On Cefalo: Solid team contributor as a special teams guy ... Also plays back-up fullback and could see more time as a senior ... Has given a lot of UMass football, playing all over the field on defense, offense and special teams in his five years ... Began college career as a linebacker ... Great student, who has been honored for achievement in classroom.
As a redshirt senior in 2008: Saw action in nine games this season.
As a redshirt junior in 2007: Saw action in 10 games as a back-up fullback and special teams player ... Honored with Team's Academic Achievement Award ... Made four tackles on special teams ... Single tackles against Hofstra (11/17) and New Hampshire (11/10) ... Made two stops on special teams at Colgate (9/8) ... Also caught a kickoff return for zero yards at Colgate.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2006: Played in four games as a fullback and on special teams ... Had first-career carry for four yards against William & Mary (10/7).
As a redshirt freshman in 2005: Did not see any game action, but worked hard on the scout team as a linebacker.
As a freshman in 2004: Redshirted.
Before UMass: Four-year middle linebacker for Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, N.J., under the guidance of Head Coach Tom Falato ... Posted 217 career tackles (146 solo), six interceptions, eight forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries ... Team captain as a senior ... Had 122 tackles as a senior to go with two interceptions, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries leading the Red Devils to the 2003 New Jersey State Championship title ... A two-time Star Ledger Second-Team All-State, First-Team All-Mountain Valley Conference and All-Somerset County selection..
Personal: Christopher Mark Cefalo ... Born January 6, 1986 in Morristown, N.J. ... Son of Andrew and Robin Cefalo ... Brother of Andrew and Nick ... His father played football at William Penn (Iowa) and at Montclair State ... Enrolled in the School of Management, majoring in Finance.
Career Statistics (Rushing) Year GP/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg. 2006 4/0 1 4 4.0 0 4 2007 10/0 0 0 0.0 0 0 Totals 14/0 1 4 4.0 0 4
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