15 Michael Omar
On Omar: Junior college transfer wide receiver who will be in the rotation of top four wideouts ... A great route runner with good speed ... Tough player who was part of a junior college national championship team.
Played in all 13 games, starting three times.
Third on the team with 44 catches for 530 yards along with two touchdowns receiving and a rushing touchdown.
Career-game in NCAA Quarterfinals at #4 Southern Illinois (12/1) as he had 10 catches for 114 yards. First career 10-catch game and 100-yard game at UMass.
Four catches for 50 yards in NCAAs vs. Fordham (11/24).
Tied career-high with five catches for 61 yards at #22 Hofstra (11/17).
On Senior Day scored on a 21-yard TD pass from Liam Coen in win over #14 UNH (11/10). Had three catches for 45 yards.
Three catches for 16 yards at Rhode Island (11/3).
Grabbed four balls for 40 yards at William & Mary (10/27).
UMass career-best five catches for 74 yards vs. Northeastern (10/20), including season-long 29-yard grab.
Made two catches vs. Villanova (10/13) for 29 yards.
At Boston College (9/29), had two catches for 18 yards.
Had a 14-yard catch at Maine (9/22).
First career multi-touchdown game with a 10-yard reception and 10-yard rush on a lateral in win over #23 Towson (9/15). Had three catches for 61 yards overall.
Had two catches for eight yards vs. Holy Cross (9/1)
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Junior college transfer who is seeing time at receiver in his first year at UMass. A good route runner with good speed.
Played in first four games and had five catches for 103 yards. In 11 games this year, had seven catches for 140 yards (20.0 per catch).
Caught one ball for four yards at #2 Montana (12/8).
Had first catch ¬-- for 33-yard touchdown catch -- since Villanova (9/16), in NCAA First Round vs. Lafayette (11/25).
Saw limited action in three games (Nov. 4-18) as he recovered from injury.
Had surgery to repair a knee injury on Oct. 7 and out until Oct. 28.
Grabbed three balls for 79 yards at Villanova (9/16) including 43-yard bomb from Coen -- longest UMass play of year.
First UMass start at Navy (9/9) and had one catch for 11 yards.
In his UMass debut had a catch for 13 yards vs. Colgate (9/2).
Helped Grossmont Junior College to the National JUCO Football Championship with 44 catches for 785 yards and four TDs.
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As A Freshman and Sophomore In 2004-05 (At Grossmont College): Helped Grossmont College in EL Cajon, Calif., to the National Junior College Championship, as named by GridWire ... Led Griffins to the California State Community College Football Championship ... Named Second Team All-League ... As a sophomore had 44 receptions for 785 yards and four touchdowns.
Before College: Graduated from Deer Valley High School in Antioch, Calif. ... Served as team captain as a senior ...Earned team's "Tough As Nails Award" as a senior ...
Personal: Michael Omar ... Born April 2, 1986 ... Son of Carla and Fahmi Omar ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
CAREER STATISTICS AT UMASS (Receiving)
Year GP No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg.
2006 11/1 7 140 20.0 1 43
2007 13/3 44 530 12.0 2 29
Totals 24/4 51 670 13.1 3 43
Recepts: 10 at Southern Illinois (12/1/07)
Receiving Yards: 114 at Southern Illinois (12/1/07)
Long Reception: 43 at Villanova (9/16/06)
Touchdowns: 2 vs. Towson (9/15/07)
Rushing Touchdown: 1 vs. Towson (9/15/07)