As A Redshirt Senior In 2014:Game-By-Game Stats Nason Award recipient, given to the New England senior who has persevered against all odds to succeed in football ... Started in 11 of his 12 appearances on the defensive line ... Produced a single-season best 44 tackles (13-31), including 7.5 TFLs for 29 yards lost ... Earned 1.5 sacks as well ... Started the year with six tackles (3-3), including a one-yard TFL, against Boston College (8/30) ... Started at nose tackle and provided six stops (1-5), including a two-yard TFL, against Colorado (9/6) ... Earned three tackles (1-2) at Vanderbilt (9/13) and at Penn State (9/20) ... Helped out on a trio of stops against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Earned a pair of solo tackles, including a sack, at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Assisted on a pair of takedowns, including a TFL, at Kent State (10/11) ... Had four tackles (0-4), which included an assisted sack and a half-TFL, in the win over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Provided five takedowns (2-3), including a TFL, at Akron (11/18) ... Assisted on six tackles against Buffalo (11/30) in his final collegiate game.
As A Redshirt Junior In 2013:Game-By-Game Statistics
Started seven of the nine games he played in during the season ... Recorded eight solo tackles and 21 assisted stops, including an assisted TFL ... Also caused one forced fumble ... Started as a defensive tackle and registered a pair of assisted stops at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Secured a single-game career-high eight tackles (3-5) while forcing one fumble against Maine (9/7) ... Produced three solo stops when UMass traveled to Kansas State (9/14) ... Assisted on five tackles against Vanderbilt (9/21), including his 75th career stop ... Recorded four takedowns (1-3) at Bowling Green (10/5) ... Assisted on three tackles and had a quarterback hurry against Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 ... Produced a solo stop and helped out on one other at Buffalo (10/19) ... Did not play against Western Michigan (10/26), No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2) or Akron (11/16) due to injury.
As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2012:Game-By-Game Statistics Played in six games on special teams and as part of the defensive line, starting one contest ... Recorded 11 tackles (2-9) and a pass breakup ... Opened the year with a solo tackle at Connecticut (8/30) ... Assisted on three stops against Indiana (9/8) ... Had a season-high four stops (0-4) and a pass breakup vs. Bowling Green (10/20) ... Added two more takedowns (0-2) against Central Michigan (11/23) during the season finale.
As A Sophomore In 2011: Redshirted the 2011 season to enter 2012 with three years of eligibility remaining.
As A Freshman In 2010: Did not compete.
Before UMass: Played at Waltham High School for head coach Paul Mayberry, who was a lineman and 1990 all-American at UMass ... Named to Gridiron Club of Greater Boston's Super 26 All-State Team as a senior ... Selected as the Dual County League Defensive Player of the Year ... Also a DCL Champion in the discus and shot put.
Career Highs Tackles: 8 (3-5), vs. Maine (9/7/13) TFLs: 3.0 (3-0), vs. Colorado (9/6/14) Sacks: 1.0 (1-0), at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14)
Pass Breakups: 1, vs. Bowling Green (10/20/12) Fumbles Forced: 1, vs. Maine (9/7/13)