A transfer from the University of Notre Dame ? Enrolled at UMass as a graduate student ? Has one year of eligibility remaining ? Will immediately compete for a starting spot at outside linebacker.
Before UMass: Played for Notre Dame from 1996-99, redshirting during his freshman year ? Three-year letterwinner at Notre Dame, playing in 36 career games with seven starts ? Played in all 12 games during his senior season, starting the last six ? Totaled 27 tackles in 1999, with three tackles for loss and a sack for 10 yards ? Saw action in 10 regular season games and the Gator Bowl during his junior year ? Totaled 26 tackles in 1998 with three tackles for loss and two sacks ? Played in all 12 regular season games during sophomore season before earning his first career start in the Independence Bowl ? Made 14 tackles in 1997, with three tackles for loss ??Played his high school ball for coach Mike Bisceglia at Lake Howell (Fla.) High School ? Earned three letters as defensive end and outside linebacker ? Claimed all-city and all-conference honors as junior and senior in 1994 and ?95 ? Captain of team as senior ? Had 100 tackles, 15 sacks, 14 tackles for loss, five fumbles caused and seven passes batted down as senior in 1995 ? Helped team to second round of state playoffs in 1995 ? Earned three letters in track in sprints, shot put and relays.
Personal: Full name is Richard Joseph Ferrer ? Son of Ed and Cynthia Lewis ? Born March 23, 1978 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Ferrer?s Defensive Statistics (at Notre Dame)
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