Will be in his third season as a starting inside linebacker Also a key player on special teams Has played in 32 career games, starting 20 times.
2002: One of UMass starting inside linebackers Earned Academic All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors Played in all 12 games on the season, starting every time Ranked fourth on the team with 93 total tackles, including 61 solo stops Finished the year tied for second on the team in tackles for loss, with 16 for 54 yards Also totaled four sacks, two interceptions, two pass breakups, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a quarterback hurry Recorded a team-best 12 tackles in the victory at Rhode Island, with a sack, four tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery Led the team with 14 total tackles against Hofstra, including two sacks and four tackles for loss Totaled seven tackles and one tackle for loss in the win over Delaware, in addition to intercepting a pass and returning it for a touchdown Had five tackles in the win at James Madison, with a tackle for loss and a key fourth quarter interception Made 11 total tackles in the victory over Villanova Recorded 10 total tackles, including one sack, in the win over Central Connecticut Totaled a team-high nine tackles against AIC, with two tackles for loss Had seven tackles in the victory at Richmond Made six tackles at New Hampshire, with three tackles for loss and a pass breakup Recorded four tackles games against Maine, North Carolina State and Northeastern.
2001: Started as one of UMass inside linebackers for the majority of the season Played in all 11 games, starting eight times Earned Academic All-Atlantic 10 honors Ranked second on the team with 83 total tackles on the season, including 60 solo stops Also totaled eight tackles for loss, four sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and four quarterback hurries Recorded a career-best 17 tackles against Richmond in the season finale, including a sack and two tackles for loss Led the team with 12 tackles in the victory over Rhode Island, with a sack, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble Totaled nine tackles at Maine Made five tackles in the win over Northeastern Recorded nine tackles in the victory over James Madison, with two sacks and one interception Had nine tackles and a quarterback hurry at Hofstra Totaled seven tackles at Delaware Made four tackles and recovered a fumble at Marshall Had seven total tackles, with one tackle for loss, against William & Mary in the season opener Named to the Athletic Directors Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters, in addition to making the Deans List in the spring.
2000: Played in nine games on the season, as a reserve linebacker and on special teams Totaled four tackles on the year Made a pair of tackles in the victory over Maine Had one tackle at Northeastern Made a tackle against New Haven in his first collegiate game Named to the Athletic Directors Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.
Before UMass: Made 157 tackles during his senior season at Oakton High School, with 18 tackles for loss and four sacks Finished his career with 257 total tackles Named teams Defensive MVP following senior season, while also being named Defensive Player of the Year by the Sun Gazette and the Connection Earned first team All-Northern Region honors in 1999, in addition to being named honorable mention All-State and All-Metropolitan A two-time first team All-Concorde District selection A three-time Concorde District champion in wrestling Finished second in the state at 171 pounds as a junior, and fourth at 189 pounds as a senior Went 97-20 in wrestling during his high school career, and was named team MVP in 1999 Earned first team All-District and second team All-Region honors in lacrosse.
Personal: Full name is Mark Andrew Kimener Son of John and Carol Kimener Born August 5, 1981, in Alexandria, Va. Majoring in Sociology.
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