On Jorgensen: Starting tight end ... Expected to be a factor in senior season, second as a starter ... Comes off a solid spring season ... A big, strong player with many great physical gifts ... Excellent blocker and has become a better pass-catcher ... Has shown great improvement to solidify the position ... Has added on more than 20 pounds since he came to UMass.
As a redshirt senior in 2008: Tight end has emerged late in sophomore year as an additional weapon for Liam Coen ... Starting for the second year ... Has 15 catches for 118 yards and four touchdowns in 2008, starting all 12 games ... 10 career touchdowns on 36 career catches (28 percent of all receptions have been for touchdowns) ... Aided line that has allowed just six sacks, the fewest in the CAA (0.5 per game) and second in the NCAA ... Offense has five games of more than 400 yards of total offense including season-best 593 yards vs. Bryant (10/25) ... Part of Tony Nelson's six 100-yard games this season including career-best 204 vs. Hofstra (11/22) ... On Senior Day, scored a touchdown on an 8-yard reception (11/22) ... Two catches at #13 New Hampshire (11/15) for career-high 30 yards. Also had career-long 19-yard reception ... One catch for 14 yards vs. #16 Delaware (10/4) ... Career-best four catches for career-high 29 yards at #11 FBS Texas Tech (9/20) ... Three catches, to tie career-high, for 19 yards and 2-yard touchdown at #7 James Madison (9/13) ... Opened 2008 with two catches including a touchdown against Albany (8/30).
As a redshirt junior in 2007: Started 12 games in 2007 with injury to Brad Listorti, made 15 catches for 145 yards with four touchdowns ... Scored third career NCAA playoff touchdown on a 7-yarder to open scoring in the NCAA First Round vs. Fordham (11/24). Made two catches for 16 yards ... Made two catches for 21 yards at #22 Hofstra (11/17) ... Two catches for 19 yards in win over #14 New Hampshire (11/10) ... Caught an 8-yard TD at William & Mary (10/27). Made perhaps the play of the game, tackling W&M's Josh Rutter at 2-yard line. Defense held Tribe to just a field goal after Jorgensen prevented the touchdown with his tackle ... Two catches for 23 yards vs. Northeastern (10/20) ... Grabbed a 13-yard touchdown for UMass' first score against Villanova (10/13) in 4OT epic win ... Made 14-yard catch vs. #23 Towson (9/15) ... Made first three catches of 2007 at Colgate (9/8), including 15-yard touchdown reception. It was his third career TD, first in the regular season.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2006: Second-team tight end emerged late in the season as an additional weapon for Liam Coen in the two tight-end set ... Played in all 15 games as a reserve tight end, making five catches for 40 yards and first two career touchdowns ... Started five times in a two tight-end set ... Caught a touchdown for the second week in a row, both in NCAA Tournament games as he hauled in a 6-yard pass in the second quarter vs. #9 UNH (12/2) in the Quarterfinal. Made career-best two catches for 16 yards ... Grabbed first career touchdown from seven yards out vs. Lafayette (11/25) in NCAA First Round ... Made a 10-yard catch at Northeastern (10/28) ... First catch of the year came with the 7-yarder at Towson (10/14).
As a redshirt freshman in 2005: Played in eight games as a reserve tight end ... Made one catch for 13 yards in his first start at Army (11/12).
As a freshman in 2004: Redshirted.
Before UMass: Played for Coach Bo Noble at Quincy High School ... Caught 25 passes for 375 yards and a touchdown during his senior season ... Also totaled 10 sacks on defense ... Named First-Team All-League, while earning All-Scholastic honors from the Patriot Ledger ... Named Player of the Week by WATD 92.9 FM ... Also a member of the baseball team at Quincy, playing both pitcher and catcher.
Personal: Ian T. Jorgensen ... Born July 2, 1986 in Boston, Mass. ... Son of John and Colleen Jorgensen ... Brother of Alex, Curran and Nicole ... Majoring in Sociology.
CAREER STATISTICS (Receiving) Year GP No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg. 2005 8/0 1 13 13.0 0 13 2006 15/5 5 40 8.0 2 10 2007 13/13 15 145 9.7 4 15 2008 12/12 15 119 7.9 4 19 Totals 48/30 36 317 8.8 10 13
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