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23   Shane Viveiros
Shane Viveiros

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Fall River, Mass.

High School:
Bishop Connolly H.S.

Weight:
226

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
02/23/1989


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On Viveiros: Elevated from a walk-on to a starting safety last season ... Will be looked upon to start this season ... With All-American Jeromy Miles, gives UMass one of the best safety combinations in the CAA according to Coach Morris ... Maintained high level of action and continues to grow into his role in the secondary ... Smart and physical player ... Has exceeded expectations since being added to the roster.

As a redshirt senior in 2011:Game-By-Game Statistics
As a redshirt junior in 2010:Game-By-Game Statistics
• Junior starter at strong safety has emerged after coming to UMass as a walk-on.
• Played in all ten games, starting nine with 46 tackles and four passes defended. Also has 2.5 TFLs
• Third on team in tackles and leads all secondary players.
• 28 total tackles in last five weeks (six in each game).
• Eight tackles along with a TFL and pass defended vs. Maine (11/6).
• Third week in a row with six tackles at #15 James Madison (10/30)
• Six tackles for second week in a row vs. #10 New Hampshire (10/23) in the Colonial Clash.
• Racked up six tackles and a TFL vs. #20 Richmond (10/16).
• Team-best six tackles at Stony Brook (9/25).
• Four tackles and a pass break-up at #20 Michigan (9/18).
• Made a tackle and defended a pass vs. Holy Cross (9/11).
• Began year with two stops and pass break-up vs. #4 William & Mary (9/4).
• In eight games (four starts) in 2009, had 29 tackles and six passes defended including first-career interception.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
Former walk-on was starting strong safety after strong redshirt freshman season where he demonstrated hard hitting ... In eight games (four starts), made 29 tackles and had six passes defended including first-career interception ... Started at cornerback vs. James Madison (11/14) and made season-best eight tackles including 1.5 TFLs and blocked a punt ... Two tackles in win over Northeastern (11/7) ... Six tackles and first-career interception for 25 yards vs. Stony Brook (9/26) ... Returned to action against Rhode Island (9/19) and had five tackles and a pass break-up ... Did not play against Albany (9/12) due to injury ... Made eight tackles in opener at Kansas State (9/5). Had three pass break-ups.
As a redshirt freshman in 2008: Played in all 12 games, starting the last two ... Totaled 36 tackles on the season, ninth on the team ... Second-career start against Hofstra (11/22), recording seven tackles and a pass break-up ... Tallied five tackles at New Hampshire (11/15) in first-career start ... Career-high nine tackles at Maine (11/8) to boost him to a starting spot ... Three tackles at Rhode Island (11/1) and one sack for 16 yards along with a fumble recovery ... Also had three tackles against Bryant (10/25) with a half TFL ... Also returned three kicks on the season as a coverage man, for 16 yards ... Longest return came for eight yards at Northeastern (10/11).

As a freshman in 2007: Redshirt season.

Before UMass: Played at Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, Mass. ... Played quarterback and in the secondary for four years with the Cougars ... Named an EAC All-Star and State All-Star in football, basketball and baseball for all four years ... Threw for 1,054 yards as a senior and ran for 1,365 yards, scoring 14 touchdowns ... Averaged more than 200 yards per game in all-purpose yards ... Averaged 22.4 points per game in basketball along with 11.3 rebounds and 70 assists per game ... Batted .386 in baseball along with three homers and 28 RBIs and 10 stolen bases as a senior.

Personal: Shane Michael Viveiros ... Born Feb. 23, 1989 in Fall River, Mass. ... Son of Pamela Viveiros and Pedro DeCruz ... Brother of Deanna, Nathan and Janae ... Majoring in Building Materials and Wood Technology.

SCORINGgtdrushrcvretpat2patfgtotalavg/g
2008 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2009 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2010 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2011 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1.0
TOTAL 36 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.2


PUNT RETURNSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2008 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2009 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2010 10 2 -6 0 0 -3.0 -0.6
2011 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 36 2 -6 0 0 -3.0 -0.2


KICK RETURNSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2008 12 3 16 0 8 5.3 1.3
2009 8 1 12 0 12 12.0 1.5
2010 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2011 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 36 4 28 0 12 7.0 0.8


INTERCEPTIONSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2008 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2009 8 1 25 0 25 25.0 3.1
2010 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2011 6 1 26 1 26 26.0 4.3
TOTAL 36 2 51 1 26 25.5 1.4


ALL PURPOSEgrushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2008 12 0 0 0 16 0 16 1.3
2009 8 0 0 0 12 25 37 4.6
2010 10 0 0 -6 0 0 -6 -0.6
2011 6 0 0 0 0 26 26 4.3
TOTAL 36 0 0 -6 28 51 73 2.0


TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2008 12 11 25 36 1.5 1 0 1 0
2009 8 15 14 29 2.0 6 0 0 1
2010 10 28 18 46 2.5 4 0 0 0
2011 6 15 11 26 3.0 3 0 1 0
TOTAL 36 69 68 137 9.0 14 0 2 1


SACKS g ua a total yards
2008 12 1 0 1.0 16
2009 8 0 0 0.0 0
2010 10 0 0 0.0 0
2011 6 1 0 1.0 8
TOTAL 36 2 0 2.0 24


SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Points scored: 6, at Maine, Nov 12, 2011
Touchdowns: 1, at Maine, Nov 12, 2011
All-purpose yards: 26, at Maine, Nov 12, 2011
Punt returns: 1, at Towson, Oct 02, 2010 ; vs New Hampshire, Oct 23 2010
Punt return yards: -1, vs New Hampshire, Oct 23 2010 (1 returns)
Kick returns: 1, 4 times
Kick return yards: 12, at HOFSTRA, Nov 21, 2009 (1 returns)
Long kick return: 12, at HOFSTRA, Nov 21, 2009
Interceptions: 1, at Maine, Nov 12, 2011 ; Stony Brook, Sep 26, 2009
Long interception return: 26, at Maine, Nov 12, 2011
Tackles: 9, Maine, Nov 08, 2008 (2-7)
Sacks: 1.0, Villanova, Nov 05, 2011 (1-0); at Rhode Island, Nov. 1, 2008 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 2.0, Villanova, Nov 05, 2011 (2-0)
Fumbles recovered: 1, Villanova, Nov 05, 2011 ; at Rhode Island, Nov. 1, 2008
Pass breakups: 3, at Kansas State, Sep 05, 2009
Blocked kicks: 1, James Madison, Nov 14, 2009

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