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Gazette: Emil Igwenagu expects key role for UMass this year

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Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story on Emil Igwenagu looking to have a big season for the UMass football team after suffering an injury-plagued 2010 campaign.

Things were lining up for Emil Igwenagu to have a big year in 2010. Not only had he but voted captain of the University of Massachusetts football team as a junior, but he was set to have a big role in the Minuteman offense.  

UMass coach Kevin Morris planned to use him a lot as plays were drawn up that had Igwenagu lined up as a tight end, a tailback and a fullback.  

But in the season opener, he suffered an ankle injury and was never really healthy again the rest of the year. Igwenagu missed three games, but even in the eight he did play, he was never close to 100 percent. He finished with just 12 catches for 142 yards.

Photo: After frustrating 2010, Emil Igwenagu expects to play key role for UMass this year

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