Cox becomes first Minuteman since Vladimir Ducasse to be picked in NFL Draft
2008 Vladimir Ducasse Photo Gallery
Ducasse Selected By New York Jets In Second Round of 2010 NFL Draft
On Ducasse: Preseason First-Team All-American and Preseason All-CAA selection at left tackle ... Being looked at as an NFL Draft selection in 2010 ... Incredibly hard-working player ... Comes to work every day with a purpose to get better individually to make the overall team better according to Coach Morris ... Has improved to become an offensive leader ... A high-level player with a big upside ... True senior, playing as a freshman and starting his final three seasons ... Can also play guard, where he played early in his career ... Was the team's top offensive line recruit in 2006 ... A large offensive lineman and great athlete ... Has done extensive work with Offensive Coordinator Brian Picucci to improve his game and has reached that next level.
As a senior in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
As a junior in 2008: True junior lineman, who earned starting nod at left tackle as a sophomore ... Native of Haiti ... In his 24 career starts, UMass has had a 100-yard rusher in 16 of those games. In his games, UMass has allowed just 22 sacks, less than one a game ... Only lineman to start every game this season, and each game at the same position ... Part of offensive line that has allowed just six sacks, the fewest in the CAA (0.5 per game) and second in the NCAA ... UMass allowed ZERO sacks in final five games of the season ... Offense has five games of more than 400 yards of total offense including season-best 593 yards vs. Bryant (10/25) ... Part of Tony Nelson's six 100-yard games this season including career-best 204 vs. Hofstra (11/22) ... Helped offense to 468 yards of offense including 395 passing in win at Holy Cross (9/6), not allowing any sacks ... Started at left tackle in opener vs. Albany (8/30) as Tony Nelson gained 171 yards on the ground ... Started 12 of 13 games in 2007 and aided UMass' line in allowing just 15 sacks in his 12 games. Matt Lawrence gained more than 100 yards in 10 of his 12 games.
As a sophomore in 2007: True sophomore lineman, who earned starting nod at left tackle in camp ... Started 12 of 13 games in 2007 and aided UMass' line in allowing just 15 sacks in his 12 games ... Matt Lawrence gained more than 100 yards in 10 of Ducasse's 12 games ... UMass allowed just one sack in four weeks from Nov. 3-24.
As a freshman in 2006: Played as a true freshman, seeing action in four games as a reserve offensive lineman ... Played against Rhode Island (10/21), at Towson (10/14), vs. William & Mary (10/7) and made college debut vs. Stony Brook (9/23).
Before UMass: Started 20 consecutive games at Stamford High School for Head Coach Kevin Jones ... Was a dominating run blocker who was named First Team All-State by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association ... Earned First Team All-Fairfield County by the FCIAC Coaches ... Selected to play in the Governor's Cup All-Star Game against Rhode Island ... Also starred in track & field and basketball at Stamford ... Captured League championship in the discus and was runner-up in the shot put.
Personal: Vladimir Ducasse ... Born Oct. 15, 1987 in Port Au Prince, Haiti ... Son of Delinois Ducasse, who still resides in Haiti ... Guided in America by his aunt and uncle Virginia and Lezanoro Ducasse ... Moved to the United States in 2002 ... Brother of Macarthur, Jeffrey and Gemima ... Majoring in African-American Studies.
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