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Jonathan Hernandez

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Leominster, Mass.

High School:
Leominster H.S.

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 195

Position:
TB

Birthdate:
03/18/1988


11/21/2011

UMass Football Places 11 On CAA All-Conference Teams

Minutemen feature four All-CAA First Team performers

11/19/2011

UMass Falls To #19 JMU, 34-17, In FCS Finale

Saturday marked the final FCS game for UMass at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

11/12/2011

Late Turnovers Give #13 Maine 32-21 Win Over Football

Raymond Pendagast performs well in first career quarterback start.

11/12/2011

Postgame Notes: #13 Maine 32, UMass 21

11/05/2011

Turnovers Hurt Football In 35-17 Loss To Villanova

Julian Talley has career-high 11 catches for 155 yards

Career Honors

  • CAA Offensive Player of the Week
  • 2010 CAA Second Team
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    On Hernandez: High school star tailback who will be a back-up running back ... Really opened some eyes on special teams as a redshirt freshman ... Comes off a solid spring and will push for time in his third season ... Very quick and fast ... Good on the perimeter ... Can be illusive in the backfield.

    As a Redshirt Senior in 2011: Game-By-Game Statistics

    As a redshirt junior in 2010:Game-By-Game Statistics
    • Third-year tailback who saw lots of playing time last season in place of an injured Tony Nelson. Seeing lots of time in the backfield with John Griffin.
    • First on team in rushing with 938 yards on 219 carries (4.3 per carry and 85.3 yards per game).
    • Team-best 10 touchdowns, nine of them rushing.
    • Second in CAA in rushing, ahead of teammate No. 3 John Griffin, giving UMass two backs into the top 35 in the NCAA in rushing - only team in America with such a mark.
    • Second in the CAA in touchdowns and scoring with 5.5 points per game.
    • Touchdowns in first five games this season.
    • Six career 100-yard rushing yards, UMass is 4-2, including four this season.
    • 16 catches for 211 yards out of the backfield this year.
    • Had 26 carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns at Rhode Island (11/20)
    • Gained 68 yards (45 rushing and 23 receiving) vs. #2 Delaware (11/13).
    • Ran for 86 yards on 18 carries along with three catches for 30 yards and a 7-yard TD reception vs. Maine (11/6).
    • Rushed for 137 yards on 28 carries at #15 James Madison (10/30). Included a season-long 26-yard rush.
    • Gained 102 yards of total offense in the Colonial Clash vs. #10 New Hampshire (10/23) with 46 rushing and 56 receiving. Career-high five receptions in the game.
    • Gained 67 yards on 21 carries at #20 Richmond (10/16), first game this season without touchdown.
    • Scored for fifth game in a row on a 1-yard burst at Towson (10/2). Gained 60 yards on the ground in win.
    •Scored on TD runs of 4 and 14 yards at Stony Brook (9/25) as he gained 96 yards on the ground.
    • Named UMass Athlete of the Week after huge performance at Michigan.
    • Ran for 114 yards and scored on touchdown runs of 10 and 9 yards a #20 Michigan (9/18) in front of 110,000 fans. Third-career game with multiple touchdowns and third game in a row with a TD.
    • Scored touchdown for second game in a row, also gained 78 yards on the ground on 15 carries vs. Holy Cross (9/11).
    • Named CAA Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 132 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown, while catching two passes for 69 yards in season-opening win vs. #4 William & Mary (9/4).
    • Played in 10 games, starting four times in 2009. Had 121 carries for 577 yards and team-best eight rushing touchdowns. 57.7 yards per game (eighth in CAA).
    • Bill Knight MVP of New Hampshire (10/17/09) game with 166 rushing yards including 104 in the fourth quarter including a game-winning 42-yard rush with 5:23 left in fourth.

    As a redshirt sophomore in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
    Third-year tailback in who is seeing more time in place of All-CAA back Tony Nelson ... Played in 10 games, starting four times ... Had 121 carries for 577 yards and team-best eight rushing touchdowns. 57.7 yards per game (eighth in CAA) ... Started four times and gained 100-plus yards in first two starts ...Also caught 10 passes for 107 yards with a long of 34 yards ...Named CAA Offensive Player of the Week after New Hampshire Game ... In season finale at Hofstra (11/21), racked up 6 1 yards on 13 carries ... Scored eighth touchdown of year on a 16-yard rush against James Madison (11/14) ... Did not play against Northeastern (11/7) due to injury ... Scored a 1-yard TD and gained 31 yards at Maine (10/31) ... Ran 12 times for 37 yards at #1 Richmond (10/24) ... Bill Knight MVP of New Hampshire (10/17) game with 166 rushing yards including 104 in the fourth quarter including a game-winning 42-yard rush with 5:23 left in fourth ... Has multiple touchdowns in two games ... In first-career start vs. Stony Brook (9/26), rushed for career-high 140 yards on career-high 29 carries and three touchdowns. Became first UMass player with 3 TDs in a game since Matt Lawrence in 2007 ... In first extended playing time had nine carries for 88 yards vs. Albany (9/12), scored first two career touchdowns including a career-long of 58 yards ... Carried three times for seven yards at Kansas State (9/5).

