55   John Hatchell
John Hatchell

RS Senior

Mullica Hill, N.J.

High School:
Clearview Regional H.S.

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 270




NCAA Division I Championship

NCAA Division I Championship: UMass vs. Appalachian State

2006 Update
• The strongest player in UMass football history after breaking his own bench press record this season, lifting 520 pounds, besting his old mark of 500 set in 2005.
• Moved to defensive end as a senior after playing nose tackle in his first season of regular action in 2005.
• In 2006, had 37 tackles, 8.5 for TFL, 5.0 sacks, a pass-break-up, a fumble recovery and two forced fumbles.
• Second on the team in TFLs, for 41 yards. Also tied for second on team in sacks.
• Played with a torn ACL for all of NCAA Tournament suffered against Maine (11/11).
• Made two tackles at #2 Montana (12/8) in NCAA Semifinal.
• Made four tackles including career-best 1.5 sacks for 11 yards vs. #9 UNH (12/2) in NCAA Quarterfinal.
• Playing with torn ACL, made two tackles including a TFL for 11 yards vs. Lafayette (11/25) in NCAA First Round.
• Did not play due to knee injury vs. Hofstra (11/18).
• Two tackles and a TFL vs. #19 Maine (11/11).
• Made the play of the game to save UMass win at #9 New Hampshire (11/4), batted down a lateral by UNH's Ricky Santos with 15 seconds left in regulation from the UMass 3-yard line on 4th-and-goal. Finished with four tackles and a sack for five yards.
• Three tackles at Northeastern (10/28).
• Had a sack and forced fumble vs, Rhode Island (10/21).
• Had five tackles and in on a sack at Towson (10/14).
• Three tackles each vs. William & Mary (10/7) and Stony Brook (9/23).
• At Villanova (9/16), had three tackles, 1.5 TFLs, had a sack and a forced fumble.
• Had four tackles and 1.5 TFL vs. Colgate (9/2) in opener.
• Played last season after sitting out as a transfer from Lehigh in 2004. Had 36 tackles, 14 solo, 5.5 TFLs for 23 yards and a sack sacks.
• Posted first of UMass' NCAA-record three safeties vs. Albany (9/17/05), sacking quarterback Daniel Bocanegra for a seven-yard loss in the end zone. Also had four tackles in the game.
• Older brother of teammate linebacker Jason Hatchell.

On Hatchell: Made an immediate impact as team's starting nose tackle last season ... According to Coach Brown, "should be one of the best interior linemen in the Atlantic 10 as a senior " ... Excellent inside presence ... Intimidating specimen ... One of the team's Marcel Shipp Ironman Award winners in 2005 ... Strongest player on the team who can bench press nearly 500 pounds ... Sat out the 2004 season as a transfer from Lehigh ... Teams with brother Jason on defense.

As A Redshirt Junior In 2005: Starting nose tackle, who is the strongest player on the team ... Had 36 tackles, 14 solo and 5.5 TFLs for 23 yards and 2.0 sacks ... Three tackles and a half TFL at Hofstra (11/19) ... Five tackles at Army (11/12) ... Three tackles and TFL at Delaware (11/5) ... Three tackles and TFL vs. James Madison (10/15) as JMU had just 157 yards ... Three tackles vs. Northeastern (10/8) in holding NU to 72 yards ... Career-high seven tackles including two TFLs vs. Rhode Island (9/24) ... Posted first of UMass' NCAA-record three safeties vs. Albany (9/17), sacking quarterback Daniel Bocanegra for a seven-yard loss in the end zone. Also had four tackles in the game ... Made six tackles at Colgate (9/10), including four solo ... In UMass debut, made two tackles at Richmond (9/1).

As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2004: Sat out first season at UMass as a transfer from Division I-AA Lehigh.

As A Redshirt Freshman In 2003 (at Lehigh): Played in two games making a pair of tackles.

As a freshman in 2002 (at Lehigh): Redshirted.

Before College: Played for coach Daniel Pidcock at Clearview Regional High School ... A three-time All-Conference selection, while twice being named All-New Jersey Group 3 ... Served as team captain during his junior and senior years ... Selected as the South Jersey Lineman of the Year as a senior ... Earned All-State honors from the Newark Star Ledger ... Also competed for the wrestling team, where he had a career record of 72-14 ... A member of National Honor Society.

Personal: John R. Hatchell Jr. ... Born January 4, 1984, in Woodbury, N.J. ... Son of Heidi Dorsey and John Hatchell, Sr. ... Brother of Jason, Katie and Rebecca ... Jason, is a linebacker for the Minutemen ... Majoring in Sociology.

Year	GP	UT	AT	TT	Sacks	TFL	Int	Saf
2003LU	2/0	2	0	2	0-0	0-0	0-0	0
2005	11/11	14	22	36	1-7	5.5-23	0-0	1
2006	14/14	15	22	37	5-24	8.5-41	0-0	0
Totals	27/25	31	44	75	6-31	14-64	0-0	1

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7 vs. Rhode Island (9/24/05) Sacks: 1.5 vs. New Hampshire (12/2/06) Safety: 1 vs. Albany (9/17/05)

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