46   Michael Torres
Michael Torres


Thiells, N.Y.

High School:
Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 185



• Placekicker who is sharing duties with Matt Goldstein.

• Emerged as the starter on kickoffs this season.

• Finished third in the A-10 in PAT kicking percentage (96.4).

• Has taken 44 of UMass' 52 kickoffs this season with five touchbacks.

• Returning starter from last season, who has made 2/5 field goals this season, and is 27/28 on kicking extra points.

• Converted on all four extra-point chances vs. Hostra (11/20).

• Made 1-of-2 extra points at Northeastern (11/6).

• Made all five extra-points vs. Maine (10/30). • Had a 24-yard field goal and five extra-points at New Hampshire (10/16). Also had a touchback on a kickoff from UMass 20-yard line after penalty.

• Made three PAT's vs. Colgate (9/11).

• Converted all six extra-point chances and made a 38-yard field goal at Delaware State (9/4). Six PAT's matched career best, set vs. Delaware (11/15/03).

• Made 40/44 extra-points last season -- a school record for PATs as well as 9/15 field goals.

• Is a five-handicap golfer.


Top returning placekicker for the Minutemen ... Handles the kickoff duties as well ... A good kicker with great leg strength ... Could also see action as a punter ... Tied for ninth all-time at UMass in career field goals made (nine) ... Has played in 13 career games.

2003: The top placekicker for the Minutemen ... Saw action in all 13 games ... Converted nine of 15 field goals (60.0 percent) and 40 of 44 extra points (.909 percent) ... Set a UMass single season record for extra points made (40), while tying the school single season mark for extra points attempted (44) ... Placed eighth on the UMass single season list for field goals made, and 10th for field goal percentage ... Also made two tackles on special teams ... Hit a 38-yard field goal and five of six extra points in the victory over New Hampshire ... Made a season-long 46-yard field goal (the longest by a UMass kicker since 1994) and all four of his extra point attempts in the win over James Madison ... Converted his only field goal attempt, a 33-yarder, and was successful on all six of his extra-point attempts at Delaware ... Was a perfect four-of-four on extra points attempts and hit a 26-yard field goal in the victory over Rhode Island ... Connected on a 37-yard field goal in the win at Maine, in addition to making all three of his extra point attempts ... Hit three of four extra point attempts and a 28-yard field goal in the Richmond win ... Made a pair of field goals, from 28 and 26 yards, in the victory at Villanova, while converting his only extra point attempt ... Totaled six points on a 29-yard field goal and three extra points in the victory at William & Mary ... Hit on all four of his extra point attempts in the season opener against Central Connecticut State, while recording touchbacks on seven of eight kickoffs.

Before UMass: Played one year of post-graduate ball for coach John Shuman at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy ... Made nine of 13 field goal attempts with a long of 53 yards during his lone season at Fork Union ... Also had a punting average of 45.4 yards with a long punt of 85 yards, and recorded 26 touchbacks on kickoffs ... Previously played at North Rockland High School ... Hit four of seven field goals during his senior year, with a long of 55 yards ... Also punted for a 48.7 yard average as a senior with a long punt of 82 yards, while recording touchbacks on 52 of 55 kickoffs ... Played in the 2002 New York-New Jersey All-Star Game.

Personal: Full name is Michael Jay Torres ... Son of Anthony and Theresa Torres ... Born December 3, 1983, in the Bronx, N.Y. ... Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Career Statistics (Kicking) Year GP FG-A Long XP-A Pts. 2003 13/13 9/15 46 40/44 67 2004 10/9 2/5 38 27/28 33 Totals 23/22 11/20 46 67/72 100

CAREER HIGHS Total Points: 9 at Delaware (11/15/03) & at Delaware State (9/4/04) Most Field Goals: 2 at Villanova (10/25/03) Long Field Goal: 46 vs. James Madison (9/27/03) Extra-Points Made/Attempted: 6 at Delaware (11/15/03) & at Delaware State (9/4/04)

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