Ducasse, Miles, Zardas Named New England All-Stars

Chris Zardas has emerged as a star fullback as a senior.

Chris Zardas has emerged as a star fullback as a senior.

Dec. 2, 2009

BOSTON, Mass. - A trio of UMass seniors have been named to the New England Football Writers All-Star Team. Lineman Vladimir Ducasse, safety Jeromy Miles and fullback Chris Zardas were all named to the All-Star team. The trio were also named to the All-CAA First-Team in November.

Ducasse, who is expected to be an NFL Draft Pick in April, helped UMass' offensive line to be the fewest sacks in the CAA, giving up 1.55 per game. He also helped UMass to have seven games with 100-yard rushers.

Miles is also expected to get a strong look for a chance to play in the NFL. He had 62 tackles along with two interceptions and five passes defended as teams did not challenge him often.

Zardas played all 11 games blocking for UMass' tailback Tony Nelson and Jonathan Hernandez. He showed his versatile nature all season. He rushed 43 times for 164 yards and three touchdowns. He also had seven catches for 46 yards.

DL James Develin Brown Sr.
DL Don Smith Bryant Sr.
DL Jordan Stevens Maine Sr.
DL Carl Ehrlich Harvard Sr.
LB Paul Rice Yale Sr.
LB Sean Ware New Hampshire Sr.
LB Jon Takamura Harvard Sr.
LB Marcus Rodriguez Holy Cross Sr.
DB Terrence Klein New Hampshire Sr.
DB Marcus Dorsey Central Conn. Sr.
DB Michael Wright Holy Cross Sr.
DB Derrick Barker Harvard Sr.
DB Jeromy Miles Massachusetts Sr.



OL Paul Jasinowski Brown Sr.
OL James Williams Harvard Sr.
OL Chris Poole Holy Cross Sr.
OL Vladimir Ducasse Massachusetts Sr.
OL Kevin Newhall Northeastern Sr.
OL Tom Neill New Hampshire Sr.
QB Dominic Randolph Holy Cross Sr.
RB James Mallory Central Conn. Sr.
RB John Griffin Northeastern Jr.
FB Chris Zardas Massachusetts Sr.
WR Buddy Farnham Brown Sr.
WR Steve Tedesco Sacred Heart Sr.
WR Landis Williams Maine Sr.
WR Shawn Leonard Rhode Island Sr.
TE Scott Sicko New Hampshire Sr.

KS Tom Mante Yale Sr.
RS Shawn Abuhoff Dartmouth So.

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