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52   Anthony Rouzier
Anthony Rouzier

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Amherst, Mass.

High School:
Amherst Regional H.S.

Last College:
Connecticut

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
12/20/1986


On Rouzier: Will battle with Andy Resende-Gomes for the starting outside linebacker spot ... Comes off injury-plagued spring season after strong winter workouts ... Will also be a special teams contributor ... Sat out first season at UMass after transferring from UConn, after suffering various injuries, but is at full speed and will make an impact ... Father is UMass Team Physician Pierre Rouzier.

As a redshirt junior in 2008: Played in eight games, starting twice, and made 26 total tackles ... Made one tackle against Hofstra (11/22) ... Had one solo tackle at New Hampshire (11/15) ... Made one tackle at Rhode Island (11/1) ... Had three assisted tackles against Bryant (10/25) ... Made five tackles, three solo, at Texas Tech (9/20) ... Had nine tackles, four solo, at James Madison (9/13) ... Made six tackles, three solo, against Albany (8/30).

As a redshirt sophomore in 2007: Played in the final 10 games as a back-up linebacker and special teams contributor ... Finished with 15 total tackles, seven solo ... Also had a fumble recovery at William & Mary (10/27) ... In on a tackle against Fordham (11/25) in NCAA First Round ... Season-best three tackles in final two regular-season games at Hofstra (11/17) and vs. New Hampshire (11/10) ... Two stops with fumble recovery at William & Mary (10/27) ... Also had two tackles against Maine (9/22), Villanova (10/13) and Northeastern (10/20).

As a redshirt freshman in 2006: Redshirt season in first season at UMass.

As a freshman in 2005 (At Connecticut): Spent true freshman season at the University of Connecticut ... Played in six games with the Huskies ...Tallied seven tackles, one tackle for loss and one sack for 10 yards ... Had two interceptions for 51 yards ... Drew first collegiate start against Pittsburgh (11/12), making three tackles ... Returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown at Army (10/1) ... Had two tackles and first-career interception vs. Liberty (9/10).

Before College: Graduated from Amherst Regional High School in Amherst, Mass. ... As a senior named First Team All-State ... Honored as a Red Zone Player of the Year in 2004 ... Named the Shriner's Game Defensive MVP ... Played linebacker, running back and quarterback during his high school career ... Totaled 178 tackles, four interceptions and six touchdowns as a senior ... Served as team captain ... Piled up 476 career tackles in high school ... Had 10 interceptions and 15 sacks along with 25 forced fumbles in high school ... Also played basketball and performed for the track & field team, running on the 4X100 squad and threw the discus.

Personal: Anthony Nicholas Rouzier ... Born Dec. 20, 1986 in Worcester, Mass. ... Son of Arlene and Dr. Pierre Rouzier ... Father is UMass team physician Pierre Rouzier ... Brother of Nicholas (17) ... Career goal is become a football coach ... Enrolled in the Isenberg School of Management, majoring in Journalism.

CAREER STATISTICS (Defense)
Year	GP	UT	AT	TT	Sacks	TFL	Int	PBU
2005	6/1	7	0	7	1-10	1-10	2-51	2
2007	10/0	7	8	15	0-0	0-0	0-0	0
2008	8/2	11	15	26	0-0	0-0	0-0	1
Totals	23/3	25	23	48	1-10	1-10	2-51	3

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 9 vs. at James Madison (9/13/08) Interceptions: 1 vs. Army (10/1) & Liberty (9/10) Fumble Recovery: William & Mary (10/27/07)

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