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36   Darrlyn Fenner
Darrlyn Fenner

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Hampton, Va.

High School:
Hampton H.S./Fork Union Military Academy

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 220

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
12/16/1983


On Fenner: Back-up defensive end in his senior season ... Moved to defensive end in spring football after three seasons as a linebacker ... Explosive speed which will aid his pass rushing ... Very good player on movement according to Coach Brown ... Excellent special teams player ... Great explosion off the line ... Shared Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year in 2005.

As a redshirt senior in 2008: Saw action in all 12 games this season as a defensive end ... Made 22 tackles on the year ... Recorded three against Hofstra (11/22) ... Tied season-best four tackles against Maine (11/8) ... Sacked the quarterback at URI (11/1). Also had two tackles for a loss of ten yards in that game ... Recovered a fumble against Richmond (10/18) ... Also had four tackles against Albany (8/30).

As a redshirt junior in 2007: Played in all 13 games a special teams contributor and back-up on the defensive line ... Made 17 tackles, nine solo and eight assisted ... Had tackles in nine games ... Single stop against Fordham (11/24) in NCAA First Round ... Opened year with three tackles in two of the first three games against Holy Cross (9/1) and Towson (9/15) ... Also had two tackles at Hofstra (11/17), at William & Mary (10/27), Villanova (10/13) and at Colgate (9/8) ... One tackle against New Hampshire (11/10) and Northeastern (10/20).

As a redshirt sophomore in 2006: Played in 13 of 15 games as a reserve linebacker and special teams contributor ... Made 18 total tackles, seven solo and 11 assisted ... Made a stop on special teams in NCAA Final vs. Appalachian State (12/15) ... Racked up three stops vs. Montana (12/8) in NCAA Semifinal ... Had single tackles in five of six games he played late in the season: Lafayette (11/25), Hofstra (11/18), at Northeastern (10/28), Rhode Island (10/21) and at Towson (10/14) ... In most extensive playing time against William & Mary (10/7), made career-high seven tackles, six assisted including first-career TFL for two yards ... Two tackles vs. Stony Brook (9/23).

As a redshirt freshman in 2005: Was named Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year along with freshman Anthony Monette ... Played in nine of 11 games as special teams performer ... Made two tackles, one each vs. Richmond (9/1) and Delaware (11/5).

As a freshman in 2004: Redshirted.

Before UMass: Graduated from Hampton High School in 2003 where he was a first-team all-conference selection as both a linebacker and a running back ... Played one season of prep ball at Fork Union Military Academy ... Served as team captain and earned MVP honors at Hampton ... Was also selected to the 2003 East-West All-Star Game.

Personal: Darrlyn Lamont Fenner ... Born Dec. 16, 1983 in Hampton, Va. ... Son of Reglin and Darryl Fenner ... Brother of Derrick and Lachiga ... Derrick was a starting wide receiver at the University of Maryland and was invited to Washington Redskins training camp in 2006 ... Majoring in Economics.


Career Statistics (Defense)
Year	GP	UT	AT	TT	Sacks	TFL	Int	PBU
2005	9/0	2	0	2	0-0	0-0	0-0	0
2006	13/0	7	11	18	0-0	0.5-2	0-0	0
2007	13/0	9	8	17	0-0	0-0	0-0	0
2008	12/0	6	16	22	2.5-12	3-13	0-0	0
Totals	47/0	24	35	59	2.5-12	3.5-15	0-0	0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7 vs. William & Mary (10/7/06)

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