UMass prepares for season-opener against Boston College on Saturday, Aug. 30
A look at the squad ahead of the season-opener versus Boston College on Saturday
Before UMass: Frohnapfel (FROH nap-ul) earned his undergraduate degree from Marshall University in May 2014 ... Has two years of eligibility remaining at UMass ... Will be able to play immediately in Fall 2014 ... Was a two-year backup to 2012 Conference USA MVP Rakeem Cato ... Played in all 14 games as a redshirt sophomore in 2013 and was 17-of-22 through the air for 206 yards with three touchdowns and one interception ... Completed 18 of 23 passing for 180 yards and two touchdowns, including one to his twin brother, Eric, against Western Carolina as a redshirt freshman at Marshall in 2012 ... Totaled a 78.3 completion percentage in 2012 ... Used 13 rushes to net 81 yards, including a 51-yard TD rush, in the 2012 season finale vs. East Carolina ... Had 101 yards passing against ECU as well ... Redshirted his freshman year in 2011 ... Played for Bill Brown at Colonial Forge High School ... Completed 95-of-159 passes for 1,733 yards and also rushed for 257 yards as a senior ... Passed for more than 4,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in his scholastic career ... A two-time First-Team Commonwealth Player of the Year, second-team all-region pick and first-team all-area selection ... Was joined by his brother, Eric, in the 2011 Marshall signing class ... Also held offers from Wake Forest, West Virginia and Vanderbilt.
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