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11   Jason Peebler
Jason Peebler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Modesto, Calif.

High School:
Modesto Central Catholic H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 202

Position:
WR


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2004 UPDATE • One of the nation's premier wide receivers and game-breakers.

• Preseason All-American by I-AA.org

• Preseason first-team All-Atlantic 10 wide receiver.

• 28th in the nation in receiving yards per game (88.7) and fifth in the Atlantic 10.

• 19.4 yards per catch average in second-best in UMass history.

• Second all-time at UMass in career receiving yards (2,395).

• Second all-time in career receiving touchdowns (27)

• Third all-time at UMass in career receptions (123).

• Sixth player in UMass history with 100 career catches.

• Has at least one reception in last 22 games he has played in.

• Has began 2004 with a splash, posting three consecutive 100-yard receiving games.

• Finished with nine career 100-yard receiving games.

• Has hauled in a Tim Day pass of 50-or-more yards on seven occasions, five in the three games, (80, 50, 58, 64, 50 and 53).

• Has team-high 40 catches for 815 yards (20.4 yards per catch) and eight TD's this season. Leads team in receving yards and average.

• Caught a career-best eight passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns, including a 56-yard toss from Tim Day in the win over Hofstra (11/20).

• Hauled in three passes for 35 yards and a touchdown at Northeastern (11/6).

• Went over 100-yard mark for first time since third game of the season with 101 yards on six catches vs. Maine (10/30), grabbed a 53-yard TD pass from Tim Day in homecoming win.

• Returned to form with six catches for 96 yards at Rhode Island (10/23), including 39-yard TD strike from Tim Day.

• Caught his 100th career reception -- for 41 yards -- at New Hampshire (10/16), as he had three catches for 51 yards. Also passed the 2,000-yard receiving mark in career in game.

• Snagged three passes for 20 yards at James Madison (10/9), also had three kickoff returns for 37 yards.

• Grabbed five balls for 70 yards at Boston College (10/2), also returned three kickoffs for 66 yards.

• Had his third straight 100-yard game with 4-130 and a 50-yard touchdown vs. Richmond (9/18).

• Four catches for 161 yards and two TD's vs. Colgate (9/11).

• Began year with five catches for 144 yards and a pair of TD's at Delaware State.

• 2003 CSTV second-team All-American

• Named to New England writers I-AA All-Star team.

• Honored as second-team All-Atlantic wide receiver in 2003.

• Versatile player who played at running back in 2002, gaining 141 yards on 27 carries including 127 yards vs. Central Connecticut (9/7/02).

2004 OUTLOOK Returning All-American, who should once again be among the nation's top wide receivers ... Should also see action as a kickoff returner ... Has extraordinary speed and versatility ... Can make a big play every time he touches the ball ... Ranks second all-time at UMass in career touchdown receptions (17) and career yards per catch (18.9), while standing seventh in career receiving yards (1,419) ... Has played in 30 career games, starting 18 times.

2003: One of UMass' starting wide receivers ... Earned second team All-America honors from College Sports Television ... Named to the New England Football Writers Division I-AA All-Star team ... A second team All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection ... Saw action in 11 games, making nine starts (missed the Villanova and Hofstra games due to injury) ... Caught a team-best 50 passees for 1,003 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season ... Set a school single season record with an average of 20.1 yards per catch, while placing second on the single season lists for receiving touchdowns, third for receiving yards and 10th for receptions ... Also returned nine kickoffs for 186 yards, and totaled 1,187 all-purpose yards ... Led the team in scoring with 78 points on 13 touchdowns ... Two-time Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week selection, following the New Hampshire and Richmond games ... Also named ESPN / USA Today Division I-AA Offensive Player of the Week and Dinn Brothers UMass Athlete of the Week after the victory over Richmond, in addition to being selected to the ECAC Division I-AA Honor Roll ... Caught seven passes for 143 yards against Richmond, with three touchdown receptions (of 20, 23 and 38 yards) ... Totaled 177 receiving yards and two scores on five catches in the victory over New Hampshire, including an 82-yard touchdown reception (the second longest pass play in school history) ... Received the Bill Knight Trophy as the MVP of the UMass-New Hampshire game ... His 177 receiving yards against New Hampshire were the third highest single game total in school history, while his average of 35.4 yards per catch set a UMass single game record ... Caught six passes for 132 yards and three touchdowns at Delaware ... Recorded eight catches for 116 yards and a touchdown in the win over James Madison, while also recording two kickoff returns for 63 yards ... Caught a team-high six passes for 85 yards in the season opener against Central Connecticut State ... Had two catches for 76 yards at Kansas State, including a 65-yard touchdown pass to give the Minutemen a 7-0 lead in the first quarter ... Totaled five receptions for 65 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the win over Rhode Island ... Recorded three catches for 70 yards against Colgate ... Had three receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown in the win over Northeastern ... Had three catches for 72 yards in the victory at William & Mary.

