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97   Kurt Filler
Kurt Filler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oakley, Calif.

High School:
Freedom H.S.

Last College:
College of San Mateo

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
04/26/1988


On Filler: Heads into fall camp as a starting outside linebacker at SAM ... A versatile player, who can play all three linebacker positions ... An excellent pass rusher off the edge ... Contributed in his first season after playing two years of junior college ball ... Saw more time as the season progressed.

As a senior in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
• Former junior college star in senior year as starting linebacker at SAM.
• Suffered season-ending knee injury vs. Stony Brook (9/26).
• Was third on team in tackles with 21 at time of injury. Also has 1.5 TFLs, an interception and three pass break-ups.
• Key interception (first of career) to end a URI drive in win over Rhode Island (9/19). Also made six tackles including one on a fourth-down to end a URI drive in UMass red zone.
• Piled up six tackles in home opener vs. Albany (9/12).
• First-career start for UMass, piled up nine tackles. Also had 1.5 TFLs at Kansas State (9/5).

As a junior in 2008: In first FCS season, played in nine games, racking up 18 tackles along with a fumble recovery and 0.5 TFLs ... Had one tackle at New Hampshire (11/15) ... Assisted on career-high five tackles against Bryant (10/25), along with a half TFL ... Had two tackles against Richmond (10/18) ... Made one tackle and recovered a fumble at Northeastern (10/11) ... Had three solo tackles at Texas Tech (9/20) ... Made three tackles at James Madison (9/13) ... Had three tackles, one solo against Albany (8/30).

As a sophomore in 2007 and freshman in 2006 (at College of San Mateo): Played two seasons at the College of San Mateo ... earned All-NorCal Conference Honorable Mention ... All-State Honorable Mention ... Racked up more than 200 career tackles ... Also had 14 sacks, five forced fumbles and two interceptions.

Before College: Graduated from Freedom High School in Oakley, Calif ... Played quarterback ... Threw for more than 1,000 yards and rushed for 500 yards ... Honorable mention all-conference selection.

Personal: Kurt T. Filler ... Born April 26, 1988 ... Son of Dennis Filler ... Majoring in Sociology.

Career Statistics (Defense)

Year	GP	UT	AT	TT	Sacks	TFL	Int	PD
2008	9/0	7	11	18	0-0	0-0	0	0
2009	4/4	8	13	21	0-0	1.5-5	1-0	3
Totals	13/4	15	24	39	0-0	1.5-5	1-0	4

Career Highs:

Tackles: 9 at Kansas State (9/5/09)
TFLs: 1.5 at Kansas State (9/5/09)
Interceptions: 1 vs. Rhode Island (9/19/09)

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    Saturday, Sept 6
    vs Colorado 3:00 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Sept 13
    at Vanderbilt 12:00 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Sept 20
    at Penn State TBA
    Saturday, Sept 27
    vs Bowling Green 3:00 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Oct 4
    at Miami (Oh) TBA
    Saturday, Oct 11
    at Kent State TBA
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