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17   Jovan Santos-Knox
Jovan Santos-Knox

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Middletown, Conn.

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

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 240

Position:
LB


09/13/2014

UMass Football Postgame Notes vs. Vanderbilt

09/06/2014

UMass Football Postgame Notes vs. Colorado

08/26/2014

UMass Football 2014 Season Preview

A look at the squad ahead of the season-opener versus Boston College on Saturday

08/13/2014

Whipple, Minutemen Host Annual Media Day At New Football Performance Center

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

06/28/2014

VIDEO: UMass Football Spends Summer Helping At Holyoke Boys & Girls Club

Check out the great work the Minutemen are doing in Holyoke as mentors and friends to area youth.

09/27/2014

FB vs. BOWLING GREEN

FB vs. BOWLING GREEN Photos by Thom Kendall '93

09/06/2014

FB vs. COLORADO

FB vs. COLORADO Photos by Thom Kendall '93

08/30/2014

FB vs. BC

FB vs. BC Photos by Thom Kendall '93

10/26/2013

FB vs. WMU

FB vs. WMU Photos by Thom Kendall '93

09/21/2013

FB VS. VANDERBILT

FB VS. VANDERBILT 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) ... Averaging 14.0 tackles per game in 2014 after producing 2.7 per game in 2013 and 3.2 over 10 appearances in 2012 ... Leads Division I FBS in tackles with 42 through games on Sept. 13.

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
Tackles: 7 (2-5), Central Michigan (11/23/12)
TFLs: 2.0 (2-0), at Central Michigan (11/23/13)
Sacks: 0.5, Western Michigan (10/26/13)
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, twice, last vs. Central Michigan (11/23/12)

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