All-Atlantic 10 Conference candidate Two-year starter at fullback Made the move from linebacker to fullback during the spring of 1999 Strong special teams performer Has played in 34 career games, starting 10 times.
2000: Played in 10 games at fullback, starting seven times Ranked second among UMass running backs with 20 receptions for 295 yards and two touchdowns Led the team with four receptions for 70 yards at Rhode Island Caught a team-high five passes for 64 yards and a touchdown against Delaware Made a team-high three receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown in the victory over Villanova Had one catch for 25 yards at New Hampshire Caught two passes for nine yards against AIC Made two receptions for 36 yards in the win over Maine Made one tackle on special teams against Hofstra Caught two passes for 53 yards against William & Mary, including a career-long 49-yard reception Named to the Athletic Directors Honor Roll in the spring semester.
1999: The top fullback for the Minutemen Played in nine games on the season, starting three times Missed the Maine, Delaware, Rhode Island and Richmond games with a sprained ankle Had 23 receptions for 239 yards on the season Caught the first touchdown pass of his collegiate career at Georgia Southern in the NCAA quarterfinals, while also setting a career-high with 84 receiving yards and tying a career-high with five catches Had a career-high five receptions for 35 yards in NCAA first-round victory at Furman Caught four passes for 27 yards in the victory over Connecticut Had three receptions for 36 yards at William & Mary Caught a pass for three yards against Northeastern Had one reception for 10 yards at Toledo Made two receptions for 19 yards at Villanova Caught two passes for 25 yards against New Hampshire in the season opener.
1998: Second string linebacker Played in all 15 games on the season, with the majority of his action coming on special teams Recorded 31 tackles on the year, including 22 solo stops Totaled three tackles against Georgia Southern in the NCAA championship game Made three solo tackles in NCAA semifinal victory at Northwestern State (La.) Totaled four solo tackles against Maine Made three tackles against Villanova Had six tackles in the Hofstra game, three unassisted Made three tackles against Buffalo Named to the Athletic Directors Honor Roll in the spring semester.
Before UMass: Played for Ron Santavicca at Yorktown High School Played both running back and safety for Yorktown Had 1,382 yards on 197 carries with 22 touchdowns, while also posting six interceptions during his senior season Set the New York state record for most interceptions returned for a touchdown with five as a senior First team All-State choice in his senior campaign Named Westchester County Defensive Player of the Year and League IA Most Valuable Back as a senior Two-time All-Section I pick Two-time team captain Three-time All-League IA and All-Westchester County choice Had 19 career interceptions, returning seven for touchdowns Recorded 2,048 yards rushing and 39 touchdowns in his prep career Set school records for most yards rushing in a single season (1,382) and most career interceptions (19).
Personal: Full name is Peter Blaise Cariello Son of Richard and Elaine Cariello Born December 20, 1978, in New York, N.Y. Majoring in Legal Studies.
Cariello's Receiving Statistics
Cariellos Career Highs
Receptions 5 vs. Furman, 11/27/99 5 vs. Georgia Southern, 12/4/99 5 vs. Delaware, 11/11/00 Receving Yards 84 vs. Georgia Southern, 12/4/99 Touchdowns Receiving 1 vs. Georgia Southern, 12/4/99 1 vs. Villanova, 11/4/00 1 vs. Delaware, 11/11/00 Longest Reception 49 vs. William & Mary, 8/31/00 All-Purpose Yards 98 vs. Georgia Southern, 12/4/99