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
As a redshirt junior in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
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
Tackles: 8 vs. New Hampshire (10/23/10) Interceptions: 1 vs. Northeastern (11/7/09)