Minutemen to honor first-ever FBS Senior Class prior to kick-off at Gillette Stadium.
UMass looks to keep building momentum following win at Akron
Minutemen and Zips each looking for first MAC win.
Minutemen and Huskies kick-off at 3:30 PM EST (2:30 PM CST)
Saturday's game to be televised on Fox Sports Net and NESN
As a redshirt senior in 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics
As a redshirt junior in 2012: Game-By-Game Statistics
As a redshirt sophomore in 2011: Game-By-Game Statistics
As a redshirt freshman in 2010: Game-By-Game Statistics
As a freshman in 2009: Redshirted the season and worked with scout team ... Entered 2010 with four years of eligibility remaining
Before UMass: A three-year letterwinner and senior captain at Natick High School for coach Tim Lamb ... Led the state in sacks as a junior and senior ... Earned first team All-League, Boston Herald All-Scholastic and Metrowest Daily News All-Scholastic honors as a senior ... Named team co-MVP along with brother Tim, after their senior seasons ... During his career he notched 239 tackles, 34 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, nine touchdowns, five interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns, and three blocked punts ... Was a member and senior captain of the indoor and outdoor track teams ... Named a first team All-Star in both indoor and outdoor track ... Holds the state record in the long jump for indoor track.
Personal: Thomas James Brandt ... Born Oct. 10, 1990 to James and Linda Brandt in Natick, Mass. ... Has a twin brother Tim, who will also play football at UMass, and two older brothers, Rob and Rich, who are also college football players ... Currently undecided in his major.
Getting To Know Tom
2. What is your favorite memory growing up in your hometown?
3. What is it like playing college football?
4. What were your thoughts when you learned that the rivalry, dubbed the Colonial Clash, would move to Gillette Stadium?
5. What advice would you give young players who have aspirations of playing college football?
6. What do you enjoy the most of your college experience?
7. What do you plan to do upon graduating from college?
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