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54   Darnel DeLaire
Darnel DeLaire

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Bloomfield, Conn.

High School:
Bloomfield H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 238

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
02/18/1986


03/04/2009

2008 Darnel DeLaire Photo Gallery

2008 Darnel DeLaire Photo Gallery

On DeLaire: Emerged as a starting defensive end coming out of spring football ... Worked as a back-up for the last two years and is ready for his opportunity as a senior ... Has great tenacity and speed which hopefully will translate to excellent pass rushing according to Coach Brown ... Continues to improve as he has tremendous physical ability ... Has put on more than 20 pounds since true freshman season ... Continues to get bigger, stronger and faster.

As a senior in 2008: Played and started in all 12 games, making 46 total tackles ... Made seven tackles, three solo, and recovered a fumble against Hofstra (11/22) ... Made four tackles at New Hampshire (11/15) ... Had five tackles against Maine (11/8) ... Made three tackles at Rhode Island (11/1) ... Had three assisted tackles and recovered a fumble against Bryant (10/25) ... Made two tackles against Richmond (10/18) ... Had four tackles, three solo, at Northeastern (10/11) ... Made four assisted tackles against Delaware (10/4) ... Had three solo tackles at Texas Tech (9/20) ... Made four tackles at James Madison (9/13) ... Had three solo tackles at Holy Cross (9/6) ... Made four tackles and had one sack against Albany (8/30).

As a redshirt junior in 2007: Saw action in all 13 games as a back-up on the defense line ... Racked up 21 total tackles, 13 solo and eight assisted ... Had 3.5 TFLs for 20 yards including two sacks for 18 yards ... Also forced a fumble ... Had at least one tackle in 12 of 13 games ... Finished year with three stops at Southern Illinois (12/1) in NCAA Quarterfinal ... Two tackles against Fordham (11/24) in NCAA First Round ... Two tackles with a TFL against New Hampshire (11/10) ... Forced a fumble in the monsoon at Rhode Island (11/3), also had a tackle ... Two stops in three games in a row at William & Mary (10/27), Northeastern (10/20) and Villanova (10/13) ... Had a sack for 10 yards at Boston College (9/29) ... Two stops at Maine (9/29) ... First-career solo sack at Colgate (9/8) for eight yards as he made two tackles ... Solo stop vs. Holy Cross (9/1).

As a redshirt sophomore in 2006: Played in 11 of 15 games as a reserve on the defensive line ... Started regular-season finale against Hofstra (11/18) ... Made 12 total tackles ... Racked up 2.5 TFLs for 10 yards and a half-sack in his most extensive playing time of his career ... Made a tackle in the NCAA Final vs. Appalachian State (12/15) ... Subbing for an injured John Hatchell, drew first-career start vs. Hofstra (11/18) and made two tackles including a half-sack for three yards ... Had single tackles against Maine (11/11) and New Hampshire (11/4) ... Made two stops including a TFL for six yards vs. Rhode Island (10/21) ... Two tackles in late action at Towson (10/14) ... In most playing time vs. Stony Brook (9/23), made career-high three tackles including first-career TFL for one yard.

As a redshirt freshman in 2005: Played in one game vs. Albany (9/17) and made first-career tackle.

As a freshman in 2004: Redshirted.

Before UMass: Played for Coach Bob Gibson at Bloomfield High School ... Saw most of his time as a defensive end during his senior season, recording 22 sacks ... Earned All-State honors ... Named an All-Star selection by the New Haven Register.

Personal: Darnel Donavon DeLaire ... Born Feb. 18, 1986 in Hartford, Conn. ... Son of Florence DeLaire and Rohan Thomas ... Brother of Shemika and Claudia ... Majoring in Hotel Management.

CAREER STATISTICS (Defense)
Year	GP	UT	AT	TT	Sacks	TFL	Int	FF
2005	1/0	1	0	1	0-0	0-0	0-0	0
2006	11/1	5	7	12	0.5-3	2.5-10	0-0	0
2007	13/0	13	8	21	2.0-18	3.5-20	0-0	1
2008	12/12	18	28	46	1-5	4-10	0-0	0
Totals	36/12	38	43	81	3.5-26	9-40	0-0	1

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 5 vs. Maine (11/8/08) Sacks: 1 three times, last vs. Albany (8/30/08)

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