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99   Wilner Alexis
Wilner Alexis

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Somerville, Mass.

High School:
Somerville H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 255

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
05/31/1985


On Alexis: Comes into the fall battling for playing time at nose tackle ... Needs to "take a big step" according to Coach Brown after an up-and-down spring season ... Could be a contributor if he continues to improve ... Made an impact as a freshman back in 2004 ... ... Great athlete with a strong upside.

As a redshirt sophomore in 2006: Played in all 15 games as a reserve defensive lineman ... Totaled 14 tackles, six solo and eight assisted ... Had 1.5 sacks and TFLs for 11 yards ... In on tackles in NCAA Tournament wins at Montana (12/8) and vs. New Hampshire (12/2) ... Saw extended time in regular-season finale vs. Hofstra (11/18) and had first-career solo sack for four yards, as he made two sacks ... Had a half-TFL for seven yards at New Hampshire (11/4) ... Racked up two tackles against Rhode Island (10/21) ... Tied career-high with four tackles vs. William & Mary (10/7) ... Forced a fourth-quarter fumble at Navy (9/9) as he also made a tackle, fumble set up UMass' final score in a narrow 21-20 defeat.

As a Sophomore In 2005: Did not play, taking a redshirt season.

As A Freshman In 2004: Started the final five games as a true freshman at defensive tackle ... Best game came in second game at Rhode Island (10/23) as he piled up four tackles, had a pass break-up and half a tackle for loss ... The next week, made four tackles vs. Maine (10/30) for second game in a row ... Played in first career game -- starting at New Hampshire (10/16), making one tackle ... Enrolled at UMass in January of 2004, and took part in spring practice.

Before UMass: Played for Head Coach Tony Gulla at Somerville High School in Somerville, Mass. ... Recorded 48 tackles, 13 sacks and three blocked kicks during his senior season ... Totaled 35 sacks in his high school career ... A two-time Greater Boston League All-Star selection ... Also a member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams at Somerville.

Personal: Wilner J. Alexis ... Born May 31, 1985, in Boston, Mass. ...Son of Rosette Falaise ... Brother of Diana and Tracy ... Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Career Statistics (Defense)
Year	GP	UT	AT	TT	Sacks	TFL	Int	PBU	FF
2004	5/5	3	7	10	0-0	0-0	0-0	1	0
2005		Redshirt Season
2006	15/0	6	8	14	1.5-11	1.5-11	0-0	0	1
Totals	20/5	9	15	24	1.5-11	1.5-11	0-0	1	1

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 4 three times, last vs. William & Mary (10/7/06)

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