One of the things Bunker has worked on, and is most proud of, isn’t running through and around defenders, but what he does when he doesn’t have the ball under his arm.
“I think the biggest thing is the mental aspect. Blitz pickup, reading defenses, the college game can’t be solely based on talent,” he explained. “You can’t outrun and outmuscle everybody, so you have to know the read. Being able to pass block, catch passes, be out there on first and third down, that helps. The more you can do the more you’ll play.”
Trinity has a number of Bay State players on its roster, with the only other North Shore product being Brendan Oliver of Danvers and the Pingree School. In about a month, he, Bunker and the rest of the Bantams will be fully focused on defending their NESCAC crown.
“For me, I want to enjoy senior year and what comes with that. My older brother and my cousins tell me’ You’ll miss it when it’s done, enjoy it now.’ I want to finish strong.”