55   Scott Shearer
Scott Shearer


Orlando, Fla.

High School:
Boone H.S.



Listed as the backup to Tyler Lauback at right guard entering the season ? Also serves as the long snapper on field goals and extra points ? Could take over snapping duties on punts ? Made the transition from defensive end to offensive line during the spring of 1996 ? Has played in 18 career games, making two starts.

1998:The backup center for the Minutemen ? Also served as the long snapper on field goals and extra points ? Played in every game on the season ? Recorded one solo tackle on special teams at Hofstra.

1997:Saw action in three games at center, making two starts (against Hofstra and Boston University) ? Suffered a sprained right lower leg at Boston University and missed the season-finale against Connecticut ? Got the starting nod in those two games when Deyate Hagood suffered a sprained left ankle in the Delaware game.

1996:Did not see any game action.

1995:Redshirted. Before UMass: Played for Phil Ziglar at Boone High School ? Recorded 304 tackles, 26 sacks, 15 forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries while blocking two punts during his scholastic career ? Posted 126 tackles with 14 sacks, nine forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and blocked one punt as a senior ? First-team All-Metro (coaches) and All-County pick during his senior season ? Played in the Florida North-South All-Star Game as a senior ? Team captain and defensive MVP during his senior season ? Earned his high school?s Athlete of the Year honor as a senior ? Four-year letterwinner in track and weightlifting ? Threw the shot put and discus for the track team ? Also earned one letter in wrestling ? Four-year student council representative.

Personal:Full name is Scott Edward Shearer, Jr. ? Son of Scott and Kathy Shearer ? Born June 7, 1976 in Hialeah, Fla. ? Attended the same high school as freshman offensive lineman Doug Donahue and former UMass quarterback Anthony Catterton ? Majoring in Sport Management.


    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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