17   Jovan Santos-Knox
Jovan Santos-Knox


Middletown, Conn.

High School:
Xavier H.S. (Conn.)

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 240



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UMass Football Postgame Notes vs. Colorado


UMass Football 2014 Season Preview

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Media from around the state spoke with members of the team and staff at Wednesday's Media Day


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FB vs. EASTERN MICHIGAN Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FB vs. BOWLING GREEN Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FB vs. COLORADO Photos by Thom Kendall '93


FB vs. BC

FB vs. BC Photos by Thom Kendall '93


FB vs. WMU

FB vs. WMU Photos by Thom Kendall '93

As a Junior in 2014: Game-By-Game Statistics
Led both sides and set a career high with 15 tackles (5-10) against Boston College (8/30), earning a TFL for a three-yard loss and one pass breakup ... Was the top tackler on both sides for the second consecutive week with 12 stops (3-9) when UMass battled Colorado (9/6) ... Had a 10-yard sack and finished the game against the Buffaloes with 1.5 TFLs ... Led both sides for the third consecutive week with 15 tackles (3-12), including the 100th of his UMass career, at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Earned 15 stops (6-9) against Bowling Green (9/27), with a TFL going for a loss of two yards ... Tallied nine tackles (5-4) and a pass breakup at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Added another nine-stop (5-4) performance at Kent State during the 40-17 UMass win ... Made eight tackles (2-6), including an assisted sack, in the victory over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Averaging 10.5 tackles per game in 2014 after producing 2.7 per game in 2013 and 3.2 over 10 appearances in 2012 ... Ranks tied for fourth in Division I FBS in tackles with 84 and 18th for tackles per game through games on Oct. 18.

As A Sophomore In 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics
Started four of the 12 games played ... Recorded 32 total tackles on the season, including three tackles for a total loss of 13 yards ... Assisted on a sack that went for a loss of five yards ... Added one interception ... Recorded a forced fumble and recovered one fumble on the season ... Recorded four tackles (1-3) as a starting linebacker at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Intercepted a pass by Maine's Marcus Wasilewski in the endzone and assisted on two tackles against the Black Bears on Sept. 7 ... Appeared at linebacker when the Minutemen face Kansas State (9/14) ... Recovered a fumble and notched three tackles (1-2) against Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Earned a pair of solo stops at Bowling Green (10/5) ... Assisted on a trio of takedowns as a starting linebacker against Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 ... Had two tackles (1-1), including a TFL for a four-yard loss at Buffalo (10/19) ... Helped out on four tackles, including the 50th of his UMass career, with a nine-yard sack and a four-yard TFL, against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Added five tackles (1-4) against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2).

As A Freshman In 2012: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in ten games, starting eight at linebacker ... Recorded 32 tackles (11-21), 4.0 TFLs for a loss of 12 yards, two pass breakups, one quarterback hurry and a recovered fumble ... Recorded three assisted tackles in his first game, against Indiana (9/8) ... Tallied four stops (1-3) at Western Michigan (10/6) ... Had six assisted stops and a fumble recovery vs. Buffalo (11/17) ... Notched three takedowns (2-1), including a TFL for three yards at Northern Illinois (11/3) ... Earned six stops (0-6) and a fumble recovery against Buffalo (11/17) ... Made a season-high seven tackles (2-5) to go with a pass breakup and an assisted TFL vs. Central Michigan (11/23).

Before UMass: Earned all-Connecticut honors as a linebacker after leading Xavier High School to a 13-0 record in 2011 ... Guided Xavier to a pair of Connecticut State Championships ... Played for head coach Sean Marinan.

Personal: Jovan Dimetri Santos-Knox ... Born July 5, 1994 in Waterbury, Conn. ... Son of Byron and Julia Knox ... Brother of Carli, Vienna and London.

Career Highs & Miscellaneous Stats
Tackles: 15 (6-9), 3x, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
TFLs: 2.0 (2-0), at Central Michigan (11/23/13)
Sacks: 1.0 (1-0), vs. Colorado (9/6/14)
Fumbles Forced: 1, at Ohio (11/29/13)
Fumbles Recovered: 1, twice, last vs. Vanderbilt (9/21/13)
Interceptions: 1, vs. Maine (9/7/13)
Pass Breakups: 1, 6x, last at Miami (Ohio)
10+ Tackle Games: 4, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
15+ Tackle Games: 3, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)



    Event Calendar

    Wednesday, Nov 12
    vs Ball State 8:00 PM gametracker
    Tuesday, Nov 18
    at Akron 8:00 PM
    Friday, Nov 28
    vs Buffalo TBA gametracker
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