25   Joe Colton
Joe  Colton


Norwood, Mass.

High School:
Xaverian Brothers/Avon Old Farms

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 196



Team UMass To Face Team Minutemen In Spring Game

Rosters are set for tomorrow night's spring practice finale


Program Record Seven Minutemen Earn MAC All-Academic Honors

The total marks a program record as a member of the Mid-American Conference.


UMass Football Postgame Notes vs. Vanderbilt


Q&A With UMass Football Safety Joe Colton

UMass Athletics caught up with the junior defensive back earlier this season.


UMass Football Postgame Notes vs. Colorado



FB vs. BOWLING GREEN Photos by Thom Kendall '93


FB vs. BC

FB vs. BC Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FB PRACTICE-DAY 1 Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FB VS. VANDERBILT Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FB VS. MAINE Photos by Thom Kendall'93

As A Junior In 2014: Game-By-Game Statistics
MAC All-Academic Team ... Finished the year third among Minutemen with 98 tackles (43-55) and 7.0 TFLs for 17 yards lost ... Broke up four passes and had one sack ... Eclipsed his previous career high when he made 13 tackles (4-9), including a three-yard TFL, against Boston College (8/30) ... Also broke up one pass when he started at safety and fielded a kickoff for 15 yards on special teams against the Eagles ... Started at safety and earned nine tackles, including three solo stops, against Colorado (9/6) ... Made a dozen takedowns (6-6) at Vanderbilt (9/13), with 2.5 of them being TFLs and one going for a three-yard sack ... Had 12 stops (3-9) and a pass breakup in the secondary against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Broke up a pass and made six tackles (3-3) at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Totaled seven stops (2-5), including 1.5 TFLs, during the victory at Kent State (10/11) ... Notched seven tackles, including an assisted-TFL, in the win over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Tallied eight stops (5-3), including a TFL, at Toledo (10/25) ... Earned eight tackles (3-5) in the win over Ball State (11/12) ... Had six tackles (5-1), including the 200th of his career, with a pass breakup at Akron (11/18) ... Capped his junior year with nine takedowns (5-4) against Buffalo (11/28).

As A Sophomore In 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics
Started in nine of 10 games played during the year ... Recorded 65 total tackles, good for fourth-most on the team ... Had 3.5 tackles for a total loss of six yards ... Recorded one sack for a loss of two yards ... Added three pass breakups ... Returned nine kickoffs for 175 yards ... Finished with four tackles (3-1), including the 50th of his collegiate career, a TFL going for one yard and one pass breakup at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Recorded his third career double-digit tackle performance with 11 stops (6-5) against Maine (9/7) during the home-opener ... Added nine stops (7-2) with a two-yard sack at Kansas State (9/14) ... Tallied a pair of assisted tackles against Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Did not play at Bowling Green (10/5) or against Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 due to injury ... Returned to the lineup at Buffalo (10/19) and earned five stops (1-4) ... Made six tackles and broke up a pass against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Provided nine stops (5-4) as a starting safety against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2) ... Notched eight tackles (4-4) against Akron (11/16).

As A Freshman In 2012: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in 11 games, starting two ... Recorded 49 tackles (27-22), two pass breakups and one interception ... Also contributed with two forced fumbles and a blocked kick ... Produced five games with at least five tackles, including two with 10 or more ... Totaled one solo tackle at Connecticut (8/30) in his first appearance with the Minutemen ... Notched six stops (4-2) against Indiana (9/8) ... Produced his first double-digit tackle performance against Ohio (9/29), with a single-game career-high 12 stops (7-5) and his first collegiate pass break up ... Had 10 takedowns (5-5) and forced a fumble at Northern Illinois (11/3) ... Recorded three tackles (2-1) and forced a fumble at Vanderbilt (10/27) ... Nabbed an interception and blocked punt at Akron (11/10), to go with five tackles (1-4) in helping UMass to its first victory as an FBS program ... Totaled five stops (2-3) against Buffalo (11/17).

Career Highs & Miscellaneous Statistics
Tackles: 13 (4-9), vs. Boston College (8/30/14)
TFLs: 2.5 (2-1), at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Sacks: 1.0 (1-0), twice, last at Vanderbilt (9/13/14)
Interceptions: 1, at Akron (11/10/12)
Interception Return Yards: 16, at Akron (11/10/12)
Pass Breakups: 1, 9x, last at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
Fumbles Forced: 1, twice, last at Northern Illinois (11/3/12)
Blocked Punts: 1, at Akron (11/10/12)
10+ Tackle Games: 6, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)



    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Sept 12
    at Colorado 2:00 PM listen
    Saturday, Sept 19
    vs Temple 3:00 PM gametracker listen
    Saturday, Sept 26
    at Notre Dame 3:30 PM gametracker listen
    Saturday, Oct 3
    vs Florida International TBA gametracker listen
    Saturday, Oct 10
    at Bowling Green TBA listen
    Saturday, Oct 17
    vs Kent State 3:30 PM gametracker listen
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