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Dan Malone's countdown of the top 25 players to watch in 2014 hit No. 22 on Saturday with wide receiver Shaukur Nesmith taking the honors. Nesmith showed flashes of high productivity during last year's preseason camp, but an injury during the season-opener at Wisconsin sidelined him for the rest of the season. A healthy Nesmith along with several other new wide receivers, could give the Minutemen a lot of capable targets in the passing game this season.

Highlights & Coverage Of UMass Football Spring Game

The defense looked impressive throughout the night turning in several highlight plays, but wide receivers Jalen Williams and Shakur Nesmith each put on displays for the offense with several outstanding plays of their own as Team Minutemen defeated Team UMass in the annual Spring Game on Wednesday night at McGuirk Stadium.

Republican: Five questions with wide receiver Shakur Nesmith

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a profile piece on wide receiver Shakur Nesmith who returned this spring after missing much of last season due to injury. Malone also goes 5 questions with Nesmith about spring camp, the upcoming season and returning from injury.


Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story on the announcement on Wednesday that Jordan Broadnax, Steve Casali and Shakur Nesmith will all officially miss the remainder of the season due to injuries and are eligible to apply for medical redshirts. The trio joins John Robinson-Woodgett and Dalvin Battle as members of the program who are out for the season. Battle is still recovering from an injury suffered at Michigan in 2012.

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican also had a story on Shakur Nesmith whose performance on Monday at training camp caught the eye of all in attendance.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a piece on freshman wide receiver Shakur Nesmith who had a stand out performance on Monday in training camp.