A look at the squad ahead of the season-opener versus Boston College on Saturday
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2014: Made his first appearance during the season-opener against Boston College (8/30) but did not record statistics.
As A Freshman In 2013: Redshirted the year as a member of the Penn State football team.
Before UMass: Joins UMass after spending the 2013 season at Penn State as a walk-on quarterback ... Played at the Salisbury School in Connecticut where he threw for 1,215 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2012 en route to the New England Prep School Class A Championship ... Was an All-Erickson League All-Star pick ... Graduated from Pine-Richland High School in Pennsylvania in 2011, where he threw for 1,526 yards and had 16 touchdowns as a senior ... Also played for St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 2009-10 when his father, UMass head coach Mark Whipple, was the offensive coordinator for the University of Miami ... His brother, Spencer, is currently the UMass tight ends coach.
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