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Brad Anderson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Ijamsville, Md.

High School:
Urbana H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 230

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
02/01/1984


11/04/2006

No. 3 UMass Holds Off No. 9 New Hampshire Second-Half Rally

No. 3 UMass Holds Off No. 9 New Hampshire Second-Half Rally

2006 Update:
• ATLANTIC 10 SECOND-TEAM LINEBACKER
• Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team for third year in row.
• Don Hansen's Football Honorable Mention All-American.
• Don Hansen All-Northeast Region Second Team.
• National Football Foundation National Honor Society.
•Starting weakside WILL linebacker who has started since his sophomore season.

• Plays in honor of the late Billy Gaines, his childhood friend and high school teammate who died in June 2003 after beginning his college football career at Pittsburgh. Switched to Gaines' high school No. 2 as a senior to honor his late friend.
• Has racked up 112 tackles this season, third on team. Fourth in A-10 in total tackles and 13th in A-10 in tackles per game (8.0 per game).
• 70 assisted tackles this year is eight-most in a season at UM.
• Had 71 tackles in the last seven games (10.1 per game) with double-figures in four of seven games. • In four NCAA Tournament games had 30 tackles. • Made four stops in NCAA Final vs. Appalachian State (12/15).
• Posted eight tackles at #2 Montana (12/8) in NCAA Semi.
• Team-high 10 tackles, a fourth-quarter interception and 31-yard return to set up field goal. Added a five-yard sack and 1.5 TFLs vs. #9 UNH (12/2) in NCAA Quarterfinals.
• Eight tackles vs. Lafayette (11/25) in NCAA First Round.
• Led UMass with 12 tackles vs. Hofstra (11/18). Also had a sack for six yards and 1.5 TFLs for seven yards as UMass held Hofstra to minus-1 yard rushing.
• Posted 14 tackles vs. #19 Maine (11/11) giving him 29 in two games.
• Racked up career-high 15 tackles at #9 New Hampshire (11/4) including 200th career tackle.
• Posted eight tackles at Northeastern (10/28) to equal season-best, including seven solo.
• Forced two fumbles, had six tackles, a sack for six yards and 1.5 TFLs for nine yards vs. Rhode Island (10/21).
• In return to his homestate Maryland for the first time as a player, at Towson (10/14), made six tackles and had PBU.
• Five tackles and pass break-up vs. William & Mary (10/7).
• Four tackles in each of last two games vs. Stony Brook (9/23) and at Villanova (9/16).
•Made eight tackles in season-opener vs. Colgate (9/2).
•Named to 2004 and 2005 Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team. Also named UMass' Fall 2005 Scholar Student-Athlete.
• Second on team in tackles with 62 last season and nine tackles for loss for 35 yards and a 2.5 sacks for 14 yards.
•Transferred to UMass from Vanderbilt prior to 2003 season.
•Earned his bachelor's degree from UMass in Hospitality & Tourism Managment in 2006 and is purising his master's in hotel management while still on scholarship.
• Dad Ronald played football & basketball at Western Maryland.
COMPLETE BIO ON MEDIA GUIDE PAGE 44.

On Anderson: Returning starting weakside (WILL) linebacker in his fourth year in the program ... According to Coach Brown, "a very reliable and valuable player" who has a chance to be an All-Atlantic 10 performer ... Excellent pass defender ... Can pile up tackles in bunches ... Has worked to improve run defense ... Smart player who performs well in the classroom and has earned several academic awards ... Switched to No. 2 as a senior from No. 29 as a tribute to his late childhood friend and high school teammate Billy Gaines, who passed away in June 2003. Gaines wore No. 2 as a youth and in high school before wearing No. 29 in his career at the University of Pittsburgh ... Transferred to UMass from Vanderbilt prior to the 2003 season.

