The UMass Football Team had special tributes to the victims of the Boston Marathon Attacks on Saturday, April 20, including special jerseys dedicated to those who died. Additionally, at halftime, runners who were unable to finish the Marathon were invited to 'Cross The Finish Line' as the Minutemen and fans cheered them on.
As A Redshirt Senior In 2014:Game-By-Game Statistics All-MAC Third Team Linebacker ... Phil Steele Preseason All-MAC Fourth Team Linebacker ... Started at inside linebacker in all 12 games ... Was second among Minutemen with 128 tackles (39-89), including 3.5 TFLs and one sack ... Also recovered a fumble and provided three pass breakups ... Opened the year with 12 tackles (1-11) against Boston College (8/30), including his 175th career stop ... Tallied nine stops (2-7) versus Colorado (9/6) and Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Led both teams with eight tackles at Penn State (9/20), including 2.0 TFLs ... Had his first sack of the season when he dropped Nittany Lion QB Christian Hackenberg for a four-yard loss ... Eclipsed 200 career tackles during the game at Penn State ... Set a personal best with 19 tackles (5-14), including a TFL, and a pair of pass breakups against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Provided five tackles (3-2) and a pass breakup at Miami (Ohio) (10/4) ... Added eight stops (4-4) in the victory at Kent State (10/11) ... Led the Minutemen with nine tackles, including four solos, in the win over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Earned eight takedowns (3-5), including the 250th of his career, at Toledo (10/25) ... Notched 13 tackles (1-12) during the 24-10 win over Ball State (11/12) ... Reached 100 tackles on the season with his final stop against Ball State ... Added 11 stops (5-6) and a fumble recovery at Akron (11/18) ... Led both sides with 17 tackles (4-13) against Buffalo (11/30), his fourth game with at least 10 stops on the season ... His 19 stops versus the Falcons are tied for the ninth-most by an individual player in a game during the 2014 season across Division I FBS teams and tied with teammate Jovan Santos-Knox for the second-highest total among MAC competitors ... Ranked 11th in the nation in tackles per game (10.7) as of statistics available on Dec. 4.
As A Redshirt Junior In 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics
Started in 12 games and led the team in tackles with 111 ... Had a team-best 42 solo tackles and added 69 assisted stops ... Recorded six tackles for a total loss of 10 yards while he also forced one fumble and broke up two passes on the season ... Recorded eight or more tackles in seven of his 12 games played on the year ... Started at linebacker at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31), earning a then-single-game career-high seven tackles (3-4), including a TFL for a one-yard loss ... Tied his career-high mark achieved against the Badgers with seven more stops (3-4) versus Maine (9/7), including a two-yard TFL ... Had six unassisted tackles at Kansas State (9/14), including a TFL for a loss of one yard ... Finished with seven stops (0-7), including a half-sack, against Vanderbilt (9/21/13) ... Was second on the team at Bowling Green (10/5) with a single-game career-high nine takedowns (5-4), including an assisted-TFL, and broke up one pass ... Earned his first collegiate game with double-digit stops as the team's leading tackler against Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12, when he produced 14 takedowns (1-13), including his 50th of the season and 100th of his career ... Recorded eight tackles (5-3) at Buffalo (10/19) ... Led UMass with 13 stops (6-7), including an assisted TFL, against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Produced a single-game career-high 17 tackles (5-12) against Northern Illinois (11/2/13), the most in one contest by a Minuteman during the 2013 season, and forced a fumble ... Earned eight tackles, including a TFL for a two-yard loss, to go with a pass breakup against Akron (11/16) ... Averaged 10.7 tackles per game during the final seven contests.
As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2012:Game-By-Game Statistics Started all 12 games on the defensive line ... Recorded 41 tackles (16-25), 4.0 TFLs, one sack and a forced fumble ... Set a single-game career-high with six tackles (2-4) during the season-opener at Connecticut (8/30) ... Registered four stops (2-2) against Indiana (9/8) ... Had five takedowns (2-3), 1.5 TFLs and a half-sack at Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 22 ... Made four stops (1-3), including one TFL, an assisted-sack and one forced fumble at Western Michigan (10/6) ... Notched five tackles (1-4) against Bowling Green (10/20) ... Had four more stops (1-3) at Northern Illinois (11/3) and against Buffalo (11/17).
As a sophomore in 2011:Game-By-Game Statistics Played in one game and made one tackle, assisting on a stop at Boston College (9/24) ... Received a redshirt for the season.
As A Freshman In 2010:Game-By-Game Statistics True-freshman who saw time on special teams coverage and as a backup linebacker ... Continued a three-season stretch of UMass using a true-freshman linebacker, including Tyler Holmes in 2008, Perry McIntyre in 2009 and Andre in 2010 ... Played in 11 games, making 10 tackles during his first season of college action ... One assisted tackle vs. Maine (11/6) ... First career TFL went for three yards vs. No. 10 New Hampshire (10/23) ... Two tackles at Towson (10/2) and vs. Holy Cross (9/11) ... Had first career tackle came against No. 4 William & Mary (9/4).
Before UMass: Starting linebacker at Reading High School in Dorchester, Mass. ... Named to 2009 Massachusetts All-State Super 26 ... Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team ... Daily Times Chronicle Offensive Player of the Year ... Middlesex League All-Star as junior and senior at quarterback ... Became the first quarterback in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season when he rushed for 1,108 as a senior ... Also passed for 883 yards during his final scholastic campaign ... Piled up 85 tackles on defense in 2009 ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Led team to 13-0 record and the Middlesex League Championship and Division 2 Super Bowl in 2009 ... Guided the Rockets to a 26-1 record as the starting quarterback ... Started as a sophomore in six games at linebacker and three at quarterback.
Personal: Stanley M. Andre ... Born May 16, 1992 ... Son of Rosalind Budgeon.
Career Highs & Miscellaneous Statistics Tackles: 19 (5-14), vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14) TFLs: 2.0 (2-0), at Penn State (9/20/14) Sacks: 1.0 (1-0), at Penn State (9/20/14) Fumbles Forced: 1, twice, last vs. #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2/13) Pass Breakups: 2, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14) 10+ Tackle Games: 5, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14) 15+ Tackle Games: 2, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)