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49   Anthony Monette
Anthony Monette

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Spencer, Mass.

High School:
David Prouty H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 250

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
01/26/1987


On Monette: Senior defensive lineman who has worked hard to have a role on the team and will battle for a starting role ... A hard-nosed, hard-working player ... One of the most improved players on defense after spring football ... Also contributes on special teams ... Named team's 2007 Defensive Scout Team Player of Year also shared Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year in 2005 ... Was moved from linebacker to defensive end after his first season at UMass in 2006.

As a redshirt senior in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
• Senior, starting on defensive line for first time in career.
• Started all 11 games on defensive end, making 40 tackles including 8.5 TFLs for 39 yards (third on team) and team-best tying 3.5 sacks for 21 yards.
• On Senior Day, made six tackles including a TFL vs. James Madison (11/14).
• Four stops at #1 Richmond (10/24).
• Racked up four tackles including a sack and two TFLs in win over #4 New Hampshire (10/17).
• Blocked a PAT and had a TFL at Delaware (10/10).
• Second game in a row with a sack as part of three tackles vs. Stony Brook (9/26).
• Racked up three tackles, a sack and a 9-yard TFL vs. Rhode Island (9/19).
• Career-high seven tackles and half-sack vs. Albany (9/12).
• In 18 career games prior to this season, saw action mostly on special teams and as a reserve lineman. Made 15 tackles as a junior in 2008.

As a redshirt junior in 2008: Played in all 12 games, making 15 total tackles, also has two TFLs and a sack ... Made two tackles against Hofstra (11/22) ... Made two tackles at New Hampshire (11/15) with a half TFL ... First-career sack, for eight yards at Rhode Island (11/1) ... Career-best three tackles against Bryant (10/25) with a half TFL ... Made two tackles against Delaware (10/4) ... Had one solo tackle at Texas Tech (9/20) ... Made two solo tackles at Holy Cross (9/6) ... Had two tackles against Albany (8/30). As a redshirt sophomore in 2007:Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year ... Played in one game against Towson (9/15) ... Worked on scout team defensive end.

As a redshirt freshman in 2006: Played in five games on special teams and as a reserve defensive lineman ... Saw action against Colgate (9/2), at Navy (9/9), at Villanova (9/16), Stony Brook (9/23) and William & Mary (10/7). As a freshman in 2005: Redshirt season ... Earned UMass' Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year with Darrlyn Fenner.

Before UMass: Played linebacker and fullback at David Prouty High School in Spencer, Mass. ... Attended same high school as head coach Don Brown... As a linebacker, was a Central Mass All-Star as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Team captain ... Telegram and Gazette All-Star ... Defensive Team MVP in 2002 and 2004 ... Thanksgiving Day MVP in 2003 and 2004 ... Homecoming MVP in 2002 and 2003 ... Piled up 304 tackles over three seasons in high school ... As a senior, had 104 tackles, 66 solo and eight tackles for loss ... Ran for 725 as a senior ... Also ran track and played baseball ... Helped baseball team to State Championship game as a junior ... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Anthony Joseph Monette ... Born January 26, 1987 in Worcester, Mass. ... Son of Warren and Roberta Monette ... Brother of Christopher, who played rugby at UConn and Victoria ... Majoring in Building Materials and Wood Technology.

Career Statistics (Defense)

Year	GP/GS	UT	AT	TT	Sacks	TFL	FR	PD
2006	5/0	0	0	0	0-0	0-0	0-0	0
2007	1/0	0	0	0	0-0	0-0	0-0	0
2008	12/0	8	7	15	1-8	2-9	0-0	0
2009	11/11	15	25	39	3.5-21	8.5-39	0-0	1
Totals	29/10	23	32	55	4.5-29	10.5-48	0-0	1

Career Highs (Defense)

Tackles: 7 vs. Albany (9/12/09)
Sacks: 1 four times (last vs. New Hampshire, 10/17/09)
TFLs: 2 vs. Rh. Island (9/19/09), vs. N. Hampshire (10/17/09)
Blocked Kick: PAT at Delaware (10/10/09)

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    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Aug 30
    vs Boston College 3:00 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Sept 6
    vs Colorado 3:00 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Sept 13
    at Vanderbilt 12:00 PM
    Saturday, Sept 20
    at Penn State TBA
    Saturday, Sept 27
    vs Bowling Green 3:00 PM gametracker
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