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Darius Butler heading into rSr season: 2008: All-American Dream Team selection as an all-purpose back by The NFL Draft Report... Added All-Big East Conference first-team honors...The two-time team captain started nine of ten games he played in, missing part of the West Virginia clash and the entire Syracuse, South Florida and Pittsburgh contests after suffering a knee sprain vs. the Mountaineers...Recorded 40 tackles (28 solos) with three stops for losses of 9 yards...Deflected four passes and returned 20 kickoffs for 471 yards (23.5 avg)...On offense, he gained 123 yards with a touchdown on nine receptions (13.7 yards) and 13 yards with a score on two rushing attempts...Led a unit that ranked sixth in the nation in total defense (278.0 ypg) and ninth in both pass defense (168.23 ypg) and passing efficiency defense (101.51 rating)...Did not allow any touchdowns on 43 passes targeted into his area, as his main pass coverage assignments caught just a total of six of those passes for 106 yards, as Butler delivered thirteen third-down stops and one more on forth down vs. the pass...2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; KR: 4-70-17.5-0; 37 Sol-54 TT, 2.5 TFL, 2 INT, 7 PBU, 2 FF; Team captain…Started all 13 games in 2007and has missed just one start in his three-year UConn career…Made 54 tackles this year, intercepted two passes and broke up seven more though most teams do not throw his way...2006: 11 GP; 10 GS; KR: 1-16-16-0; 36 Sol-50 TT, 2 TFL, 4 INT, 7 PBU; Started every game except for Syracuse (Nov. 18) which he missed with a sore hamstring…Made 50 tackles on the year, 36 of them solos, and a pair of TFLs…Intercepted four passes, tying teammate Danny Lansanah for third in the BIG EAST…Also broke up seven passes...2005: 11 GP; 11 GS; KR: 10-338-33.8-1; 24 Sol-36 TT, 4 INT, 8 PBU, 1 FF; Started all 11 games at cornerback, the only defensive back to start every contest…Perhaps UConn's best freshman performer in 2005… Proved to be a top cover corner as the year progressed while also making an impact on special teams...2004: Redshirted...One of eight siblings…Uncle, Gene Atkins, played in the NFL from 1987-96 with the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins…Cousin of Buffalo Bills running back Willis McGahee, an All-American at Miami in 2002.
Byron Jones heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Cowboys' eight picks: Round 1/27 -- Byron Smith, CB, 6-1, 199, Connecticut...An explosive athlete who can play safety and cornerback. His athleticism is off the charts in that he set a would-be world record in the broad jump at the NFL Combine with an effort of 12 foot, 3 inches, shattering the old record of 11-7. - The Sports Xchange
*Donald Brown heading into rJr season: 2008: First-team All-America selection by The NFL Draft Report and The Sporting News, earning second-team honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Associated Press...Named Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Year, as he was also chosen All-Big East first-team...Chosen Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Year...Also selected the team's Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year...Led the nation as he set school and conference season records with 2,083 yards on 367 carries (5.7 avg.) that included 18 touchdown runs...Ranked third on the squad with 21 receptions for 125 yards (6.0 avg.), ranking second in the league and 24th in the nation with 108 points, an average of 8.31 points per game...Led the Big East and placed sixth in the NCAA ranks with 2,208 all-purpose yards, an average of 169.85 yards per game...Ran for 106 first downs on his 367 rushing attempts (28.88%)...Converted 19 of 51 third-down carries...Had 51 runs for at least 10 yards (13.9%), including 17 for 20 yards or longer...Gained positive yardage on 73 rushing attempts inside the red zone (19.89%), including 29 on goal-line plays...Had big runs that set up 27 Connecticut touchdown drives and 11 more that led to field goals...Was tackled behind the line of scrimmage 38 times (10.35%) and was stopped for no gain on 22 other runs (5.99%)...Turned the ball over three times, fumbling once in each of the Louisville, West Virginia and Buffalo games...Ran for over 100 yards in 11 contests...2007: Appeared in 12 games with five starts, missing only the Virginia game (Oct. 13)…Led the team with eight touchdowns…Ran 170 times for 821 yards (4.8 avg.) while catching 14 passes for 85 yards out of the backfield… Shared the team’s Offensive MVP award after the season with fellow tailback Andre Dixon…2006: Played in all 12 games and took charge after an injury to Terry Caulley, starting each of the final five contests and earning All-BIG EAST recognition…Was the only freshman in the entire league to be named All-Conference in 2006…Gained 896 yards rushing on 161 carries (5.6 average) with seven touchdowns while catching 13 passes for 66 yards and two more scores…Also returned nine kickoffs for a 23.3 yard average…2005: Redshirted.