As a Redshirt Junior In 2005: Named to 2005 Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team ... Named UMass' Fall Scholar-Athlete ... Starting weakside WILL linebacker, who finished second on the team in tackles with 62, 17 solo and 45 assisted ... Made 9.0 tackles for a loss of 35 yards ... Had 2.5 sacks for 14 yards ... Finished the year with six tackles including career-best two sacks, two TFLs and a forced fumble at Hofstra (11/19) ... Equaled career-high 11 tackles at Army (11/12) for career-high 4.0 TFLs for 8 yards ... Four tackles and second-career fumble recovery at Delaware (11/5) ... Career-high 11 tackles vs. New Hampshire (10/29) including TFL ... Six tackles including a half-sack at Maine (10/22) ... Six tackles and a TFL vs. No. 4 James Madison (10/15) ... Tied for team-lead with seven tackles vs. Northeastern (10/8), including 0.5 TFL and his 100th career tackle as UMass held NU to just 72 total yards ... Three tackles including 0.5 for loss vs. Rhode Island (9/24) ... Started and made four tackles with one TFL for five yards vs. Albany (9/17) ... Made four tackles in start at Richmond (9/1).

As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team ... Starting outside linebacker who was fourth on team in tackles with 58 (38 solo) along with five tackles for loss ... Played in 11 games making eight starts ... Posted back-to-back 10-tackle games with six solo tackles in each game against Colgate (9/11) and Richmond (9/18) ... Also had a fumble recovery against Richmond ... Nine tackles, six solos, along with first-career interception vs. Delaware (9/25) ... Nine tackles, seven solo, one TFL and a pass break-up at New Hampshire (10/16) ... Returned to starting role and had eight tackles vs. Maine (10/30) ... Four tackles, two solos, at Boston College (10/2).

As A Redshirt Freshman In 2003: Game-By-Game Statistics
Backup inside linebacker for the Minutemen ... Also contributed on special teams ... Saw action in all 13 games ... Totaled 19 tackles, including 16 solo stops and two tackles for loss ... Recorded eight tackles at Kansas State, with a tackle for loss ... Made four tackles in the season opener against Central Connecticut State ... Had two solo tackles in the win over Rhode Island ... Had a pair of tackles against James Madison, including one tackle for loss ... Notched solo tackles against both Delaware and Richmond.

As A Freshman In 2002 (at Vanderbilt): Did not play in any games, spent redshirt season on scout team as a running back.

Before College: Three-year letterwinner and two-year starter as a linebacker and fullback at Urbana High School in Ijamsville, Md. ... Led team to undefeated records and state titles during each of his seasons ... As a senior captain in 2001, set a school record with 183 total tackles, in addition to rushing for 473 yards ... Totaled 22 tackles in 2001 playoff game against Seneca, while scoring the game-winning touchdown in overtime ... Led team with 156 total tackles during the 2000 season ... Two-time Associated Press All-State selection at linebacker ... Also a two time All-Region and All-District selection, while earning All-Metro honors from the Washington Post ... Maryland Big 33 All-Star nominee and Baltimore Touchdown Club All-Star selection ... 2001 Maryland Distinguished Honor Scholar and National Scholar-Athlete Award nominee ... Member of National Honor Society... Listed in Who's Who Among High School Students and Athletes.

Personal: Bradley Scott Anderson ... Born February 1, 1984, in Washington, D.C. ... Son of Ronald and Patty Anderson ... Father played football and basketball at Western Maryland College ... Brother of Rachel, Stephen and Gregory ... Brother Stephen is attending the United State Military Prep School and will continue on to play football at West Point ... Plays in honor of late youth and high school teammate Billy Gaines, who passed away in June 2003 ... Earned his bachelor's degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management in 2006 and is attending graduate school at UMass to pursue a Master's Degree in Hotel Management.

CAREER STATISTICS AT UMASS (Defense) Year GP UT AT TT Sacks TFL Int PBU 2003 13/0 16 3 19 0-0 2-4 0-0 0 2004 11/8 43 20 63 2-10 5-14 1-0 1 2005 10/10 17 45 62 2.5-14 9-35 0-0 1 2006 14/14 42 70 112 3-17 5.5-26 1-31 5 Totals 48/32 118 138 256 7.5-41 21.5-79 2-31 7

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 15 at New Hampshire (11/4/06) Sacks: 2 vs. Hofstra (11/19/05) Interceptions: 1 vs. Delaware (9/25/04) & vs. UNH (12/2/06) Fumble Rec.: 1 vs. Richmond (9/18/04) & at Del.(11/5/05) Forced Fumbles: 2 vs. Rhode Island (10/21/06) 10-Tackle Games: 8 times (last vs. UNH, 12/2/06), UM 5-3

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