2002: Saw action as both a tailback and a wide receiver ... Also a key factor as a kickoff returner ... Played in eight games on the season, starting three times ... Missed the Villanova, James Madison, Delaware and New Hampshire games due to illness ... Ranked third on the team in rushing with 27 carries for 141 yards and two touchdowns ... Also caught eight passes for 185 yards and three scores, while returning 10 kickoffs for 183 yards ... Ranked fourth on the team with 509 all-purpose yards ... Named the Dinn Brothers UMass Athlete of the Week following the Central Connecticut game ... Rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries against Central Connecticut, in addition to catching a nine-yard touchdown pass ... Had two receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown at North Carolina State, in addition to bringing back two kickoffs for 42 yards ... Scored a touchdown on a 49-yard pass against Hofstra, in addition to returning three kickoffs for 58 yards ... Returned two kickoffs for 42 yards and made one tackle in the victory at Rhode Island ... Caught one pass for 21 yards in the victory at Richmond, while rushing three times for eight yards ... Ran three times for seven yards and returned two kickoffs for 24 yards at Northeastern ... Caught two passes for 17 yards against AIC, while rushing once for four yards and returning a kickoff for 17 yards.

2001: One of the top wide receivers and kick returners for the Minutemen ... Played in all 11 games on the season, starting six times ... Ranked fifth on the team with 17 receptions for 231 yards and one touchdown on the season ... His 17 receptions were the third most ever recorded by a UMass freshman ... Also rushed six times for 52 yards and returned six kickoffs for 110 yards ... Made two tackles on special teams ... Caught three passes for 29 yards in the victory over Rhode Island ... Had three receptions for 29 yards at Villanova ... Made three catches for 58 yards and the first touchdown of his collegiate career in the win over James Madison, while also returning two kickoffs for 32 yards ... Had a season-long 38-yard reception against New Hampshire ... Caught two passes for 35 yards at Hofstra ... Totaled two receptions for 13 yards, two carries for 28 yards and two kickoff returns for 31 yards at Marshall.

Before UMass: Played for coach Mike Glines at Modesto Central Catholic High School ... Caught 13 passes for 453 yards and seven touchdowns during his senior season, with an average of almost 35 yards per reception ... Also rushed for 1,458 yards and 20 touchdowns on 125 carries, averaging nearly 12 yards per rush ... Totaled 2,368 all-purpose yards and 193 points as a senior ... Served as Central Catholic's kicker, making 25 of 36 extra point attempts in 2000 ... Set school records for single season points scored (193), single game touchdowns (six against Patterson) and single game rushing yards (346 against Patterson) ... Named the Outstanding Offensive Player of the Trans Valley League ... Earned Division 4 All-State honors, in addition to being named All-San Joaquin District ... Also a member of the Modesto Central Catholic track team, where he ran a time of 10.9 in the 100-meter dash and long jumped 21'5".

Personal: Full name is Jason Adam Peebler ... Son of Grant Peebler and Rena Tiger ... Born March 19, 1983, in Modesto, Calif. ... Majoring in History.

Career Statistics (Receiving) Year GP No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg. 2001 11/6 17 231 13.6 1 38 2002 8/3 8 185 23.1 3 50 2003 11/9 50 1003 20.1 13 82 2004 11/10 48 976 20.3 10 80 Totals 41/28 123 2395 19.5 27 82

Career Statistics (Kickoff Returns) Year GP No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg. 2001 11/6 6 110 18.3 0 25 2002 8/3 10 183 18.3 0 36 2003 11/9 9 186 20.7 0 38 2004 11/10 2 143 17.2 0 29 Totals 41/28 33 622 18.9 0 36

CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 8 vs. James Madison (9/27/03), vs. Hofstra (11/20/04) Receiving Yards: 177 vs. New Hampshire (10/4/03) Long Reception: 82 vs. New Hampshire (10/4/03) Receiving Touchdowns: 3 twice (last at Delaware, 11/15/03) Long Kickoff Return: 38 vs. James Madison (9/27/03)

100-Yard Games: 9 (last vs. Hofstra, 11/20/04) Two-Touchdown Games: 7 (last vs. Hofstra, 11/20/04)

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