Buck Buchanan Award candidate ? Returning All-American, who will be one of the nation?s 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 Hansen?s 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 & Smith?s ? Named to the Athletic Director?s Honor Roll in the spring semester.
1999: Redshirted ? Named to the Athletic Director?s 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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