Will compete for playing time at outside linebacker ? Also contributes on special teams ? Has played in 11 career games.
2001: Played in all 11 games as a backup outside linebacker ? Also a key contributor on special teams ? Made 12 total tackles on the season ? Also returned six kickoffs for 61 yards ? Had a fumble recovery against Richmond ? Broke up a pass at Maine ? Recorded four tackles and a quarterback hurry in the victory over Northeastern ? Made two tackles in the victory over James Madison ? Had the first interception of his collegiate career and one tackle against New Hampshire, in addition to returning two kickoffs for 24 yards ? Recorded two solo tackles at Marshall, with one tackle for loss.
Before UMass: Played for coach Ed Nizwantowski at Veterans Memorial High School ? Served as team captain during his senior season ? Selected to the Boston Globe All-Scholastic team as a senior ? A 1998 and 1999 Greater Boston League All-Star and Lynn Item All-Star ? Named team MVP in 1999, and defensive MVP in 1998 ? Played in the 1999 Shriner?s All-Star Game and Agganis All-Star Game ? Also a member of the track team at Veterans Memorial ? Received the 1998 Timonty Michalek Award for Leadership.
Personal: Full name is Steven C. Petrone ? Son of Leonard and Sandra Petrone ? Born February 11, 1982, in Lynn, Mass. ? Majoring in Sociology.
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