A look at the squad ahead of the season-opener versus Boston College on Saturday
Prestigious football prognosticator recognizes Trey Dudley-Giles, Tajae Sharpe, Randall Jette and Stanley Andre.
Cornerback had career day forcing two fumbles, recovering one and breaking up two passes
Defensive coordinator Tom Masella is mic'd up as we spotlight the Minutemen's switch to a 3-4 defense
The UMass Football Team had special tributes to the victims of the Boston Marathon Attacks on Saturday, April 20, including special jerseys dedicated to those who died. Additionally, at halftime, runners who were unable to finish the Marathon were invited to 'Cross The Finish Line' as the Minutemen and fans cheered them on.
FB vs. COLORADO Photos by Thom Kendall '93
FB vs. BC Photos by Thom Kendall '93
FB VS. MAINE Photos by Thom Kendall'93
FB SPRING GAME Photos by Thom Kendall '93
FB-NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS Photos by Thom Kendall '93
As a redshirt Junior in 2014: Tied a career high with seven tackles, including five solos, and returned an intercepted Tyler Murphy pass 20 yards against Boston College on Aug. 30 ... The interception versus BC was the fourth of his career while his second tackle of the afternoon gave him 100 for his UMass tenure ... Intercepted a Sefo Liufau pass against Colorado (9/6) and returned it to the two yard line to set up a Jamal Wilson touchdown run ... His pick against Colorado was his second in as many games during the season and the fifth of his career ... Also tied a career high with seven tackles, including five solo stops, against the Buffaloes ... Provided four tackles (1-3) and one pass breakup at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... His 17 career pass breakups ranks tied for 14th in program history with Mike Smith (1996-98) and Vaughn Williams (1988, `90-91).
As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2012: Game-By-Game Statistics
As A Freshman In 2011: Redshirted the year and entered 2012 with four seasons of eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Named to the Boston Globe First-Team All-Defense at Martha's Vineyard High School ... ESPN Boston MIAA All-State Defensive Back ... Honored as an Old Spice Player of the Year in Massachusetts ... Eastern Athletic Conference All-Star as a junior and senior ... Four-time Air Force National Player of the Week ... Named Great American Rivalry Series MVP for games vs. Nantucket in 2010 ... Rushed for a school single-game record 247 yards as a tailback ... AlsohHolds school record for high jump with a mark of 6-feet, 2-inches.
Personal: Randall Jamal Jette ... Born on March 27, 1993 ... Son of Albert and Grace ... Brother of Keisha and Kendall.
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