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57   Justin Schweighardt
Justin Schweighardt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 265

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
04/06/1983


As A Senior In 2005:

  • 2005 Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team
  • Starting senior defensive tackle who is in his second year at UMass after transferring in after two years at Ball State.
  • Has 25 tackles this season including 5.5 TFL and 4.5 sacks for 18 yards.
  • Made three tackles and a nine-yard sack at Army (11/12).
  • Three tackles, a sack and pass break-up vs. New Hampshire (10/29).
  • Sack for two yards and three tackles at Maine (10/22).
  • Four tackles and TFL vs. No. 4 J. Madison (10/15), holding JMU to 157 yards.
  • Posted six tackles and one tackle for loss vs. Albany (9/17) as UMass set school record for fewest yards allowed in a game (31) in school history.
  • Had a tackle and pass deflected at Colgate (9/10).
  • Made two tackles, including 1.5 TFL for 5 yards at Richmond (9/1).
  • In his first year at UMass, started all 11 games at defensive tackle and had 35 tackles including one sack and 1.5 TFL.
  • Career-best game came at James Madison (10/9/04) with nine tackles.
  • Brother Chris played football at Air Force.
  • Name pronounced: sh-WHY-hart (silent G).

    General: Made an impact in his first season at UMass after transferring in from Ball State ... Can play end or tackle on the defensive line ... expected to start at right end, where he played most in spring football ... Excellent conditioned athlete.

    As A Junior In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
    Started all 11 games with 35 tackles and one sack ... also had one pass deflection on the season ... Career-best game came at James Madison (10/9) with nine tackles, four solo, and was in on one tackle for loss ... Made six tackles, four solo, vs. Delaware (9/25) ... had multi-tackle performances in eight of 11 games played.

    As A Sophomore In 2003 (at Ball State): Played in 12 games with four starts during the 2003 season, recording 13 tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack.

    As A Freshman In 2002 (at Ball State): Saw action in 12 games during the 2002 season, totaling six tackles and two tackles for loss ... Had a season-best three tackles against Marshall in 2002.

    Before College: Played his prep ball for coach George Smith at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Named All-State and All-Broward County as a senior ... Selected to play in the Dade County-Broward County All-Star Game ... Chosen to the All-Gridiron team ... Named one of the top 100 players in Florida ... Also a member of the track and field team at St. Thomas Aquinas ... Qualified for the state meet in both the shot put and discus ... Had personal best marks of 50'2" in the shot put and 168'0" in the discus.

    Personal: Justin Alexander Schweighardt ... Born April 6, 1983 in Plantation, Fla. ... Son of Ron Schweighardt and Janice Fox ... Has one brother, Chris, and one sister, Nicole ... Brother, Chris, played football for the Air Force Academy ... Majoring in Sociology.

    CAREER STATISTICS (Defense)
    Year	GP	UT	AT	TT	Sacks	TFL	Int	PBU
    2002 BS	12/0	6	0	6	0-0	2-2	0-0	0
    2003 BS	12/4	15	4	19	1-	3-	0-0	0
    2004	11/11	25	10	35	1-6	1.5-7	0-0	0
    2005	10/10	9	16	25	4.5-18	5.5-20	0-0	2
    Totals	45/25	55	30	85	6.5-24	12-29	0-0	2
    

    CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 9 at James Madison (10/9/04) Sacks: 1 five times (last at Army 11/12/05)

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