11   Richard Lucero
Richard Lucero


Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
South Mountain H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195


Enrolled at UMass for the spring 2000 semester, and took part in spring practice ? Has two years of eligibility remaining ? Looks to contend for the starting spot at quarterback during fall practice ? A fiery competitor with excellent arm strength and accuracy ? Brings athleticism and experience to the field.

Before UMass: A transfer from Phoenix College, where he played for coach John Allen ? Completed 258 of 421 passes for 2,964 yards and 24 touchdowns in 1999 ? Tied a national junior college single-game record with eight touchdown passes against Arizona Western on Sept. 11, 1999 ? Named the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) Player of the Year following his sophomore season ? Earned All-America honors from J.C. Gridwire in 1999 ? Named first team All-ACCAC and second team All-Western States Football League last year ? Played his high school ball for coach Cleveland Dansby at South Mountain (Ariz.) High School ? Earned All-State honors in 1997 from USA Today, the Arizona Republic and the Phoenix Gazette ? Received the Fred Enke Award as the top high school quarterback in Arizona ? Also a member of the baseball and track teams at South Mountain.

Personal: Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.

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