4   Lance Overby
Lance Overby


Staten Island, N.Y.

High School:
Staten Island Tech H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 194


Looks to once again see a good deal of action in the secondary ... Listed as the backup to Jeremy Robinson at free saftey entering the season ... Made the transition from outside linebacker to defensive back prior to his sophomore season ... Has played in 25 career games, making four starts.

1998:Backup to Jeremy Robinson at the free safety spot ... Played in all 15 games on the year, starting four times (against Villanova, New Hampshire, Maine and at home against Connecticut) ... Served as UMass' nickel back, while also seeing a good deal of action on special teams ... Had 57 tackles on the season, 31 of them solo stops ... Had seven pass breakups, one interception and one forced fumble on the season ... Tied a career-high with 10 tackles (nine solo) against Georgia Southern in the NCAA championship game ... Made five tackles in NCAA quarterfinal win over Lehigh, including a sack for 13 yards ... Picked up his first career interception at McNeese State in the NCAA first round, returning it for nine yards ... Set a career-high with 10 tackles in the Maine game ... Made eight tackles, forced a fumble and broke up a pass at New Hampshire ... Had eight tackles and a pass breakup against Villanova ... Ran back an interception for 13 yards, after Brian Smith picked off a pass and lateraled it to him at Connecticut.

1997:Saw action in all 11 games as an outside linebacker and on special teams ... Finished the year with 13 total tackles (six solo) ... Made a season-high four tackles against Richmond ... Posted three tackles at Buffalo ... Also recorded two-tackle efforts at James Madison and vs. Hofstra ... Began the year as a running back, but switched to outside linebacker during fall practice.

1996:Redshirted. Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at quarterback for Dennis Bellentoni at Staten Island Tech ... Completed 61 percent of his passes for 13 touchdowns with only two interceptions during his senior season ... Led his high school team to the New York City Metropolitan Championship, throwing for two touchdowns in the 18-0 title game victory over Flushing ... Named to the New York Times and New York Daily News All-Star teams ... Member of the Staten Island Advance All-Star team ... Team captain as a senior.

Personal:Full name is Lance Kilpatrick Overby ... Son of Mosezetta Overby ... Born July 7, 1978 in New York, N.Y. ... Majoring in Education.

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