Buck Buchanan Award candidate Returning All-American, who will be one of the nations most dominant defensive players in 2003 Will be in his third season as a starting linebacker for the Minutemen Physical player with a good combination of size and speed Ranks ninth all-time at UMass in career solo tackles with 179 Has played in 32 career games, starting 21 times.
2002: One of UMass starting outside linebackers Also served as the long snapper on punts Earned second team All-America honors from Don Hansens National Weekly Football Gazette A second team All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection Named UMass Outstanding Defensive Player Played in all 12 games on the season, starting every time Led the team with 133 total tackles on the year, including 97 solo stops Recorded a team-best 18 tackles for loss (for 72 yards), while ranking second on the squad with seven sacks (for 43 yards) Also had two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, three pass breakups, a blocked field goal and six quarterback hurries Reached double-figures in tackles eight times, while leading the team in tackles three times Ranked fifth on the UMass single season list for solo tackles (97) Two-time Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Week selection, following victories over Maine and AIC Made eight tackles in the win over Maine, with two sacks and a blocked field goal Totaled a team-high nine tackles against AIC, with three sacks, five tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries Had 11 tackles in the victory at Rhode Island, with two tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries Recorded 10 total tackles against Hofstra Made 15 total tackles at New Hampshire, with one tackle for loss Had 10 solo tackles and one sack in the victory over Delaware Totaled 12 tackles in the win at James Madison, with a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry Recorded 13 total tackles in the victory over Villanova, with a tackle for loss, a pass breakup and two quarterback hurries Totaled nine tackles, including one tackle for loss, in the victory at Richmond Had a team-high 12 tackles at North Carolina State, with two tackles for loss, two pass breakups and a forced fumble Recorded eight tackles at Northeastern, with one tackle for loss Led the team with 16 total tackles against Central Connecticut, with two tackles for loss and one sack.
2001: Played in nine games on the season, starting eight times Earned Academic All-Atlantic 10 honors Served as the long snapper on punts, in addition to playing linebacker Ranked third on the team with 78 total tackles, including 58 solo stops, despite missing a good deal of time due to injury Sat out the Marshall and Delaware games due to injury, while playing less than two quarters against William & Mary and only four downs at Hofstra Made a career-high 17 total tackles, with 12 solo stops, against Richmond in the season finale Had 10 tackles in the victory over Rhode Island, with a sack and three tackles for loss Totaled six tackles at Maine Recorded nine total tackles and a quarterback hurry in the win over Northeastern Made five tackles at Villanova Had nine tackles, a sack, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry in victory over James Madison Recorded a team-high 14 tackles against New Hampshire, including a sack and five tackles for loss Had seven tackles and a sack in less than two quarters of action against William & Mary in the season opener.
2000: Named to the Academic All-Atlantic 10 team Saw action in every game at linebacker, starting once Also served as the long snapper on punts Totaled 45 tackles on the season, with two fumble recoveries Earned his first career start at Rhode Island, making four tackles and recovering a fumble Made a season-high eight tackles against Delaware Totaled three tackles against Villanova Made four tackles at New Hampshire Had three tackles against AIC Made three tackles in the win over Maine Had four tackles at Northeastern Made five tackles against Hofstra Totaled five tackles against New Haven, with a fumble recovery and a pass breakup Made four tackles at Richmond Totaled two tackles and a forced fumble against William & Mary Named preseason Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year by Street & Smiths Named to the Athletic Directors Honor Roll in the spring semester.
1999: Redshirted Named to the Athletic Directors Honor Roll in the spring semester.
Before UMass: Played for coach George Smith at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Totaled 101 tackles, six sacks, three blocked punts and two fumble recoveries during his senior season Also rushed for a touchdown Earned third team All-State honors, while leading his team to the Flordia state playoffs Named first team All-Broward County Transferred to St. Thomas Aquinas prior to his senior season, from Taravella High School in Coral Springs, Fla. Had 103 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, six fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and one interception during his junior season at Taravella Rushed for 800 yards and caught 15 passes for 200 yards as a junior, while totaling four touchdowns Also lettered in basketball at Taravella.
Personal: Full name is Jeremy Robert Cain Son of Bryna and Robert Cain Born March 24, 1980, in Boynton Beach, Fla. Uncles, John and Ron, both played football at the University of Kentucky, and Ron also played for the Denver Broncos Attended the same high school as UMass senior linebacker Mike Ziccardi and redshirt freshman tailback Justin Montgomery Majoring in Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Administration.
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