25   Joe Colton
Joe  Colton


Norwood, Mass.

High School:
Xaverian Brothers/Avon Old Farms

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 196



Minutemen Dropped by Ball State on the Road, 20-10

Long records touchdown reception, Singh has 10 tackles in loss to Cardinals.


UMass Football Set Back By No. 19/20 Toledo, 51-35

Sharpe recorded 159 receiving yards, two touchdowns on 12 receptions in loss.


UMass Football Drops Defensive Battle With Kent State

Minutemen fall at McGuirk Stadium during 2015 Homecoming, 15-10.


Offensive Fireworks Put Bowling Green Over UMass Football

Frohnapfel throws for 409 yards and three touchdowns in loss to the Falcons.


UMass Football Stifles Florida International In 24-14 Win

Minuteman defense limits FIU to 188 yards of offense, Sharpe resets single-game receptions record at 15



FB VS. MIAMI (OH) Photos by Thom Kendall '93



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

As A Senior In 2015: Game-By-Game Statistics

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

    Friday, Nov 27
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