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95   Brandon Potvin
Brandon Potvin

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Worcester, Mass.

High School:
Holy Name Catholic H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 262

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
03/26/1991


11/21/2012

Senior Day As Football Hosts Central Michigan On Black Friday

Minutemen to honor first-ever FBS Senior Class prior to kick-off at Gillette Stadium.

11/14/2012

Minutemen Entertain Buffalo For Band Day At Gillette

UMass looks to keep building momentum following win at Akron

11/06/2012

Football Heads To Akron In Final Road Trip Of 2012 Season

Minutemen and Zips each looking for first MAC win.

10/31/2012

UMass Heads To MAC West Leader Northern Illinois

Minutemen and Huskies kick-off at 3:30 PM EST (2:30 PM CST)

10/24/2012

Football Closes Non-Conference Slate At Vanderbilt

Saturday's game to be televised on Fox Sports Net and NESN

04/14/2013

Day 8 - Minutemen Host Youth Clinic At Gillette

Check out the sights and sounds as the Minutemen held their eighth practice of the Spring at Gillette Stadium's Dana-Farber Field House. Prior to the practice, UMass held a Youth Clinic with over 130 kids in attendance.

11/16/2013

FB vs. AKRON

FB vs. AKRON Photos by Thom Kendall '93

11/02/2013

FB vs. NIU

FB vs. NIU Photos by Thom Kendall '93

10/26/2013

FB vs. WMU

FB vs. WMU Photos by Thom Kendall '93

03/13/2013

FB-NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

FB-NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS Photos by Thom Kendall '93

09/20/2012

FB vs. MICHIGAN

FB vs. MICHIGAN Photos by Thom Kendall '93

As a redshirt senior in 2013 (UMass): Game-By-Game Statistics
Had one assisted tackle at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Made three stops (1-2) against Maine (9/7) ... Helped out on a TFL for a one-yard sack of Austyn Carta-Samuels against Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Assisted on a takedown at Bowling Green (10/5) ... Started at defensive end and helped out on a tackle against Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 ... Had one takedown at Buffalo (10/19) in his 40th career appearance with UMass and 20th start ... Made two stops (0-2) against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Earned five tackles (1-4) against #17/21 Northern Illinois, including a half-sack, and recovered a fumble on Nov. 2 ... Recorded a five-yard sack against Akron (11/16).

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As a redshirt junior in 2012: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in all 12 games ... Opened the year with an assisted tackle at Connecticut (8/30) ... Helped on two stops against Indiana (9/8) ... Produced a pair of takedowns (1-1) at Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 22 ... Assisted on two more tackles at Vanderbilt (10/27) ... Recorded 10 tackles (2-8), 1.0 TFL and a sack ... His solo TFL vs. Buffalo (11/17) was a seven-yard sack.

As a redshirt sophomore in 2011: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in all 11 contests ... Made 36 stops (18-18), including one sack for an 11-yard loss and 4.5 TFLs ... First tackle of the season was a sack at Holy Cross (9/1), where he also contributed a pass breakup ... Added a pair of stops (2-0) each against Rhode Island (9/17) and Boston College (9/24) ... Had four tackles (2-2) at Old Dominion (10/1) ... Registered a single-game career-high eight takedowns (5-3) against Central Connecticut, including a TFL ... Had five tackles (2-3), with one TFL, against New Hampshire (10/22) ... Added four stops (1-3) at Maine, including helping on a TFL ... Finished the year with six stops (1-5) against James Madison (11/19).

As a redshirt freshman in 2010: Game-By-Game Statistics
Made 10 starts in 11 games played with 23 tackles, a sack and 1.5 TFLs ... Started at defensive end and made two tackles in his debut vs. William & Mary (9/4) ... First career sack at Stony Brook (9/25) ... Career-best five tackles vs. #20 Richmond (10/16) ... Two tackles at Towson (10/2) ... Equaled career-best with five stops at #15 James Madison (10/30) ... Had four tackles against Rhode Island (11/20).

As a freshman in 2009: Redshirted the season to enter 2010 with four years of eligibility remaining.

Before UMass: Helped Holy Name Catholic High School in Worcester, Mass., to three Super Bowls and four league championships ... Was named to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette Super Team and Defensive MVP, as well as the Central Mass Division I Defensive MVP after his final season ... Finished his career with 298 total tackles, 136 solo and 162 assisted ... Tallied 58 solo tackles and 48 assisted stops for a total of 106 takedowns as a senior ... Caught nine passes for 217 yards and scored three touchdowns as a tight end.

Personal: Brandon M. Potvin ... Born March 26, 1991 ... Son of Brent and Angel Potvin ... Majoring in Kinesiology.

Getting To Know Brandon
1. What was it like playing youth and/or high school football in your home town?
It was a great experience that made me into the player that I am today.

2. What is your favorite memory growing up in your hometown?
Playing in front of my family and friends every week.

3. What is it like playing college football?
It's a dream come true to be able to continue to play the game that I love.

4. What were your thoughts when you learned that the rivalry, dubbed the Colonial Clash, would move to Gillette Stadium?
Very excited to experience playing on a pro field.

5. What advice would you give young players who have aspirations of playing college football?
If you love it, stick with it.

6. What do you enjoy the most of your college experience?
Playing with new teammates and great competition.

7. What do you plan to do upon graduating from college?
Step into the real world, get a job I love and raise a family; all that good stuff.

TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2010 11 6 17 23 1.5 0 0 0 0
2011 11 18 18 36 4.5 1 0 0 0
2012 12 2 8 10 1.0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 34 26 43 69 7.0 1 0 0 0


SACKS g ua a total yards
2010 11 1 0 1.0 5
2011 11 1 0 1.0 11
2012 12 1 0 1.0 7
TOTAL 34 3 0 3.0 23


SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Tackles: 8, Central Connecticut, 10/8/11 (5-3)
Sacks: 1.0, at Stony Brook, 9/25/10 (1-0); at Holy Cross, 9/1/11 (1-0); Buffalo, 11/17/12 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, six times, last vs. Buffalo, 11/17/12
Pass breakups: 1, at Holy Cross, 9/1/11

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