On Besong: Back-up linebacker, who contributes on special teams ... Expected to fill a similar role ... Strong scout team player ... Has a lot of ability to make plays.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2008: Saw action in all 12 games on the season ... Made 13 tackles on the season, seven of which came at New Hampshire (11/15) ... One tackle for a loss at Rhode Island (11/1) ... Had two late tackles at Texas Tech (9/20) .. Single stops at James Madison (9/13) and Holy Cross (9/6).
As a redshirt freshman in 2007: Played in five games as a reserve linebacker ... Solo stop vs. Northeastern (10/20) ... Tackle vs. Maine (9/22) ... College debut vs. Towson (9/15).
As a freshman in 2006: Worked as a linebacker on the scout team while taking a redshirt season.
Before UMass: Prepped one year at the Berkshire School in Pittsfield, Mass., after graduating from Brockton High School ... At Berkshire, played for Head Coach Dave Wissman ... Named All-League as he posted a prep record 80 tackles ... As a high school senior at Brockton racked up 91 tackles, five sacks and five interceptions playing for Head Coach Peter Columbo ... Played linebacker, safety,wide receiver and running back ... Served as team captain ... Led team to Super Bowl Championship ... All-Scholastic by the Boston Herald, Boston Globe and Brockton Enterprise ... Also ran indoor and outdoor track where he competed in the 55,100, 4X100 and 4X200.
Personal: Samuel Oben Besong ... Born Jan. 31, 1987 in Lubbock, Texas ... Son of Magda Goncalves and Moses Besong ... Brother of Eric, Anthony, Junior and Christina ... Majoring in Sociology.
Career Statistics (Defense)
Year GP/GS UT AT TT Sacks TFL Int PBU 2007 5/0 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2008 12/0 8 5 13 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 Totals 17/0 9 8 15 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0
Career Highs (Defense)
Tackles: 7 at New Hampshire (11/15)
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