39   James Carven
James Carven

RS Senior

Hanover, Mass.

High School:
Hanover H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205





2009 UMass Football vs. URI Photos by Thom Kendall

Career Honors

  • 2010 Team Most Improved Defensive Player

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    On Carven: In-state product, who saw his most playing time last season playing on special teams and as a back-up in the secondary ... Continues to gain experience as a safety ... Has made great improvement since coming to college ... Played both quarterback and defensive back in high school, where he had a decorated career ... Gifted athlete, who played three sports in high school ... Brother Billy Carven is the head coach at Nichols College, who coached with former UMass coach Don Brown at Plymouth State in the 90s.

    As a redshirt senior in 2010 (As of Nov. 20):Game-By-Game Statistics
    • Fifth-year senior, is seeing the most time of his career in packages on defense.
    • Played in all 11 games, making 35 tackles (17 solo) and broke up two passes.
    • Had seven tackles (five solo) against Rhode Island (11/20)
    • Started for first time on Senior Day and racked up five tackles vs. #2 Delaware (11/13).
    • Two unassisted tackles against Maine (11/6). • Four stops at #15 James Madison (10/30).
    • Career-high eight tackles vs. #10 New Hampshire (10/23) in Colonial Clash, played at Gillette Stadium.
    • Two stops vs. #20 Richmond (10/16) and at #20 Michigan (9/18).
    • Recovered on-sides kick in win over Holy Cross (9/11).
    • Three tackles in win over #4 William & Mary (9/4).
    • Brother Billy Carven is the head coach at Nichols College, who coached with former UMass coach Don Brown at Plymouth State in the 90s.

    As a redshirt junior in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
    Played in eight games, the first four and the final four games... Made eight total tackles ... Single tackles at Hofstra (11/21) and vs. James Madison (11/14) ... First-career interception along with career-high four tackles vs. Northeastern (11/7) ... Forced a fumbled and made two tackles vs. Albany (9/12)..

    As a redshirt sophomore in 2008: Played in 10 games over the course of the season mostly on special teams. ... Made three tackles on the year, one each versus Richmond (10/18), URI (11/1), and Hofstra (11/22).

    As a redshirt freshman in 2007: Shared Outstanding Defensive Scout Team Award with Anthony Monette ... Did not play in any games ... Key member of scout team.

    As a freshman in 2006: Redshirt season ... Member of the scout team.

    Before UMass: Lettered at Hanover High School ... Named to the Boston Herald's Dandy Dozen, as one of the Top 12 players in the state as a senior ... Starred as a quarterback and defensive back ... Named All-Scholastic by the Brockton Enterprise, Patriot Ledger and Hanover Mariner ... Earned All-Patriot League honors as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Threw for more than 1,200 yards as a senior and scored 20 touchdowns including 10 passing TDs ... Also rushed for more than 1,000 yards ... Named Team MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Earned numerous weekly honors as the Player of the Week from the Boston Globe, Patriot Ledger, Boston Herald and Brockton Enterprise ... Named MVP of Hanover's Thanksgiving Day game as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Alll-Conference selection in both baseball and basketball in addition to football honors.

    Personal: James Walter Carven ... Born March 1, 1988 in Weymouth, Mass. ... Son of William & Mary Carven ... Brother of Bill, Christopher and Michael ... Brother Bill is the head coach at Nichols College and was wide receivers coach at Plymouth State in 1995 where UMass coach Don Brown was the head coach ... Bill and Michael played football at Nichols while Chris was a football player at Rochester ... Majoring in Political Science.

    Career Statistics (Defense)

    Year	GP/GS	UT	AT	TT	Sacks	TFL	Int	PBU
    2008	10/0	1	2	3	0-0	0-0	0-0     0
    2009	8/0	7	1	8	0-0	1-0	0-0     0
    2010	11/2	17	18	35	0-0	0.5-1	0	2
    Totals	29/2	25	21	46	0-0	1.5-1	0	2

    Career Highs

    Tackles: 8 vs. New Hampshire (10/23/10)
    Interceptions: 1 vs. Northeastern (11/7/09)
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