A look at the squad ahead of the season-opener versus Boston College on Saturday
As A Freshman In 2014: Made his first appearance with the Minutemen and notched a pair of assisted tackles at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Also saw time at Penn State (9/20) but did not record statistics ... Helped out on a career-high five tackles, including an assisted TFL, against Bowling Green (9/27) ... Earned a pass breakup and two tackles (2-0) at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4.
Before UMass: Played scholastically at Royal Palm Beach High School ... Posted 22 sacks from his linebacker position to earn Class 7A All-State First Team honors on defense as a senior in 2013 ... Was also an all-region, all-area, all-county and all-conference first team selection as a senior ... Earned honorable mention all-county and all-conference accolades as a junior ... Was a standout participant at the 2014 NUC All-South Classic ... Named the East squad's offensive MVP at the All-South Game after returning an 80-yard kickoff for a touchdown and catching another TD pass on offense ... Also held offers from Marshall, Northern Illinois, Middle Tennessee State and Western Kentucky.
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