Looks to compete with Leroy Brooks and Steve Costello for a starting spot at cornerback ? Will also contribute on special teams ? Has played in 12 career games, starting six times.
2002: One of UMass? top cornerbacks ? Also a strong special teams player ? Played in 12 games on the season, starting six times ? Ranked eighth on the team with 56 total tackles on the year ? Also had six pass breakups, two forced fumbles and an interception ? Made a career-high 11 total tackles at North Carolina State, with two pass breakups and a forced fumble ? Recorded eight total tackles at New Hampshire ? Totaled eight tackles in the victory over Delaware, with an interception and a pass breakup ? Had six tackles and two pass breakups in win over Maine ? Made six tackles in the victory at Richmond ? Totaled five tackles and a pass breakup against Hofstra ? Recorded four total tackles in the win over Villanova ? Had three solo tackles and a forced fumble against Central Connecticut ? Made a pair of tackles against both James Madison and AIC.
2001: Sat out the season under NCAA academic requirements.
Before UMass: Played for coach Stephen Thompson at Lathrup (Mich.) High School ? Led the team to an overall record of 8-3 during his senior season ? Earned All-Oakland County, All-Area and All-League honors as a defensive back in his senior season ? Also a member of the track team at Lathrup, where he ran sprints ? Captain of both the football and track teams during his junior and senior seasons.
Personal: Full name is Robert Boyer ? Son of Lawrence and Robin Boyer ? Born March 14, 1983, in Detroit, Mich. ? Majoring in Sociology.
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