Enters the season as the starter at one cornerback spot ? Also a key player on special teams ? Has played in 15 career games.
1998:Second-string cornerback, who also saw a good deal of action on special teams ? Played in all 15 games on the season ? Made 10 tackles on the year, eight of them solo stops ? Also has a pair of pass breakups ? Returned five kickoffs for 82 yards ? Recorded two unassisted tackles in NCAA semifinal victory at Northwestern State ? Made two solo tackles at Connecticut ? Recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown at Hofstra ? Also returned three kickoffs for 41 yards at Hofstra ? Named the ESPN / USA Today National Co-Special Teams Player of the Week following the Hofstra game ? Had a pair of kickoff returns for 41 yards against Buffalo. Before UMass: Transferred to UMass prior to his junior season from Mesa Community College, where he played for coach Dave Fager ? Served as team captain at Mesa during his sophomore season, while earning second team All-Mission Conference honors ? Had 65 tackles, three interceptions and nine pass breakups during his final year at Mesa, while averaging 28.6 yards on kickoff returns ? Also a member of the track team at Mesa ? Played his prep ball for coach Ron Morgan at University City High School ? Earned second team All-Western League honors ? Also lettered in both track and wrestling.
Personal:Full name is Willie Lee Lavell Hemmer ? Son of Paula Hemmer and Willie Leach ? Born May 23, 1977 in Rockford, Ill. ? Majoring in African American Studies.
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