Will compete for a starting spot along the defensive line … Can also contribute on special teams … Has played in 21 career games, starting six times.
2002: UMass’ top backup on the defensive line … Earned Academic All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors … Received the Vic Fusia Award, as the team’s most improved defensive player … Played in 12 games on the season, starting four times … Made 46 tackles on the season, including 28 solo stops … Also recorded three sacks, six tackles for loss, a fumble recovery, a pass breakup and four quarterback hurries … Totaled 11 tackles against Hofstra, with a sack, three tackles for loss and a pass breakup … Had six total tackles in the victory at Rhode Island, including a sack for eight yards … Made six total tackles against Central Connecticut, including two tackles for loss and one sack … Recorded four tackles and recovered a fumble in the win over Delaware … Totaled five tackles in the victory at James Madison … Had three tackles at North Carolina State … Made three tackles at New Hampshire … Recorded two tackles and four quarterback hurries against AIC … Earned his first start of the season against Villanova, and made two tackles … Had two tackles at Northeastern … Made one tackle in the victory over Maine.
2001: Saw action in nine games as a backup defensive end … Earned a pair of starts against Maine and Northeastern late in the season … Totaled 23 tackles on the season, including 16 solo stops and five tackles for loss … Also recorded a sack, a pass breakup, a forced fumble and four quarterback hurries … Made five tackles against Richmond in the season finale … Totaled three tackles in the victory over Rhode Island, including one tackle for loss … Recorded three solo tackles at Maine, with one tackle for loss … Had a career-high 10 tackles in the win over Northeastern, with three tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble … Named Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week following the Northeastern game, in addition to being selected to the ECAC Division I-AA Honor Roll … Made a pair of solo tackles at Delaware … Named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in the spring of 2001, fall of 2001 and spring of 2002, in addition to making the Dean’s List in the spring of 2001 and spring of 2002.
Before UMass: Played for coach Clifford Sherman at Attleboro High School … Made 126 tackles during his senior season, when he served as team captain … Totaled 195 tackles over the course of his high school career … Also a three-year starter along the offensive line … Two-time Eastern Athletic Conference All-Star and Attleboro Sun Chronicle All-Star … Played in the Shriner’s All-Star Game … Also a member of the track team at Attleboro … Placed second in New England in the shot put with a throw of 55 feet … Two-time Eastern Athletic Conference All-Star and Attleboro Sun Chronicle All-Star in track … Received the Howard O’Hare Award, as Attleboro’s Athlete of the Year.
Personal: Full name is Michael Lee Haynes … Son of Donna Dwyer and Robert Haynes … Born May 25, 1980, in Providence, R.I. … Majoring in Economics.
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