On Arango: Comes off a solid spring season ... Expected to be a contributor on special teams in addition to adding depth at linebacker ... inebacker who adds depth ... Worked hard on the practice squad ... Missed much of spring football in 2007 with mononucleosis ... Showed some good signs in winter workouts prior to spring camp ... Could see some special teams action.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2008: Played in two games, making four total tackles ... Had one tackle against Hofstra (11/22) ... Made three tackles, two solo, against Bryant (10/25).
As a redshirt sophomore in 2007: Did not see any action, working as part of the scout team.
As a freshman in 2006: Redshirt season.
Before UMass: Played at Eastern High School in Voorhees, N.J. ... All-conference and all-group as a senior ... Made 40 tackles as a senior with 26 solo stops ... Racked up four sacks for 28 yards ... All-conference honoree in track and field and swimming.
Personal: Chad J. Arango ... Born Nov. 17, 1987 ... Son of Richard and Jeanine Arango ... Majoring in Resource Economics.