On Omar: Senior receiver who missed spring football with surgery, but expected to be full strength in camp ... Will push for playing time as a third or fourth wideout ... A great route runner with good speed ... Tough player who was part of a junior college national championship team.
As a junior in 2006: In 11 games this year, had seven catches for 140 yards (20.0 per catch) ... Played in first four games and had five catches for 103 yards, but suffered an injury limiting him later in the season ... 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).
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 A. Omar ... Born April 2, 1986 ... Son of Carla and Fahmi Omar ... Majoring in Communication.
CAREER STATISTICS AT UMASS (Receiving) Year GP No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg. 2006 11/1 7 140 20.0 1 43
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