72   O.J. McBride
O.J. McBride

RS Senior

Sunrise, Fla.

High School:
Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 298



As A Redshirt Senior In 2005:

  • Suffering from hip injury which has limited him this season as he made his debut vs. Albany (9/17) after sitting out first two games.
  • Did not play vs. Northeastern (10/9) and may miss the rest of the season.
  • Aided Steve Baylark's 132-yard rushing game vs. Rhode Island (9/24).

    General: Returns as starting right tackle as a fifth-year senior ... A very athletic player who makes up for being a little undersized at his position... Blocks very well on the run and always stays on his feet.

    As A Redshirt Junior In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
    Starting right tackle, started first five games this season ... Based on coaches' grading system, earned an 80 percent mark for his work on assignments, technique, hands and feet ... Allowed just three sacks all season ... Had 33 knockdowns ... Part of UMass' line which allowed just nine sacks on 344 passing plays, one every 38 pass attempts ... Missed game at James Madison (10/9) with an ankle injury ... Returned to action at New Hampshire (10/16), seeing limited time and played in limited role over the last four games.

    As A Junior In 2003: Missed the entire year due to injury ... Received a medical redshirt.

    As A Sophomore In 2002: Game-By-Game Statistics
    The starting right tackle for the Minutemen ... Also saw action at left tackle ... Played in eight games on the season, starting seven times ... Missed the Richmond, Maine, Villanova and James Madison games due to injury ... Part of the offensive line which paved the way for the Minutemen to rush for 166.1 yards per game, while supplying pass protection to let UMass throw for 203.9 yards per contest ... Made a tackle against Central Connecticut.

    As A Freshman In 2001: Game-By-Game Statistics
    Saw action in nine games as a reserve offensive lineman ... Most of his playing time came at guard, while he also saw some action at tackle ... Earned his lone start of the season at Hofstra ... Part of the offensive line which allowed UMass to average 300.1 yards of total offense per game on the season.

    Before UMass: Played for coach James Mathisen at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. ... Named first team All-County by both the Miami Herald and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel following his senior season ... A starter in both the Dade County-Broward County All-Star Game and the Broward County North-South All-Star Game.

    Personal: Full name is Oswald Juan McBride ... Son of Pamela and Raymond Russell ... Born February 28, 1983, in the Bahamas ... Majoring in sociology.

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