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37   Tom Brandt
Tom Brandt

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Natick, Mass.

High School:
Natick H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 225

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
10/10/1990


11/21/2012

Senior Day As Football Hosts Central Michigan On Black Friday

Minutemen to honor first-ever FBS Senior Class prior to kick-off at Gillette Stadium.

11/14/2012

Minutemen Entertain Buffalo For Band Day At Gillette

UMass looks to keep building momentum following win at Akron

11/06/2012

Football Heads To Akron In Final Road Trip Of 2012 Season

Minutemen and Zips each looking for first MAC win.

10/31/2012

UMass Heads To MAC West Leader Northern Illinois

Minutemen and Huskies kick-off at 3:30 PM EST (2:30 PM CST)

10/24/2012

Football Closes Non-Conference Slate At Vanderbilt

Saturday's game to be televised on Fox Sports Net and NESN

11/16/2013

FB vs. AKRON

FB vs. AKRON Photos by Thom Kendall '93

11/02/2013

FB vs. NIU

FB vs. NIU Photos by Thom Kendall '93

09/01/2012

FB vs. UCONN

FB vs. UCONN Photos by Thom Kendall '93

As a redshirt senior in 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics
Started the campaign with one solo tackle - his 50th career stop as a Minuteman - at No. 23 Wisconsin on Aug. 31 ... Added an appearance against Maine during the home-opener on Sept. 7 and at Kansas State (9/14) ... Tied a single-game career-high with eight tackles against Vanderbilt (9/21), include four solo stops ... Earned two takedowns (1-1) at Bowling Green (10/5), including a TFL for a 3-yard loss ... Did not compete against Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 ... Recorded four tackles (1-3), including a TFL for a one-yard loss at Buffalo (10/19) as a starting outside linebacker ... Had six stops (2-4) against Western Michigan (10/26) in his 40th appearance as a Minuteman ... Notched six takedowns (3-3) against #17/21 Northern Illinois ... Assisted on four tackles against Akron (11/16).

As a redshirt junior in 2012: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in all 12 games, making three appearances in the starting lineup ... Recorded 36 tackles, including 1.0 TFL, pulled in an interception and forced one fumble ... Had his first career interception at Connecticut (8/30) to go with six tackles (3-3) ... Also recorded six stops (5-1) against Indiana (9/8) ... Set a career-best in stops at #17 Michigan (9/15), with eight (5-3), which includes a TFL, while forcing a Wolverines fumble ... Made seven takedowns (5-2) at Western Michigan (10/6) ... Added three solo stops at Northern Illinois (11/3).

As a redshirt sophomore in 2011: Game-By-Game Statistics
In 2011, played in nine games, drawing one start, at Maine (11/12) ... Totaled nine tackles on the year, including seven solo ... Made two solo stops at Maine (11/12) ... Recorded a sack at Richmond (10/29) ... Logged a season-high three tackles at Boston College (9/24), including two unassisted stops.

As a redshirt freshman in 2010: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in nine games, making one solo tackle and assisting on three others ... Had one assisted tackle against Maine (11/6).

As a freshman in 2009: Redshirted the season and worked with scout team ... Entered 2010 with four years of eligibility remaining

Before UMass: A three-year letterwinner and senior captain at Natick High School for coach Tim Lamb ... Led the state in sacks as a junior and senior ... Earned first team All-League, Boston Herald All-Scholastic and Metrowest Daily News All-Scholastic honors as a senior ... Named team co-MVP along with brother Tim, after their senior seasons ... During his career he notched 239 tackles, 34 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, nine touchdowns, five interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns, and three blocked punts ... Was a member and senior captain of the indoor and outdoor track teams ... Named a first team All-Star in both indoor and outdoor track ... Holds the state record in the long jump for indoor track.

Personal: Thomas James Brandt ... Born Oct. 10, 1990 to James and Linda Brandt in Natick, Mass. ... Has a twin brother Tim, who will also play football at UMass, and two older brothers, Rob and Rich, who are also college football players ... Currently undecided in his major.

Getting To Know Tom
1. What was it like playing youth and/or high school football in your hometown?
Fun. We always had a winning tradition at Natick. We didn't lose much.

2. What is your favorite memory growing up in your hometown?
Making it to the playoffs in pop warner football. We beat a team we had never beaten in the past.

3. What is it like playing college football?
Hard working. It feels good to know your working harder than regular students.

4. What were your thoughts when you learned that the rivalry, dubbed the Colonial Clash, would move to Gillette Stadium?
Awesome. It will be cool to play a rivalry at a stadium I never played at before.

5. What advice would you give young players who have aspirations of playing college football?
Always work hard. Hard work will always show.

6. What do you enjoy the most of your college experience?
Team, friends, being part of a team I will always have friends.

7. What do you plan to do upon graduating from college?
Getting a well paying job and buying a boat.

INTERCEPTIONSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2011 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2012 12 1 20 0 20 20.0 1.7
TOTAL 21 1 20 0 20 20.0 1.0


ALL PURPOSEgrushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2011 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2012 12 0 0 0 0 20 20 1.7
TOTAL 21 0 0 0 0 20 20 1.0


TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2011 9 7 2 9 1.0 0 0 0 0
2012 12 23 13 36 1.0 1 1 0 0
TOTAL 21 30 15 45 2.0 1 1 0 0


SACKS g ua a total yards
2011 9 1 0 1.0 6
2012 12 0 0 0.0 0
TOTAL 21 1 0 1.0 6


SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
All-purpose yards: 20, at Connecticut, 8/30/12
Interceptions: 1, at Connecticut, 8/30/12
Long interception return: 20, at Connecticut, 8/30/12
Tackles: 8, at Michigan, 9/15/12 (5-3)
Sacks: 1.0, at Richmond, 10/29/11 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, at Richmond, 10/29/11 (1-0); at Michigan, 9/15/12 (1-0)
Fumbles forced: 1, at Michigan, 9/15/12

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