25   Joe Colton
Joe  Colton


Norwood, Mass.

High School:
Xaverian Brothers/Avon Old Farms

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 196



UMass Football Stifles Florida International In 24-14 Win

Minuteman defense limits FIU to 188 yards of offense, Sharpe resets single-game receptions record at 15


Massachusetts Football Falters At No. 6 Notre Dame

UMass ground attack not enough to offset nationally-ranked Irish offense in 62-27 loss.


UMass Football Postgame Notes at No. 6 Notre Dame


Team UMass To Face Team Minutemen In Spring Game

Rosters are set for tomorrow night's spring practice finale


Program Record Seven Minutemen Earn MAC All-Academic Honors

The total marks a program record as a member of the Mid-American Conference.



FB vs. BOWLING GREEN Photos by Thom Kendall '93


FB vs. BC

FB vs. BC Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FB PRACTICE-DAY 1 Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FB VS. VANDERBILT Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FB VS. MAINE Photos by Thom Kendall'93

As A Senior In 2015: Game-By-Game Statistics

As A Junior In 2014: Game-By-Game Statistics
MAC All-Academic Team ... Finished the year third among Minutemen with 98 tackles (43-55) and 7.0 TFLs for 17 yards lost ... Broke up four passes and had one sack ... Eclipsed his previous career high when he made 13 tackles (4-9), including a three-yard TFL, against Boston College (8/30) ... Also broke up one pass when he started at safety and fielded a kickoff for 15 yards on special teams against the Eagles ... Started at safety and earned nine tackles, including three solo stops, against Colorado (9/6) ... Made a dozen takedowns (6-6) at Vanderbilt (9/13), with 2.5 of them being TFLs and one going for a three-yard sack ... Had 12 stops (3-9) and a pass breakup in the secondary against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Broke up a pass and made six tackles (3-3) at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Totaled seven stops (2-5), including 1.5 TFLs, during the victory at Kent State (10/11) ... Notched seven tackles, including an assisted-TFL, in the win over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Tallied eight stops (5-3), including a TFL, at Toledo (10/25) ... Earned eight tackles (3-5) in the win over Ball State (11/12) ... Had six tackles (5-1), including the 200th of his career, with a pass breakup at Akron (11/18) ... Capped his junior year with nine takedowns (5-4) against Buffalo (11/28).

As A Sophomore In 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics
Started in nine of 10 games played during the year ... Recorded 65 total tackles, good for fourth-most on the team ... Had 3.5 tackles for a total loss of six yards ... Recorded one sack for a loss of two yards ... Added three pass breakups ... Returned nine kickoffs for 175 yards ... Finished with four tackles (3-1), including the 50th of his collegiate career, a TFL going for one yard and one pass breakup at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Recorded his third career double-digit tackle performance with 11 stops (6-5) against Maine (9/7) during the home-opener ... Added nine stops (7-2) with a two-yard sack at Kansas State (9/14) ... Tallied a pair of assisted tackles against Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Did not play at Bowling Green (10/5) or against Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 due to injury ... Returned to the lineup at Buffalo (10/19) and earned five stops (1-4) ... Made six tackles and broke up a pass against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Provided nine stops (5-4) as a starting safety against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2) ... Notched eight tackles (4-4) against Akron (11/16).

As A Freshman In 2012: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in 11 games, starting two ... Recorded 49 tackles (27-22), two pass breakups and one interception ... Also contributed with two forced fumbles and a blocked kick ... Produced five games with at least five tackles, including two with 10 or more ... Totaled one solo tackle at Connecticut (8/30) in his first appearance with the Minutemen ... Notched six stops (4-2) against Indiana (9/8) ... Produced his first double-digit tackle performance against Ohio (9/29), with a single-game career-high 12 stops (7-5) and his first collegiate pass break up ... Had 10 takedowns (5-5) and forced a fumble at Northern Illinois (11/3) ... Recorded three tackles (2-1) and forced a fumble at Vanderbilt (10/27) ... Nabbed an interception and blocked punt at Akron (11/10), to go with five tackles (1-4) in helping UMass to its first victory as an FBS program ... Totaled five stops (2-3) against Buffalo (11/17).

Career Highs & Miscellaneous Statistics
Tackles: 13 (4-9), vs. Boston College (8/30/14)
TFLs: 2.5 (2-1), at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Sacks: 1.0 (1-0), twice, last at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Interceptions: 1, at Akron (11/10/12)
Interception Return Yards: 16, at Akron (11/10/12)
Pass Breakups: 1, 9x, last at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
Fumbles Forced: 1, twice, last at Northern Illinois (11/3/12)
Blocked Punts: 1, at Akron (11/10/12)
10+ Tackle Games: 6, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)



    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Oct 10
    at Bowling Green 2:00 PM listen
    Saturday, Oct 17
    vs Kent State 3:30 PM gametracker listen
    Saturday, Oct 24
    vs Toledo TBA gametracker listen
    Saturday, Oct 31
    at Ball State TBA listen
    Saturday, Nov 7
    vs Akron TBA gametracker listen
    Saturday, Nov 14
    at Eastern Michigan TBA listen
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