Will compete for playing time as a backup along the UMass defensive front.
1999: Backup to Paul Bolden at one defensive tackle spot ? Played in seven games on the season ? Had 10 tackles on the year, including three sacks ? Had a sack for three yards against Connecticut ? Made a pair of tackles in the victory at Richmond ? Recorded a sack for seven yards at Maine ? Had a career-high four tackles against Northeastern, including a sack for 10 yards ? Made one unassisted tackle against New Hampshire ? Also played against Hofstra and Rhode Island.
Before UMass: A transfer from Cerritos (Calif.) Junior College, where he played for coach Frank Mazzota ? Previously played for coach Joe Canales at Cantwell (Calif.) Sacred Heart of Mary ? Served as team captain as a senior, in addition to being named the team?s Defensive Player of the Year ? Two-time All-League selection ? Earned All-California Interscholastic Federation honors.
Personal: Full name is Michael A. Cirullo ? Son of Amalia Jaen-Castaneda and Raymond Cirullo ? Born March 8, 1978 in Los Angeles, Calif. ? Majoring in Sociology.
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