The UMass Football Team had special tributes to the victims of the Boston Marathon Attacks on Saturday, April 20, including special jerseys dedicated to those who died. Additionally, at halftime, runners who were unable to finish the Marathon were invited to 'Cross The Finish Line' as the Minutemen and fans cheered them on.
As A Redshirt Senior In 2015:Jim Thorpe Award Watch List (awarded to top defensive back nationally) ... Phil Steele Preseason All-MAC First Team Defensive Back ... AthlonSports Preseason All-MAC First Team Defensive Back
As A Redshirt Junior In 2014:Game-By-Game Statistics All-MAC Second Team Cornerback ... Phil Steele Midseason All-MAC Second Team Corner Back ... Phil Steele Preseason All-MAC Fourth Team Cornerback ... Fifth on the squad with 67 tackles (39-28) and led UMass with 18 passes defended, 14 pass breakups and four interceptions ... Also added a fumble recovery and forced fumble ...His 29 career pass breakups put him fourth all-time in program history and only three from tying Don Caparotti (32; 1989-92) for third ... His passes defended total (18) in 2014 ties him for third-most in the nation among NCAA Division I FBS competitors through the end of the 2014 season ... Tied a then-career high with seven tackles, including five solos, and returned an intercepted Tyler Murphy pass 20 yards against Boston College on Aug. 30 ... The interception versus BC was the fourth of his career while his second tackle of the afternoon gave him 100 for his UMass tenure ... Intercepted a Sefo Liufau pass against Colorado (9/6) and returned it to the two yard line to set up a Jamal Wilson touchdown run ... His pick against Colorado was his second in as many games during the season and the fifth of his career ... Also tied a career high with seven tackles, including five solo stops, against the Buffaloes ... Provided four tackles (1-3) and one pass breakup at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Earned eight stops, including five solos, and a pass breakup at Penn State (9/20) ... Notched his third interception of the season as one of three pass breakups against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Added seven tackles (3-4) versus the Falcons ... Set a career best with 10 tackles (8-2) at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 to go with a pair of pass breakups ... Helped out on two tackles and broke up a pair of passes when the Minutemen defeated Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Totaled five solo tackles and a pair of pass breakups at Toledo (10/25) ... Secured six tackles (2-4), including a TFL, and his fourth interception of the season in the win over Ball State (11/12) ... Added two pass breakups, a solo tackle, forced fumble and a fumble recovery at Akron (11/18) ... Ended 2014 with a nine-tackle performance against Buffalo (11/28).
As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2013:Game-By-Game Statistics Started all 11 of the games he played in ... Recorded 45 total tackles, including two for a loss of nine yards ... Had one interception on the season ... Led the team in both pass breakups (12) and fumbles recovered (three) ... Also tied the team lead with two forced fumbles ... Added one blocked kick and one fumble return ... Started at cornerback and recorded six tackles while tying a single-game personal-best of two pass breakups at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Tallied one stop against Maine (9/7) ... Earned another solo tackle at Kansas State (9/14), recovered a fumble and blocked a PAT attempt ... Made five stops, including a pair of solo takedowns, and picked off Austyn Carta-Samuels first pass attempt when the Minutemen faced SEC opponent Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Tied a single-game career-high with seven stops (1-6) at Bowling Green while adding a pass breakup in the secondary ... Helped out on a pair of stops and broke up a pass against Miami (Ohio) during UMass' 17-10 victory on Oct. 12 ... Provided six solo tackles, including a TFL for a five-yard loss, and a pair of pass breakups at Buffalo (10/19) ... Assisted on a trio of takedowns and broke up one pass against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Made two solo stops, including a TFL, recovered a fumble and broke up two passes against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2) ... Made six tackles, forced a pair of fumbles, broke up two passes and recovered a fumble against Akron (11/16).
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2012:Game-By-Game Statistics Started all 12 games ... Finished fourth on the squad with 53 tackles (30-23) while recording two interceptions, four pass breakups and a TFL ... Earned at least five tackles in six games on the year, including four of the last five ... Had five takedowns (4-1) and deflected two passes in his collegiate debut at Connecticut (8/30) ... Had four stops against Indiana (9/8) and #17 Michigan (9/15), recording a pair of solo tackles and two assisted takedowns in each contest ... Made his first career interception at Akron (11/10) to go with five tackles (4-1) ... Set a season-high of seven stops (1-6), to go with an assisted TFL and a pick, vs. Buffalo (11/17) ... Ended the season with four tackles (2-2) and a pass break up against Central Michigan (11/23).
As A Freshman In 2011: Redshirted the year and entered 2012 with four seasons of eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Named to the Boston Globe First-Team All-Defense at Martha's Vineyard High School ... ESPN Boston MIAA All-State Defensive Back ... Honored as an Old Spice Player of the Year in Massachusetts ... Eastern Athletic Conference All-Star as a junior and senior ... Four-time Air Force National Player of the Week ... Named Great American Rivalry Series MVP for games vs. Nantucket in 2010 ... Rushed for a school single-game record 247 yards as a tailback ... AlsohHolds school record for high jump with a mark of 6-feet, 2-inches.
Personal: Randall Jamal Jette ... Born on March 27, 1993 ... Son of Albert and Grace ... Brother of Keisha and Kendall.
Career Highs Tackles: 10 (8-2), at Miami (Ohio) (10/4/14) Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (1-0), twice, last vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13) Interceptions: 1, 6x, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14) Interception Return Yards: 29, vs. Colorado (9/6/14) Pass Breakups: 3, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14) Fumbles Forced: 2, vs. Akron (11/16/13) Fumbles Recovered: 1, 2x, last vs. #17 N. Illinois (11/2/13) PATs Blocked: 1, at Kansas State (9/14/13)