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