55   Mark Kimener
Mark Kimener


Oakton, Va.

High School:
Oakton H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 248


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 Director?s Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters, in addition to making the Dean?s 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 Director?s 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 team?s 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.

Kimener?s Defensive Statistics

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