    As a redshirt freshman in 2008: Played in nine games ... Outstanding special teams coverage player with seven tackles (five solo) ... Also backed up at tailback with six carries for 20 yards ... Recorded two tackles at Rhode Island (11/1) and versus Bryant (10/25) ... Rushed three times for 11 yards at Rhode Island ... Also carried three times for nine yards Bryant (10/25) ... Made college debut at FBS Texas Tech (9/20) and was in an a near-fumble that would have given UMass great field position, but video overturned the call. As a freshman in 2007: Redshirt season ... Worked with scout team.

    Before UMass: Played varsity football for four seasons at Leominster High School ... Named the Most Valuable Player of the Super Bowl twice ... Named MVP after leading the Blue Devils to a 34-6 win over Fitchburg on Thanksgiving Day with 315 rushing yards and three touchdowns ... Also starred on special teams, and as a free safety, leading team in tackles as a senior when Leominster finished 8-4 ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Averaged more than 9.0 yards per carry in his senior season ... Named Gridiron Best 24 of Massachusetts and played in the Shriner's Bowls for Central Massachusetts.

    Personal:Jonathan Hernandez ... Born March 18, 1988 in Caguas, Puerto Rico ... Son of Cesar and Luz Batallas ... Brother of Cesar, Marcos Javier and Jean Carlos ... Majoring in Sociology.

    RUSHINGgattyardstdlongavg/cavg/g
    2007 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
    2008 9 6 20 0 5 3.3 2.2
    2009 10 121 577 8 58 4.8 57.7
    2010 11 219 938 9 32 4.3 85.3
    2011 11 261 1092 12 39 4.2 99.3
    TOTAL 42 607 2627 29 58 4.3 62.5

    TOTAL OFFENSEgrushpasstotalavg/g
    2007 1 0 0 0 0.0
    2008 9 20 0 20 2.2
    2009 10 577 0 577 57.7
    2010 11 938 0 938 85.3
    2011 11 1092 0 1092 99.3
    TOTAL 42 2627 0 2627 62.5

    RECEIVINGgrecyardstdlongrec/gavg/cavg/g
    2007 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
    2008 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
    2009 10 10 107 0 34 1.0 10.7 10.7
    2010 11 16 211 1 64 1.5 13.2 19.2
    2011 11 18 209 0 55 1.6 11.6 19.0
    TOTAL 42 44 527 1 64 1.0 12.0 12.5

    SCORINGgtdrushrcvretpat2patfgtotalavg/g
    2007 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
    2008 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
    2009 10 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 48 4.8
    2010 11 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 60 5.5
    2011 11 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 72 6.5
    TOTAL 42 30 29 1 0 0 0 0 180 4.3

    KICK RETURNSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
    2007 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
    2008 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
    2009 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
    2010 11 1 16 0 16 16.0 1.5
    2011 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
    TOTAL 42 1 16 0 16 16.0 0.4

    ALL PURPOSEgrushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
    2007 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
    2008 9 20 0 0 0 0 20 2.2
    2009 10 577 107 0 0 0 684 68.4
    2010 11 938 211 0 16 0 1165 105.9
    2011 11 1092 209 0 0 0 1301 118.3
    TOTAL 42 2627 527 0 16 0 3170 75.5

    TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblk
    2007 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
    2008 9 5 2 7 0.0 0 0 0 0
    2009 10 2 2 4 0.0 0 0 0 0
    2010 11 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
    2011 11 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
    TOTAL 42 8 4 12 0.0 0 0 0 0

    SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
    Points scored: 18, at Richmond, Oct 29, 2011 ; Stony Brook, Sep 26, 2009
    Touchdowns: 3, at Richmond, Oct 29, 2011 ; Stony Brook, Sep 26, 2009
    Rush attempts: 32, Rhode Island, Sep 17, 2011
    Rush yards: 167, Rhode Island, Sep 17, 2011 (32 carries)
    Rush TDs: 3, at Richmond, Oct 29, 2011 ; Stony Brook, Sep 26, 2009
    Long rush: 58, Albany, Sep 12, 2009
    Receptions: 5, vs New Hampshire, Oct 23 2010 ; at Boston College, Sep 24, 2011
    Receiving yards: 69, William & Mary, Sep 03, 2010 (2 receptions)
    Receiving TDs: 1, Maine, Nov 06, 2010
    Long reception: 64, William & Mary, Sep 03, 2010
    Total offense attempts: 32, Rhode Island, Sep 17, 2011 (32 rush,0 pass)
    Total ofense yards: 167, Rhode Island, Sep 17, 2011 (167 rush,0 pass)
    All-purpose yards: 216, Rhode Island, Sep 17, 2011
    Kick returns: 1, at RHODE ISLAND, Nov 20, 2010
    Kick return yards: 16, at RHODE ISLAND, Nov 20, 2010 (1 returns)
    Long kick return: 16, at RHODE ISLAND, Nov 20, 2010
    Tackles: 2, at Rhode Island, Nov. 1, 2008 (2-0); Bryant, Oct 25, 2008 (0-2); Rhode Island, Sep 19, 2009 (1-1)

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