As A Junior In 2014:Game-By-Game Statistics Started on the defensive line in three of his 12 games played ... Amassed 43 tackles (8-35), including 5.5 TFLs, with two pass breakups and a pair of blocked kicks ... Started at nose tackle and assisted on one stop against Boston College (8/30) ... Made a career-high six tackles (1-5) against Colorado (9/6), which included an assisted-TFL ... Added two takedowns, including an assisted TFL, and a pass breakup at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Earned three tackles (1-2) at Penn State (9/20) ... Blocked an extra point and helped out on three tackles, including a TFL, against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Broke up a pass and made four tackles (2-2) at Kent State (10/11) to help the Minutemen to their 40-17 win ... Blocked a field goal and assisted on four tackles, including a pair of TFLs, against Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Earned four tackles (1-3) during the win over Ball State (11/12) ... Capped 2014 with a career-high eight takedowns (2-6), including two TFLs covering four yards, against Buffalo (11/28).
As A Sophomore In 2013:Game-By-Game Statistics Started in two of the nine games he played in ... Recorded nine total tackles ... Also had an assisted-sack for a loss of three yards ... Appeared in the lineup at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Had one assisted stop as a nose tackle against Maine (9/7) ... Made his first collegiate start at defensive tackle and produced a solo stop at Kansas State (9/14) ... Subbed in as a defensive tackle against Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Assisted on one stop at Bowling Green (10/5) ... Assisted on one tackle against Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 ... Made an appearance in the lineup at Buffalo (10/19) ... Helped out on two tackles against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Assisted on three stops, including his first collegiate sack as he combined with Brandon Potvin to drop No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2) quarterback Jordan Lynch for a five-yard loss.
As A Freshman In 2012:Game-By-Game Statistics Played in seven games, seeing time on special teams and the defensive line ... Made one solo stop against Indiana (9/8) ... Added an assisted tackle against Ohio (9/29) ... Made appearances against No. 17 Michigan (9/15), Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 22, Western Michigan (10/6), Bowling Green (10/20) and Northern Illinois (11/3).
Before UMass: Served as team captain in 2011 ... Led Abraham Lincoln High School to the New York City Championship with a 13-0 record ... Named to the all-city and all-state teams ... Had 10 sacks as a senior in 2011 ... Played for head coach Shawn O'Connor.
Personal: Robert Anthony Kitching III ... Born November 22, 1994 in Manhattan, N.Y. ... Son of Robert Kitching and Renee Moss ... Majoring in psychology.
Career Highs Tackles: 7 (1-6), at Toledo (10/25/14) TFLs: 1.0 (1-0), at Toledo (10/25/14) Sacks: 0.5, vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13) Pass Breakups: 1, at Vanderbilt (9/13/14) Extra Points Blocked: 1, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14) Field Goals Blocked: 1, vs. Eastern Michigan (10/18/14)