A transfer from Dean College, who will have two years of eligibilty remaining ? Looks to compete for playing time in the defensive backfield.
Before UMass: Played the last two seasons for coach Jack Charney at Dean College, in Franklin, Mass., where he played free safety ? Served as team captain during his sophomore year, while also being named team defensive MVP ? A two-time All-Northeast Football Conference selection ? Played his prep ball for coach Kevin Trundley at Dedham High School ? Rushed for 1,210 yards and 11 touchdowns during his senior season, while also recording 288 receiving yards ? Totaled 1,828 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns during his high school career ? Named Baystate League Player of the Year and team MVP as a senior, when he also served as team captain ? Selected to play in the Shriner?s All-Star Game.
Personal: Full name is Earl Thomas Strong ? Son of Earl and Barbara Strong ? Born January 14, 1982, in Boston, Mass. ? Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.
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