20   Raunny Rosario
Raunny Rosario

RS Senior

Lowell, Mass.

High School:
New Hampton (N.H.) Prep School

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 191



As A Reshirt Senior In 2005:

  • Reserve tailback who is quick and has great passion for the game.
  • Ran three times for 15 yards vs. Albany (9/17) late in the game.
  • Saw increased playing time vs. Richmond (9/1) after injury to Matt Lawrence, carried three times for seven yards.
  • Ran for 758 yards as a redshirt freshman, has seen limited playing time over the past three seasons.
  • First name is pronounced: RONNY

    General: Reserve running back who is quick and has great passion ... Will compete for time at tailback ... A very quick back who plays with tremendous passion ... Has lots of experience on special teams.

    As A Redshirt Junior In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
    Played in five games during the season ... Ran for 28 yards on nine carries at Delaware State (9/4) in season-opener ... Also pulled in his only pass reception of the season against the Hornets for eight yards ... At Rhode Island (10/23) made two tackles.

    As A Reshirt Sophomore In 2003: Game-By-Game Statistics
    Backup to Steve Baylark at tailback ... Saw action in six games, making one start ... Missed seven games due to injury ... Rushed 27 times for 103 yards on the season ... Had 11 carries for 55 yards in the win over Rhode Island ... Recorded 34 yards rushing on 10 carries at Colgate in the NCAA Playoffs ... Rushed for 12 yards on four carries in the season opener against Central Connecticut State ... Carried two times for two yards in the win at Villanova.

    As A Redshirt Freshman In 2002: Game-By-Game Statistics
    Served as the backup tailback for the Minutemen ... Received the Vic Fusia Award, as the team's most improved offensive player ... Saw action in all 12 games on the season, earning three starts ... Ranked second on the team in rushing with 758 yards and three touchdowns on 154 carries ... His 758 rushing yards were the second-highest single season total by a UMass freshman ... Also caught nine passes for 59 yards, and placed third on the team in all-purpose yards with 817 ... Named the Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Week following the victory over Central Connecticut ... Rushed 12 times for 116 yards and a touchdown against Central Connecticut, in addition to catching two passes for 15 yards ... Ran 17 times for 131 yards in the win at Richmond ... Had 14 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown against AIC ... Rushed 18 times for a team-best 71 yards in the victory over Villanova ... Ran for a team-high 72 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in the win at James Madison, while also catching three passes for 20 yards ... Totaled 58 yards on 10 carries at North Carolina State, with one reception for two yards ... Had 19 carries for 76 yards against Hofstra ... Carried 13 times for 53 yards in the victory over Maine ... Rushed 14 times for 45 yards in the win over Delaware ... Ran 10 times for 14 yards in the victory at Rhode Island ... Carried 11 times for 11 yards at Northeastern, while also catching two passes for nine yards.

    As A Freshman In 2001: Redshirted.

    Before UMass: Played one season for coach Craig Kozens at New Hampton (N.H.) Prep School ... Rushed for 770 yards and nine touchdowns in only six games during the 2000 season, while serving as team captain ... Set school records at Lowell High School for career rushing yards (3,669), career touchdowns (52), single season rushing yards (1,763 as a junior) and single season touchdowns (30 as a junior) ... A two-time Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic and All-State selection ... Named All-Merrimack Valley Conference three times ... 1998 Merrimack Valley Conference Player of the Year and Lowell Sun Offensive Player of the Year ... Also a member of the indoor track team at Lowell, where he went undefeated in the 55-meter dash.

    Personal: Raunny M. Rosario ... Born February 1, 1982, in New York, N.Y. ...Son of Ana Mendez ... Brother of Rafael, Vilenry, and Brigina ... Majoring in Building Materials & Wood Technology.

    CAREER STATISTICS (Rushing) Year GP No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg. 2002 12/3 154 758 4.9 3 62 2003 6/1 27 103 3.8 0 23 2004 6/0 9 28 3.1 0 6 2005 3/0 7 23 3.3 0 10 Totals 27/4 197 912 4.5 3 62

    CAREER HIGHS Carries: 19 vs. Hofstra (11/16/02) Rushing Yards: 131 vs.Richmond (10/5/02) Long Run: 62 at Richmond (10/5/02) Rushing Touchdowns: 1 three times (last at JMU, 10/26/02)

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