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70   Greg Niland
Greg Niland

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
East Bridgewater, Mass.

High School:
Coyle-Cassidy

Last College:
Northeastern

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 305

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
10/05/1988


Career Honors

  • 2010 CAA All-Conference First Team
  • 2010 All New England Football Team

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    As a redshirt senior in 2010:Game-By-Game Statistics
    PRONUNCIATION: NY-lund • Senior offensive lineman, who transferred to UMass for final season after playing at Northeastern. Played center and guard in preseason camp after being a left tackle at Northeastern for three years.
    • Started all 10 games at left guard in 2010.
    • Part of UMass line that has allowed just 13 sacks and an average of 172 rushing yards per game in 2010.
    • UMass ranks second in the CAA and 26th in NCAA in fewest sacks allowed at 1.3 per game.
    • In 2009, at Northeastern, blocked for a Huskies, as they averaged 130.8 rushing yards per game, including John Griffin who became the fifth Husky to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season.

    As a redshirt junior in 2009 at Northeastern: Blocked for a team that averaged 130.8 rushing yards per game, including John Griffin who became the fifth Husky to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season.

    As a redshirt sophomore in 2008 at Northeastern: Started all 12 games at left tackle for the Huskies ... Named to the CAA Football Academic All-Conference team.

    As a redshirt freshman in 2007 at Northeastern: Started 10 games at left tackle.

    As a freshman in 2006 at Northeastern: Redshirted season.

    High School: Lettered in football, hockey and track at Coyle-Cassidy High School in Taunton, Mass. ... Captained the football team his senior year ... Was named Eastern Athletic League MVP in 2005 ... Also named a Brockton Enterprise & Taunton Gazette All-Scholastic ... Was a member of the Gridiron Club of Boston Super 26 All-State team ... Helped football team to No. 1 ranking in Division 2 in 2004 ... Led hockey team to No. 1 ranking in Division 2 in 2005-06.

    Personal: Born Oct. 5, 1988 ... Uncle, Joe Lipinski, was captain of football team at Maine ... Majored in Finance & Insurance at Northeastern and currently majoring in Marketing.

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      vs Colorado 3:00 PM gametracker
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      at Vanderbilt 12:00 PM gametracker
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