On Boyle: Returns from a injury-plagued season after suffering a broken arm ... Adds depth on the offensive line as a redshirt sophomore ... Has good hands and footwork ... Can play both center and guard ... Comes from the same high school as 2005 senior captain Colin Stoetzel.
As a redshirt freshman in 2007: Sat out as an injury redshirt with a broken arm suffered early in training camp.
As a freshman in 2006: Worked as a reserve offensive lineman on the scout team while taking a redshirt season.
Before UMass: Three-year starter at Grafton High School ... Served as a team captain as senior ... Honored as a Division 2A All-Star by the Worcester Telegram and Gazette ... Also competed in lacrosse and track and field ... Placed fifth in league in the shot put as a senior.
Personal: Michael Ryan Boyle ... Born Feb. 16, 1988 in Worcester, Mass. ... Son of Mike and Lynn Boyle ... Brother of Brittany, Matt and Griffin ... Majoring in Sociology.