On Rosario: Competing for playing time at middle (MIKE) linebacker ... Physical, hard-hitting player ... Will take over as starting long snapper with graduation of Jason Leonard ... Comes off a good spring and continues to grow into a solid football player.
As a junior in 2006: Played in 14 of 15 games, making 15 tackles with five solo and 10 assists ... Also had one pass break-up and TFL ... Two tackles including a TFL vs. Lafayette (11/25) ... Three stops vs. Rhode Island (10/21) ... Two tackles and a pass break-up vs. William & Mary (10/7) ... Three tackles vs. Stony Brook (9/23) ... Made a tackle at Navy (9/9).
As a sophomore in 2005: Physical linebacker who saw a lot of time as a back-up to senior captain Serge Tikum at middle linebacker ... Played in all 11 games, starting once ... Also serves as a long snapper on kicks ... Had 30 tackles and two interceptions ... Made six tackles at Hofstra (11/19) to tie his career-high ... Three tackles at Army (11/12) and at Delaware (11/5) ... Returned a fourth-quarter interception 89 yards for a touchdown at Maine (10/22). It was the longest interception return since Anton McKenzie's 96-yarder in 2002 ... Picked off first career pass vs. Northeastern (10/8), also made career-high six tackles as defense held NU to just 72 yards ... Made two tackles at Colgate (9/10) ... Made first career start at Richmond (9/1), made career-high five tackles.
As a freshman in 2004: True freshman who played on special teams in all 11 games ... Took over as starting long snapper with injury to Jason Leonard ... Started the season with four tackles, including the Special Teams Hit of the Week, and a forced fumble late in the game at Delaware State (9/4) ... Tallied two tackles and broke up a pass against Hofstra (11/20).
Before UMass: Played for Coach Donald Davis at Eastside High School ... Three-time First-Team All-Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League selection ... Two-time First-Team All-Area pick by the Herald News and the Newark Star-Ledger during his senior season ... Also a New Jersey Super 100 Team selection and a Second-Team All-Passaic County Coaches Association pick ... Totaled 117 total tackles during his senior year, with 66 solo stops, 20 quarterback hurries, 17 tackles for loss and six forced fumbles ... Also a member of the baseball team at Eastside, where he pitched and played first base.
Personal: Cesar Rosario ... Born July 7, 1986 in Paterson, N.J. ... Son of Maria and Edito Rosario ... Majoring in Sociology.
CAREER STATISTICS (Defense) Year GP UT AT TT Sacks TFL Int PBU 2004 11/0 7 1 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 2005 11/1 15 15 30 0-0 0-0 2-93 2 2006 14/0 5 10 15 0-0 1-2 0-0 1 Totals 36/1 27 26 53 0-0 1-2 2-93 4
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