58   Travis Tripucka
Travis Tripucka

RS Senior

Boonton Township, N.J.

High School:
Mountain Lakes H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215


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On Tripucka: Two sport athlete at UMass, performing as football team's starting long snapper and as a starting defensemen on the nationally-ranked lacrosse team ... Joined football team prior to 2008 season work exclusively as a long snapper ... Very athletic player who brings good energy ... Raw athlete, who played football, basketball, and lacrosse in high school ... Son of former college basketball and NBA All-Star Kelly Tripucka ... Uncle Mark played quarter at UMass in the 1970s.

As a redshirt senior football player in 2011:Game-By-Game Statistics

As a redshirt junior football player in 2010:Game-By-Game Statistics One tackle on punt team vs Holy Cross (9/11).

As a redshirt sophomore football player in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics

  • Starting long snapper in all 11 games for all kicks and punts.
  • Snapped on kicker Armando Cuko's record setting season of 19 field goals. UMass kickers made all 33 PATs and 20-of-26 field goals on the season.

    As a sophomore lacrosse player in 2009: Played in all 15 games on the season (starting five times) for the ECAC Champion Minutemen ... Team also advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 18th time school history ... Posted 15 groundballs and five caused turnovers ... Started last four games of regular-season ... Scooped three groundballs, caused two turnovers in holding Princeton's (5/10) Chris McBride pointless in NCAA First Round ... Second start at Fairfield (4/21) and was key on defense.

    As a redshirt freshman football player in 2008: Served a starting long snapper on all punts and kicks in first season of college football, playing all 12 games ... Snapped to All-American punter Brett Arnold, who led the country in punting average ... Also snapped for kicker Armando Cuko, who made 45-of-46 extra points and 6-of-8 field goals ... Made two tackles ... One tackle against Hofstra (11/22) ... Had one tackle at James Madison (9/13).

    As a freshman lacrosse player in 2008: Reserve defenseman who played in four games in first collegiate season ... Played in his final game at #1 Syracuse (4/26) ... Saw action vs. Loyola (3/22) ... Had first groundball vs. Albany (3/11) ... Debuted at man-down defense at Yale (3/2).

    Before UMass: Played football, lacrosse and basketball at Mountain Lakes High ... In lacrosse, was a member of the 2004-05 Morris County champion and Group 1 State finalist team, the 2005-06 Morris County finalist, Group 1 State champion, and Tournament of Champions finalist team, and the 2006-07 Group 1 State champion and Tournament of Champions champion team ... Earned New Jersey First-team All-Area and Second-team All-State honors senior year ... Was also selected to the Gibbs All-Star team and to tryout for the USA Under-19 lacrosse team ... Named to New Jersey All-Area team and Garden State All-Star team junior year ... Earned the most improved freshman award ... Was an academic honor roll student all four years ... Earned athletic honor award for lacrosse, football, and basketball in freshman, sophomore, and junior years.

    Personal: Travis Bond Tripucka ... Son of Kelly and Janice Tripucka ... Has one brother, Jake (17) and one sister, Reagan (10) ... Jake will be playing lacrosse at Duke ... Born May 3, 1989 in Charlotte, N.C. ... Uncle, Mark, was a UMass football quarterback from 1971-1974 ... Father, Kelly, played basketball for Notre Dame, was a 10-year NBA pro with the Pistons, Hornets and Jazz and is now a television broadcaster for the New York Knicks ... Grandfather, Frank, played football for Notre Dame and was 15-year pro ... Majoring in Sociology.

    2011 10 3 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0
    TOTAL 10 3 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0

    Tackles: 1, Central Connecticut, Oct 08, 2011 (1-0); at Delaware, Oct 15, 2011 (1-0); at Boston College, Sep 24, 2011 (1-0)
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