34   Matt Carini
Matt Carini

RS Senior

Franklin, Mass.

High School:

Last College:
New Hampshire

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 200




Carini & Cox Earn MAC All-Academic Honorable Mention Honors

Duo each posted over 3.20 grade point averages

As a redshirt sophomore in 2012: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in 11 games, mainly on special teams ... Recorded six tackles (3-3) on the year and forced one fumble ... First stop of the season came at Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 22 ... Added assisted tackles against Bowling Green (10/20) and Buffalo (11/17) ... Made a solo takedown each at Vanderbilt (10/27), at Akron (11/10) and against Central Michigan (11/23) ... Also earned a forced fumble at Akron to help UMass to its first victory as an FBS program.

As a redshirt freshman in 2011: Did not play ... Was a member of the practice squad.

As a freshman at New Hampshire (2010): Redshirted season to enter 2011 with four years of eligibility remaining... Received Colonial Athletic Conference Commissioner's Academic Award.

Before UMass: Played at Franklin High School for coach Brad Sidwell ... All-scholastic running back rushed for 1,481 yards and 15 touchdowns on 199 carries in leading the Panthers to the Hockomock League Title ... Also grabbed five passes for 70 yards and one touchdown ... Rushed for 3,047 yards and 33 TDs in career ... Tallied 35 receptions for 349 yards and a trio of touchdowns during his scholastic playing days ... On defense, racked up 230 career tackles ... An honor roll student, Carini concluded his high school career with 3,047 rushing yards and 37 touchdowns ... Was a member of the Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-State Teams as a senior in 2009 ... Earned Metrowest Daily News All-Star honors and Hockomock All-Star accolades during his junior and senior campaigns ... Named team MVP in junior and senior seasons ... Also lettered in wrestling (four years) and basketball (three years) at Franklin High School.

Personal: Matthew Christopher Carini ... Born on Oct. 11, 1991 in Boston, Mass. ... Son of Francis and Christine Carini.

2012 11 3 3 6 0.0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 11 3 3 6 0.0 0 1 0 0

Tackles: 1, 6 times, last vs. Central Michigan, 11/23/12
Fumbles forced: 1, at Akron, 11/10/12

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