2004 UPDATE Atlantic-10 First Team Member
Honored by New England Football Writers to the Division I-AA All-Star squad.
One of four captains along with Steve Costello, Jason Peebler and Serge Tikum.
Preseason first team All-Atlantic 10 on offensive line.
A four-year starter who has been moved to left guard this season after playing right tackle previously.
Has played in 47 career games, starting 45, including all 11 this season.
Has anchored O-line which has aided Steve Baylark to 103.5 yards per game, tops in the Atlantic 10.
Leader of offensive line in aiding team's 366.4 yards per game of total offense.
A second-team All-Atlantic 10 selection at right tackles in 2003.
Third team All-East honors from Don Hansen Gazette in `03.
All-America candidate ... Looks to start at right tackle for the Minutemen this season ... Will be in his fourth season as a starting lineman for the Minutemen ... Has excellent size and strength ... Has played in 36 career games, starting 34 times ... Could approach the all-time school record for games started (47) if the Minutemen advance to postseason play this year.
2003: The starting left tackle for the Minutemen ... A second team All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection ... Earned third team All-East Region honors from Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette ... Started all 13 games on the season ... Leader of the offensive line which allowed UMass to rush for 148.8 yards per game, while supplying pass protection to allowing the Minutemen to throw for 231.6 yards per contest.
2002: The starting right guard for the Minutemen ... Also saw some action at left guard ... Played in all 12 games on the season, starting 11 times ... Part of the offensive line which paved the way for the Minutemen to rush for 166.1 yards per game, while supplying pass protection to let UMass throw for 203.9 yards per contest.
2001: Started at left guard for the Minutemen as a true freshman ... Played in all 11 games on the season, starting 10 times ... Part of the offensive line which allowed UMass to average 300.1 yards of total offense per game on the season ... Had a reception off of a deflected pass against William & Mary.
Before UMass: Played for coach Tom Sawyer at Londonderry High School ... A starter on both the offensive and defensive lines ... Selected to the New Hampshire All-State team following his senior season ... Also a member of the track and field team at Londonderry, where he had a career-best of over 50 feet in the shot put.
Personal: Full name is Robert Joseph Kane ... Son of Robert and Joanne Kane ... Born May 25, 1983, in Melrose, Mass. ... Majoring in Sociology.
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