77 Colin Stoetzel
As A Redshirt Senior in 2005:
Senior captain who suffered from a right knee injury which has kept him from playing this season until eighth game at Delaware.
Returned to action playing as reserve right tackle at Delaware (11/5) and at Army (11/12).
Entered season as the starting left tackle, having played in all 36 games with 31 starts over the last three seasons, starting all 11 last year.
Part of team in 2004 which allowed just nine sacks, and one sack per 38 pass attempts, the best ratio in the nation.
Name pronounced: STETZ-ell.
General: Senior offensive captain ... Starting left tackle, has played in all 36 games of his career ... Solid overall player with great length ... One of two senior offensive linemen for the 2005 campaign (O.J. McBride) ... Serving as one of three team captains along with Serge Tikum and Shannon James ... Name is pronounced STETZ-ell.
As A Redshirt Junior In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
Started all 11 games of the season at left tackle after moving from right tackle in the preseason ... Did an excellent job of covering Tim Day's blindside as the offensive line gave up just nine sacks for the entire season to lead the nation in fewest sacks allowed ... Based on coaches' grading system, earned an 83 percent mark for his work on assignments, technique, hands and feet ... Allowed just one sack all season ... Had a team-high 55 knockdowns ... As part of a veteran offensive line helped the Minutemen average 138.8 rush yards per game and 366.4 pass yards per game ... UMass averaged 5.5 yards per play behind Alex Miller and the offensive line.
As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2003: Game-By-Game Statistics
The starting right tackle for the Minutemen ... Started all 13 games on the season ... Key part of the offensive line which allowed UMass to rush for 148.8 yards per game, while supplying pass protection to allowing the Minutemen to throw for 231.6 yards per contest.
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2002: Game-By-Game Statistics
Spent a good part of the season as the starting right tackle for the Minutemen ... Played in 12 games on the season, starting seven times... Part of the offensive line which paved the way for the Minutemen to rush for 166.1 yards per game, while supplying pass protection to let UMass throw for 203.9 yards per contest.
As A Freshman In 2001: Redshirted.
Before UMass: Played his prep ball at Grafton High School.
Personal: Colin M. Stoetzel ... Born April 6, 1983 ... Son of Susan and Mark Stoetzel ... Majoring in Economics.