On Calicchio: Team Captain ... All-American candidate on the offensive line ... Preseason CAA All-Conference selection ... Leader of the O-Line ... Missed much of spring football with a shoulder injury ... Returned to full-time starting action in 2007 after missing most of 2006 with a broken arm ... Started at right tackle last season, but could be used at center as a senior ... Can play all positions on the offensive line ... Versatile player who is an imposing lineman ... Great strength and physicality ... Roommate and great friend of quarterback Liam Coen.
As a redshirt senior in 2008: Earned third-team All-Conference honors in 2008 ... Team captain in 2008 ... 2008 CAA Preseason first team ... Senior captain who has moved to center as a senior. Snapping ball to his best friend and roommate Liam Coen ... Started 11 of 12 games this season, at three different positions: seven at center, three at right guard and one at right tackles ... UMass allowed only three sacks with him on field this year ... Part of offensive line that has allowed just six sacks, the fewest in the CAA (0.5 per game) and second in the NCAA ... UMass allowed ZERO sacks in final five games of the season ... Offense has five games of more than 400 yards of total offense including season-best 593 yards vs. Bryant (10/25) ... Part of Tony Nelson's six 100-yard games this season including career-best 204 vs. Hofstra (11/22) ... After first seven starts at center, started two games at right guard at Rhode Island (11/1) and Maine (11/8). Then started at right tackles at #13 New Hampshire (11/15) ... Returned to start in win over #16 Delaware (10/4). No sacks allowed for the third game this season ... Suffered a right ankle injury at #7 James Madison (9/13) and missed most of the game ... Helped offense to 468 yards of offense including 395 passing in win at Holy Cross (9/6), not allowing any sacks ... Started at left tackle in opener vs. Albany (8/30) as Tony Nelson gained 171 yards on the ground.
As a redshirt junior in 2007: CAA Second-Team Offensive Lineman ... Starter at right tackle, playing all 13 games ... Aided UMass' line in allowing just 17 sacks in 13 games of 2007 ... Tailback Matt Lawrence gained more than 100 yards in 10 of 13 games ... UMass allowed just one sack in four weeks from Nov. 3-24 ... Part of the offensive line which did not allow a sack as UMass piled up 649 yards of total offense (second in school history) in NCAA First Round win over Fordham (11/24).
As a redshirt sophomore in 2006: Played in last three games all in NCAA Tournament, after missing 11 weeks with a broken arm ... Saw action in four total games in 2006 ... Made return after 11 weeks out with broken arm against #9 New Hampshire (12/2) in NCAA Quarterfinals at right tackle ... Was injured in season opener vs. Colgate (9/2) and missed 11 games in a row.
2006 Track & Field: Placed second in the shot put (51' 04.25") at the A-10 Championships (2/18) ... Now places fourth all-time in UMass history for longest shot put throw (52' 11.50") ... Placed fifth in the shotput (52' 11.50") at the Boston University Valentine Invitational (2/11) ... Won the shot put (49' 5.75'') at the Rhode Island Mega Meet (2/4).
As a redshirt freshman in 2005: In his first year of action, started nine of 11 games at right tackle after injuries were suffered by seniors O.J. McBride and Colin Stoetzel ... Part of a line that allowed 11 sacks on the season in 11 games (1.0 per game), one every 32 pass attempts in 2005 ... Helped the offensive line to six games with more than 100 rushing yards including five 100-yard games by Steve Baylark ... Aided Steve Baylark's three consecutive 100-yard games at Maine (10/22), vs. New Hampshire (10/29) and at Delaware (11/5) ... Helped line to lead Steve Baylark to career-high 198 yards at Maine (10/22) ... Started vs. Northeastern (10/8) for third time helping UMass to 164 rushing yards ... Made first career start in first career game at Richmond (9/1), aiding line which did not allow a sack and helped Steve Baylark to 124 rushing yards.
2005 Track & Field: Second-Team All-Atlantic 10 in the indoor shot put ... Top shot put specialist for the Minutemen during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Took second place at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships (2/19) with his season-best throw of 51-feet, 6.50 inches ... Finished seventh at the New England Indoor Championships and 11th in the Outdoor Championships ... Also competed in the IC4A Indoor Championships.
As a freshman in 2004: Offensive lineman redshirted the 2004 campaign.
Before UMass: Played football for Coach Dominic Laurendi at Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... Played in the AAA Playoffs and competed in the Outback Steakhouse Bowl ... A first-team All-League, All-Brooklyn, All-City and All-Borough selection ... Also a member of the track and field team at Xaverian ... Ranked first in New York and 10th in the nation in the shot put ... Holds school records in both the shot put (60') and the discus (185').
Personal: Sean C. Calicchio ... Born July 15, 1985 in New York ... Son of Anthony and Angela Calicchio ... Brother of Anthony, Jason, Vincent, Justin, Michael, and Lenore ... Majoring in Sociology.
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