Will compete for playing time at outside linebacker … Has played in two career games.
1999: Reserve linebacker who played in two games on the season … Saw the first action of his career against Northeastern … Made two tackles against the Huskies, including one for loss … Also played against Connecticut, recording one tackle … Named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in the fall of 1999 and the spring of 2000.
1998: Did not see any game action.
Before UMass: Played for coach Steve Winarski at B.M.C. Durfee (Mass.) High School … Served as team captain during senior season, while also earning team MVP honors … A two-time All-Big Three selection … Also a member of the baseball and track teams at Durfee.
Personal: Full name is Wilson Antones Valente … Son of Amelia and Antonio Valente … Born January 6, 1979 in Fall River, Mass. … Majoring in Management.
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