with a group of people during the University’s finals period, according to The Daily Princetonian.
Rob Melosky, who was Dibilio’s football coach at Nazareth (Pa.) High School, told the Allentown, Pa., newspaper The Morning Call that Dibilio has movement in his extremities but is struggling with his speech.
Dibilio, a tailback, was the breakout star of the Ivy League during the 2011 season. He rushed for 1,068 yards, the most by a non-transfer student in Ivy League history. He was named the 2011 Ivy League Football Rookie of the Year.