Minutemen feature four All-CAA First Team performers
On Samuda: Pressed in action as a redshirt freshman and performed well as an 11-game starter at left guard ... Talented offensive lineman ... Has worked hard to improve his game in all areas ... Comes off solid spring ... Has worked to lose some weight and get more refined in his shape ... Gives UMass a great foundation on the left side along with All-American Vladimir Ducasse.
As a Redshirt Senior in 2011:Game-By-Game Statistics
As a redshirt junior in 2010:Game-By-Game Statistics
As a sophomore in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
As a freshman in 2008: Played in all 12 games, starting in 11 ... started the last 11 games of the season at left guard ... Part of offensive line that has allowed just six sacks, the fewest in the CAA (0.55 per game) and third in the NCAA ... Was a key to Tony Nelson's six 100-yard games during the season ... Offense has five games of more than 400 yards of total offense including season-best 593 yards vs. Bryant (10/25) ... UMass did not allow a sack until the final series of the third week at #7 James Madison (9/13) ... First-career start at Holy Cross (9/6), starting at left guard.
As a freshman in 2007: Redshirt season ... Part of scout team.
Before UMass: Starred at Hollywood Hills High School in Florida as an offensive tackle ... Member of First-Team Miami Herald All Broward 6A-4A Football Team ... All-County Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald as a senior on the offensive line ... Named North/South Broward All-Star ... Helped team to a 7-4 record playoff appearances ... Team rushed for 2,436 yards, a 5.81 average per rush and 25 rushing touchdowns ... Honorable Mention recognition as a junior.
Personal: Joshua A. Samuda ... Born December 23, 1988 in Birmingham, England ... Son of Joan Dore ... Majoring in Resource Economics.
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