Solid tackler with a good work ethic ? Will compete for a backup spot along the defensive line ? Has played in 15 career games.
1998:A second string defensive end ? Played in all 15 games on the season ? Had 27 tackles on the year, including five tackles for loss and 13 solo stops ? Had a sack for six yards against Georgia Southern in the NCAA championship game ? Made two tackles for loss among his five total tackles at Rhode Island ? Had four tackles at New Hampshire ? Made two tackles in the James Madison game.
1997:Redshirted. Before UMass: Played for Fred Oliveri at Curtis High School ? Recorded 108 tackles, six quarterback sacks, four fumble recoveries and two interceptions during his senior season ? Named a co-recipient of the Fabbri Award, honoring the Player of the Year on Staten Island ? Four-team All-State choice in his senior year ? Named to the New York Daily News All-Star team as a senior ? Posted 181 tackles, 23 fumble recoveries, 21 sacks and three interceptions during his high school career.
Personal:Full name is Joseph A. Romero ? Son of Enid Lopez and Juan Romero ? Born November 11, 1979 in Manhattan, N.Y. ? Majoring in Sport Management.
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