A look at the squad ahead of the season-opener versus Boston College on Saturday
The UMass Sports Network caught up with linebacker Steve Casali following Thursday's practice.
Big plays push Badgers to win over Minutemen in season-opener.
As A Freshman In 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics
Before UMass: Joined the Minutemen after playing at Sachem East High School under UMass alum Mark Wojciechowski ... The most decorated individual player in Suffolk County history as he held 18 different Sachem East football records upon graduation ... Had 252 carries, 1,915 yards rushing, 20 touchdowns and 104 tackles in 2012 ... Earned all-division, all-county, all-Long Island and all-Metro to go with the Hansen Award (top player in Suffolk County), Collatta Award (top linebacker), Cipp Award (top running back), Burnett Award (Defensive Player of the Year) and Suffolk County Division I MVP as a senior ... Two-year team captain ... Recorded 3,697 total offensive yards with 41 career touchdowns in three seasons ... Provided 214 career tackles with 98 in 2012 and 80 in 2011 ... Member of the National Honor Society.
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