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 Director?s 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 Director?s 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
Cariello?s 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