All-Atlantic 10 Conference candidate Will serve as one of UMass co-captains this season Two-year starter at outside linebacker, who looks to move to inside linebacker this season Outstanding player with great athleticism and physical toughness Moved from the defensive backfield to linebacker during the spring of 1999 Has also been a contributor on special teams Has played in 32 career games, starting 26 times.
2001: Played in 10 games at outside linebacker, starting every time Missed the Maine game due to injury Ranked fifth on the team with 68 total tackles on the season, including 41 solo stops Also had six tackles for loss, an interception, three pass breakups and two fumble recoveries Made nine tackles in the victory over Rhode Island, with one tackle for loss Totaled nine tackles, two fumble recoveries and a tackle for loss in the win over Northeastern Had nine tackles with one tackle for loss and a pass breakup at Villanova Recorded four tackles and two pass breakups in the victory over James Madison Totaled 10 tackles and two quarterback hurries at Hofstra Led the team with a career-high 14 total tackles at Delaware, to go along with a forced fumble and two tackles for loss Recorded six tackles against William & Mary in the season opener, with one tackle for loss and one interception which he returned for 27 yards Named to the Deans List and the Athletic Directors Honor Roll in the spring semester.
2000: Played in every game of the season at outside linebacker, starting 10 times Made 49 total tackles on the season, with five tackles for loss, four quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles Had three tackles at Rhode Island Made two tackles and forced a fumble against Delaware Had six tackles against AIC with a tackle for loss and a forced fumble Made nine tackles in victory at Northeastern Had eight tackles against Hofstra Totaled seven tackles against New Haven, with three tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery Made five tackles at Richmond.
1999: The top reserve for the Minutemen at outside linebacker Played in 11 games, starting six times (against Northeastern, Maine, Delaware, Rhode Island, Richmond and William & Mary) Ranked ninth on the team in tackles with 46 Also had eight tackles for loss, four sacks and two interceptions Had four tackles at William & Mary, including one tackle for loss Totaled five tackles and a pass breakup at Richmond Had eight tackles against Rhode Island, while also forcing a fumble and making a sack for 10 yards Tied his season-high with 10 tackles in the victory at Delaware, including three fourth-quarter sacks for 20 yards Named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week and the ECAC / Budget Division I-AA Rookie of the Week following the Delaware game Recorded a season-high 10 tackles at Maine, including one for loss Intercepted two passes against Northeastern, one of which he returned 37 yards for a touchdown, while also making one tackle Named the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week following the Northeastern game Had four tackles against New Hampshire in his first collegiate game, including one for loss.
1998: Redshirted Named to the Athletic Directors Honor Roll in the fall semester.
Before UMass: Played for Mike Pettine at Central Bucks West High School, one of the nations top high school football programs Started at quarterback and defensive back in high school Led Central Bucks West to a perfect 15-0 record and the Pennsylvania state championship during his senior season His high school was ranked No. 4 in the final USA Today national rankings First team All-State pick as a defensive back by the Associated Press as a senior First team All-Philadelphia Area and All-Suburban 1 Power 10 League selection during his senior season Recorded 81 tackles (42 solo) with three interceptions as a senior Ran for 1,090 yards and 13 touchdowns and passed for 718 yards and seven touchdowns in his senior campaign Participated in the Bucks County All-Star Game after his senior season.
Personal: Full name is Corey Ryan Potter Son of Colleen and Michael Potter Born April 29, 1980, in Doylestown, Pa. Attended the same high school as senior tight end Greg Ward Majoring in Sociology.
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