NCAA Division I Championship: UMass vs. Appalachian State
2006 Update: ATLANTIC 10 FIRST-TEAM DEFENSIVE BACK
NEW ENGLAND FOOTBALL WRITERS ALL-STAR TEAM
DON HANSEN'S HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN
DON HANSEN ALL-NORTHEAST REGION SECOND TEAM
Three-year starting cornerback who runs well and can defend top receivers. Has a nose for the football with 13 career interceptions, which is tied for fourth-most among all active players in Division I-AA.
Started final 41 games in a row at cornerback.
Has 77 tackles in 2006, tied for fourth on the team. Third on team in TFLs with 8.0 for 36 yards.
Has 3.0 sacks and 4.0 TFLs in five games from Nov. 4-Dec. 2.
First three career sacks with one in each of three games from Nov. 11-25.
Three stops in NCAA Final vs. Appalachian State (12/15).
Made four tackles at #2 Montana (12/8) in NCAA Semifinal, including 200th career tackle.
Tied career-high with nine tackles and had a TFL vs. #9 UNH (12/2) in NCAAs.
Five tackles, 1.5 TFLs and seven-yard sack vs. Lafayette (11/25).
Eight tackles including a six-yard sack vs. Hofstra (11/18).
Named UMass Athlete of the Week after great game vs. No. 19 Maine on Nov. 11.
All-around game vs. #19 Maine (11/11), had an interception which he returned 42 yards and first-career sack for eight yards to take Maine out of field goal position twice. Recovered the on-sides kick in the final minutes after Maine missed the potential game-tying extra point. Had five tackles.
Racked up eight tackles at #9 New Hampshire (11/4), along with a pass break-up and half-tackle TFL.
In rain at Northeastern (10/28), had three tackles.
Five tackles and TFL vs. Rhode Island (10/21).
In return to homestate, made five tackles at Towson (10/14).
Four tackles, 0.5 TFL and pass break-up vs. William & Mary (10/7).
Two stops vs. Stony Brook (9/23).
Four tackles at Villanova (9/16).
Picked off 12th career pass at Navy (9/9), had six tackles.
Opened 2006 season with six tackles and 1.5 TFL vs. Colgate (9/2). Made 100th career solo tackle.
In 2005, finished tied for seventh on the team in tackles with 49, 26 solo. Also had two interceptions including 45-yard return for a touchdown at Delaware (11/5/05).
Named to 2004 Atlantic 10 Second Team All-Conference, posting 57 tackles - fifth on team (49 solo), also had five interceptions and four break-ups. Interception total ranked fourth in the Atlantic 10 and 17th in the nation (0.45 per game).
COMPLETE BIO ON MEDIA GUIDE PAGE 48.
Career Honors: 2004 Atlantic 10 Second Team
On Belton: Starting cornerback for the past two seasons, who will seek to finish his career strong ... Will be looked upon for leadership in the secondary ... Coach Brown is looking for him to return to his status of two seasons ago when he was an Atlantic 10 second-team performer as a sophomore ... Runs well and can defend top receivers ... Has a nose for the football with 11 career interceptions.
As A Junior In 2005:
Starting cornerback for second year in a row ... Finished tied for seventh on team in tackles with 49 including 26 solo stops ... One of his best games of the year came in finale at Hofstra (11/19), when he tied his season-high with seven tackles along with an interception ... Four tackles at Army (11/12) ... Picked off 10th-career interception at Delaware (11/5) and returned it 45 yards for first-career touchdown, also made two tackles ... Season-high eight tackles at Maine (10/22), also had a TFL and pass break-up ... Made five tackles as UMass held No. 4 James Madison (10/15) to just 61 passing yards and 157 total yards ... Six tackles vs. Northeastern (10/8), including 100th of his career and part of secondary that allowed just 36 passing yards ... Three tackles vs. Rhode Island (9/24) ... Made four tackles at Colgate (9/10) ... Opened 2005 season with seven tackles, five solo at Richmond (9/1) along with one pass break-up.
As A Sophomore In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second-Team ... Starting cornerback who started all 11 games this season, posting 57 tackles (49 solo), also had five interceptions and four break-ups ... Five interceptions on the season ranked fourth in the A-10 and 17th nationally with 0.45 per game ... Ranked fifth on the team in total tackles and second in interceptions ... Posted a career-best nine tackles in a win vs. Hofstra (11/20) ... Posted eight tackles, an interception and a tackle for a loss vs. Colgate (9/11) ... Interceptions in three consecutive games from 10/2-10/16 ... Back-to-back games with interceptions twice this season ... Made his fifth interception of year, along with six tackles and a forced fumble at New Hampshire (10/16) ... Returned his fourth pick of the year for 20 yards out of the end zone, made three tackles, and returned three punts for seven yards at James Madison (10/9) ... Had five tackles, an interception returned for 39 yards and a pass break-up at Boston College (10/2) ... Had seven tackles at Northeastern (11/6) ... Made seven solo tackles vs. Maine (10/30) ... Had seven tackles (five solo) vs. Richmond (9/18) ... Began the season with an interception and a tackle at Delaware State (9/4).
As A Freshman In 2003:Game-By-Game Statistics
A backup cornerback for the Minutemen ... Also contributed on special teams ... Saw action in 12 games, making four starts ... Totaled 23 tackles, including 20 solo stops and one tackle for loss ... Tied for second on the team with four interceptions ... Also recorded three pass breakups and a forced fumble ... Made five tackles in the win over Richmond, including four solo stops and a tackle for loss, in addition to recording an interception and a pass breakup ... Had five tackles in the victory over Hofstra, while also posting an interception and two pass breakups ... Made four tackles in the win at Villanova, and also had an interception ... Totaled four solo tackles in the victory over Northeastern ... Recorded a key interception in the victory over New Hampshire ... Made three solo tackles in season opener against Central Connecticut State ... Had two solo tackles and forced a fumble at Delaware.
Before UMass: Played one year of post-graduate ball for Coach John Shuman at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy ... Recorded six interceptions and two punt returns for touchdowns during his year at Fork Union ... Previously played at Largo High School in Upper Marlboro, Md. ... Had six interceptions and returned a pair of punts for touchdowns during his senior season ... A second team All-County selection by the Prince George's County Gazette ... An honorable mention All-Metro selection by the Washington Post ... Also lettered in basketball at Largo.
Personal: Tracy J. Belton ... Born May 8, 1984 ... Son of Darryl Hamilton and Yolondo Belton ... Majoring in Sociology.
CAREER STATISTICS (Defense)
Year GP UT AT TT Sacks TFL Int PBU
2003 12/4 20 3 23 0-0 1-2 4-19 0
2004 11/11 49 8 57 0-0 2-2 5-62 4
2005 11/11 26 23 49 0-0 1-2 2-45 4
2006 15/15 43 34 77 3-21 8-36 2-42 5
Totals 49/41 138 68 206 3-21 12-42 13-168 13
Tackles: 9 vs. Hofstra (11/20/04) & vs. UNH (12/2/06)
Interceptions: 1 13 times (last vs. Maine, 11/11/06)
Sacks: 1 vs. Maine (11/11/06)
Touchdowns: 1 at Delaware (11/5/05)