Enters fall practice as the likely starter at right tackle ? Switched from tight end to the offensive line during the 1997 season ? Has played in 22 career games.
1999: The top backup tackle for the Minutemen ? Saw action in every game as a reserve ? Part of the offensive line which allowed UMass to rush for 187.9 yards per game on the season, while also supplying pass protection to let the Minutemen throw for 248.5 yards per game ? Helped the offensive line earn WHMP / UMass Athlete of the Week honors following the Furman game (202 rushing yards, 489 yards of total offense, no sacks allowed) ? Forced a fumble following an interception at Delaware.
1998: Backup offensive lineman who saw action in four games (Delaware, Buffalo, Maine and Northwestern State).
1997: Saw action in five games (Richmond, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Villanova) as a backup offensive lineman, tight end and on special teams.
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner playing tight end and defensive end for Jack Radcliffe at Matignon (Mass.) High School ? Had 28 receptions for 300 yards in his senior season ? Also made 71 tackles, including 14 sacks as a senior ? Boston Globe Division 4 All-Star selection in his senior year ? Two-time All-Catholic League choice ? Team captain during his senior year ? Played in the Shriner?s All-Star game after his senior season ? His high school team won the Division 4 Super Bowl as a junior and was runner-up in his senior year ? Also earned three letters in basketball at Matignon ? Played in the outfield on the baseball team ? Served as president of the school?s History Club.
Personal: Full name is Joseph Francis Frawley, III ? Son of Joseph and Mary Frawley ? Born February 28, 1978 in Brighton, Mass. ? Majoring in Sociology.