37   Rafael Santos
Rafael Santos


Holyoke, Mass.

High School:
Holyoke H.S.

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Wide Receiver

Has outstanding hands and great feet ? Will compete for playing time at wide receiver ? Also contributes on special teams ? Could see action as a kick returner ? Has played in 14 career games.

2000: Backup wide receiver ? Saw his first action of the season in the victory over Maine ? Also played against Villanova and Delaware.

1999: Backup wide receiver who also contributed on special teams ? Saw action off the bench in 11 games (missing Toledo and Furman) ? Made two receptions for 16 yards in the victory over Connecticut.

1998: Sat out the season under NCAA academic requirements.

Before UMass: Played for coach Ray Mitchell at Holyoke High School ? Two-time All-Western Massachusetts selection by the Springfield Union News ? Also a two-time All-Hockomock League performer ? Team captain as a senior ? Set a school record with 39 receptions during his junior season ? Totaled 97 catches and 22 touchdowns in his high school career ? Also saw time at cornerback while in high school ? Competed in the hurdles, high jump, long jump and triple jump on the track team ? Also lettered in basketball.

Personal: Full name is Rafael Santos, Jr. ? Son of Liz and Rafael Santos, Sr. ? Born September 5, 1980, in Holyoke, Mass. ? Majoring in Sociology.

Santos? Receiving Statistics


Santos? Career Highs

Receptions                  2 vs. Connecticut, 11/20/99
Receiving Yards            16 vs. Connecticut, 11/20/99
Long Reception              9 vs. Connecticut, 11/20/99
All-Purpose Yards          23 vs. Maine, 10/16/99
                           23 vs. Richmond, 11/6/99


    Event Calendar

    July 25
    vs Gridiron Club Golf Event, Pine Hills G.C. TBA
    September 3
    at Florida TBA
    September 10
    vs Boston College 12:00 PM
    September 17
    vs Florida International TBA
    September 24
    vs Mississippi State TBA
    October 1
    vs Tulane TBA
    October 8
    at Old Dominion TBA
    October 15
    vs Louisiana Tech TBA
    October 22
    at South Carolina TBA
    October 29
    vs Wagner TBA
    November 5
    at Troy TBA
    November 19
    at BYU TBA
    November 26
    at Hawai'i TBA
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