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21   Eric Dickson
Eric Dickson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Southbridge, Mass.

High School:
St. John's H.S.

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205

Position:
DB/LB

Birthdate:
03/04/1987


03/04/2009

2008 Eric Dickson Photo Gallery

2008 Eric Dickson Photo Gallery

11/04/2006

No. 3 UMass Holds Off No. 9 New Hampshire Second-Half Rally

No. 3 UMass Holds Off No. 9 New Hampshire Second-Half Rally

On Dickson: Versatile four-year player who will see time as an outside linebacker and in the secondary ... Saw most time in the spring at WILL ... Worked as a back-up defensive back last season and was an excellent blitzer off the edge ... Will continue to be a package player in the secondary ... An in-state player who has good skills... Good team player ... From one of the top high school teams, St. John's which won the Division I Super Bowl in 2004.

As a redshirt senior in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
• Senior who has been moved to linebacker after two seasons in the secondary. Starting at WILL this season
• Started last 10 games at WILL. Second on team with 95 tackles (9.5 tackles per game) along with a sack and 7.0 TFLs, five pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries.
• Ranks sixth in the CAA in tackles per game at 9.5.
• Racked up 42 tackles over three games (10/17-10/31).
• Piled up 14 tackles in final college game at Hofstra (11/21) with eight solo stops.
• On Senior Day vs. James Madison (11/14), made six tackles, including a TFL and recovered a key fumble.
• Five tackles in win over Northeastern (11/7).
• Third game in a row with 10-plus tackles, stopping 14 at Maine (10/31) along with a TFL and two break-ups.
• Second straight game with double-figure tackles with 10 at #1 Richmond (10/24) including 1.5 TFLs. Made 100th career tackle.
• Career-high 18 tackles in upset win over #4 New Hampshire (10/17). First-career double-figure game.
• Seven tackles with two TFLs and fumble recovery at Delaware (10/10).
• Five tackles and a pass break-ups vs. Stony Brook (9/26).
• Tied for team-lead with seven tackles in win vs. Rhode Island (9/19).
• Returned to action with team-best nine tackles including a 7-yard sack vs. Albany (9/12).
• Sat out opener at Kansas State (9/5).

As a redshirt junior in 2008: Played in all 12 games during the season ... Recorded 31 tackles with two forced fumbles, 1.5 TFLs, a sack and pass break-up ... Five tackles against Hofstra (11/22) in finale ... Totaled five tackles at Maine (11/8) ... Sacked quarterback at Rhode Island (11/1) for a loss of ten yards ... Two stops and 0.5 TFL at Northeastern (10/11) ... Career-high six tackles against Richmond (10/18) ... Four tackles against Delaware (10/4) ... A tackle and pass break-up at Holy Cross (9/6).

As a redshirt sophomore in 2007: Played in nine of 13 games, missing four due to an injury early in the season ... Special teams contributor with six tackles, five assisted ... Recovered a fumble at Colgate (9/8) on punt coverage which led to UMass' opening touchdown ... Two tackles against Fordham (11/24) in NCAA First Round ... Single tackles at Rhode Island (11/3) and Towson (9/15) ... Opened year with two stops against Holy Cross (9/1).

As a redshirt freshman in 2006: Played in 13 of 15 games on special teams ... Made 14 tackles, including four solo and 10 assisted stops ... Made a stop in the NCAA Final vs. Appalachian State (12/15) ... Two tackles in NCAA Semifinal at Montana (12/8) ... In on a stop against New Hampshire (12/2) in NCAA Quarterfinal ... Solo tackle against Maine (11/11) ... Two tackles vs. #9 New Hampshire (11/4) in regular-season game, vs. Rhode Island (10/21) and Colgate (9/2) in the opener.

As a freshman in 2005: Redshirt season.

Before UMass: Played at St. John's High School in Shrewsbury, Mass. under Coach John Anderoli'... Played both quarterback and cornerback as a senior as part of the Division I Super Bowl Champions ... Named Division I Super Bowl MVP and Red Zone Player of the Year ... Threw for 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns along with 500 rushing yards and six touchdowns ... Honored as the Division I Offensive MVP ... Played for the T&G Super Team ... At quarterback as a junior, threw for 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Also ran for 300 yards and three touchdowns as he was named the Team Offensive MVP ... Named an All-Central Mass All-Star and member of All-Conference team as a junior and senior.

Personal: Eric William Dickson ... Born March 4, 1987 in Southbridge, Mass. ... Son of William Dickson and Carrie Chambers ... Brother of Nicole ... Majoring in Sociology.

Career Statistics (Defense)

YEAR    GP/GS   UT      AT      TT      Sacks   TFL     Int     FR
2006    13/0    4       10      14      0-0     0-0     0-0     0
2007    9/0     1       5       6       0-0     0-0     0-0     1
2008    12/0    11      20      31      1-10    1.5-11  0-0     0
2009	10/10	34	61	95	1-7	7-21	0-0	5
Totals	44/10	50	96	146	2-17	8.5-32	0-0	6

Career Highs

Tackles: 18 vs. New Hampshire (10/17/09)
Forced Rec.: 1 at Colgate (9/8/07) & at Delaware (10/10/09)
10-Tackle Games: 4, last at Hofstra (11/21/09)

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