Will compete with Greg Ward and Rich Palmese for playing time at tight end Moved from fullback to tight end during spring practice A versatile and athletic player Strong and explosive with excellent speed Also a key contributor on special teams Has played in nine career games.
1999: Reserve fullback, who also played on special teams Saw action in nine games Played fullback against Richmond, William & Mary and Connecticut Caught three passes for 22 yards at Richmond Also saw action on special teams against New Hampshire, Villanova, Delaware, Rhode Island, Furman and Georgia Southern Returned a kickoff for 18 yards against New Hampshire, while also recording a pair of tackles.
Before UMass: Came to UMass from Bloomfield (Conn.) High School, where he played for coach Jack Cochran Named first team All-State by the Hartford Courant and the New Haven Register Selected to the USA Today All-Connecticut team Totaled 853 rushing yards, 700 receiving yards and 28 touchdowns during his senior season Also had four kickoff returns and two punt returns for touchdowns Recorded eight interceptions, 24 sacks and 118 tackles on defense Had 1,809 rushing yards, 863 receiving yards and 40 touchdowns during his high school career Also had career totals of 244 tackles, 29 sacks and 12 interceptions.
Personal: Full name is Darrell L. Shabazz Born January 18, 1981 in Hartford, Conn. Son of Donna and Akwan Shabazz Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Shabazzs Receiving Statistics
Shabazzs Career Highs
Receptions 3 vs. Richmond, 11/6/99 Receiving Yards 22 vs. Richmond, 11/6/99 Long Reception 11 vs. Richmond, 11/6/99 All-Purpose Yards 22 vs. Richmond, 11/6/99