As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2014:Game-By-Game Statistics Was the starting right guard in six games and appeared in all 12 contests as the Minutemen averaged 27.3 points and 421.1 total offensive yards as a team in 2014 ... Helped create holes for the run game, which produced 109.3 yards on average while providing time for the quarterback unit to toss for 311.8 yards through the air per game, the 10th-most in NCAA Division I FBS through statistics available on Dec. 4 ... Rotated into the offensive line during the season-opener against Boston College (8/30), versus Colorado (9/6) and at Penn State (9/20) ... Helped hold down the offensive line as UMass gained 638 yards of total offense against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Was a reserve lineman for the Minutemen as the squad totaled 41 points and 554 yards of offense at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Started at right guard and helped open lanes for Lorenzo Woodley to rush for 160 yards and a touchdown at Kent State (10/11) ... The Minutemen rushed for 225 yards and five touchdowns on the ground with Boland's help on the offensive line against Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Started at right guard for UMass and protected Blake Frohnapfel as he threw for 438 yards passing with a school record-tying five touchdowns at Toledo (10/25).
As A Sophomore In 2013: Not a member of the active roster; enters 2014 with three seasons of eligibility remaining.
As A Freshman In 2012:Game-By-Game Statistics Played in seven games at left guard with six starts earned ... Appeared in the season-opener at Connecticut 8/30) ... Pulled in one reception at Akron (11/10) ... Also rotated into the contests against Indiana (9/8) and Vanderbilt (10/27) during non-conference play.
Before UMass: A First-Team All-Gazette, All-Metro, and all-conference selection ... Served as team captain in 2011 and was a two-time basketball captain ... Played for head coach Dan Paro.
Personal: Michael McCarthy Boland Jr. ... Born July 9, 1993 in Washington D.C. ... Son of Michael and Pam Boland ... Brother of Kelsey, Brooke and Maggie.