On Humphrey: Enters the fall battling with redshirt freshman for the back-up quarterback role to incumbent Liam Coen ... Transferred to UMass in spring of 2004 after a semester at the University of Hawaii ... Very athletic ... Tough player who brings savvy to the game as the signal caller.
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2005: Saw action in just one game as a reserve quarterback ... Took the final snaps of the 35-7 win at Delaware (11/5).
As a freshman in 2004 (at Hawaii): Did not see action in any games as a true freshman ... Served as a back-up to Timmy Chang, the NCAA's all-time leading passer.
Before College: A 2004 graduate of Miramonte High School in Orinda, Calif... Earned two letters in football and one in lacrosse... Comes from a long line of quarterbacks out of Miramonte which includes Marc Guillon of Alabama, Adam Smith of Duke, Drew Bennett of UCLA and currently a receiver with the Tennessee Titans, and Ken Dorsey of Miami, who is now with San Francisco 49ers... Broke Miramonte's career passing record, formerly held by Dorsey... Passed for more than 5,500 yards and 46 touchdowns in his prep career... Passed for 920 yards and completed 72 percent of his passes to lead his team to its second straight North Section championship... Named regional All-American by Prep Star and section All-American by CalHiSports.com... Named to San Francisco Chronicle's all-Metro team, the Contra Costa Times Cream of the Crop and ANG's all-star quarterback... Tabbed all-state and the North Coast Section Player of the Year... Also selected as the team's offensive MVP... Bench presses 275 pounds, squats 400 pounds and runs a 4.67 40-yard dash... An honor-roll student.
Personal: William Taylor Humphrey ... Born April 28, 1986 in Orinda, Calif. ... Son of Cindy and Bill Humphrey ... Brother of Kyle ... Majoring in History.