On Gottehrer: Reserve offensive lineman, who Coach Brown says, "I don't know where we would have been without him in 2006." ... Started two games last season and has done everything coaching staff has asked of him ... Core player and team guy ... Winner of the team's Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year in 2005 ... Hard worker who is one of the most improved players on the team since he came in as a walk-on.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2006: Played in six games, making two starts in most playing time of career ... Drew second start, at left guard for Matt Austin and played every down vs. #19 Maine (11/11). ... Drew first start vs. Colgate (9/2) at right tackle.
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2005: Shared Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year with quarterback Scott Woodward ... Played in two games as a reserve lineman vs. Albany (9/17) and Northeastern (10/8).
As A Freshman In 2004: Did not play.
Before UMass: Played at William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pa.
Personal: Benjamin C. Gottehrer ... Born April 2, 1986 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Son of Anne and Neil Gottehrer ... Sister of Beth ... Majoring in Hospitality & Tourism Management.