Anthony Sherman heading into Sr season: 2010: Sherman played in 51 games as a fullback over his Husky career and again played a critical blocking role for the UConn tailback position. Sherman had 11 receptions for 127 yards with 1 touchdown receiving in 2010...2009: One of four captains on the 2009 team...played in all 13 games in 2009 and made 10 starts...had nine receptions for 71 yards and also had one rush for three yards...also had 24 tackles this season and 49 during his career, mostly on special teams...2008: As a true sophomore earned the starting fullback position ... Emerged as a top-flight receiver for the Huskies ... Was the second-leading receiver on the team with 26 receptions for 270 yards ... Had 12 receptions through the first eight games of the year, but then made 14 in the final five ... Had five rushes for 36 yards this year...2007: Played in all 13 contests as a true freshman as both a fullback and on special teams ... Started against Syracuse (Nov. 17) lined up as an H-back and at West Virginia (Nov. 24) in a fullback position ... Had six carries on the year for 18 yards and two catches for nine yards ... Also made 12 tackles.
Kendall Reyes heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Chargers' picks: Round 2/49 - Kendall Reyes, DE, 6-4, 295, Connecticut...Reyes, in the Chargers' 3-4, is headed toward defensive end. With the team unsure about Luis Castillo's return from a leg injury and the inexperience of Vaughn Martin, Reyes could hit the field sooner than later. - The Sports Xchange
Dwayne Gratz heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Jaguars' picks: Round 3/64 - Dwayne Gratz, CB, 5-11, 201, Connecticut...Gratz isn't as big as Cyprien, who the Jaguars took in the previous round, but he has strength to play a physical-type game. He bench-pressed 225 pounds 22 times at the Combine this past spring. Plus he has the speed with a 4.47 clocking in the 40. He started all but 11 of 50 games at Connecticut in his career and finished with 189 tackles and eight interceptions. With the Jaguars secondary void of its top three cornerbacks from a year ago, Gratz will make a strong bid to step into a starting role as a rookie. - The Sports Xchange
Sio Moore heading into rSr season: A closer look at Raiders' picks: Round 3/66 - Sio Moore, OLB, 6-0, 245, Connecticut...Projected as an outside linebacker by coach Dennis Allen although he's played all over, Moore caught the eye of coaching staff at the Senior Bowl, where Oakland coached the North team. Plays with a chip on his shoulder and a mean streak. QUOTE TO NOTE: "The Raiders just got the best linebacker in the draft. I don't care who went before." -- Raiders third-round pick Sio Moore, No. 66 selection overall. - The Sports Xchange
Cody Brown heading into Sr season: 2008: Unanimous All-Big East Conference first-team choice...Named the team's Defensive Most Valuable Player...Started all thirteen games at right defensive end, recording a career-high 56 tackles (33 solos)...Led the team and ranked second in the conference with eleven sacks for minus 62 yards, the third-best season total in school history...Paced the Huskies and finished second in the league with 16.5 tackles for losses totaling 72 yards, tying his 2007 mark for sixth place on the school annual record books...Tied the school season record and ranked tied for eighth nationally with five forced fumbles...Blocked a punt and recovered one fumble, as he also deflected eight passes...Helped the team rank sixth in the nation and lead the Big East in total defense, allowing only 278.0 yards per game...2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 35 Sol-50 TT, 16.5 TFL, 7.5 SK, 3 PBU; Started all 13 games at defensive end…Led all defensive linemen with 50 tackles on the year, 35 of them solo, and led for the team lead with 16.5 tackles for loss…Was second on the team with 7.5 sacks while also breaking up three passes and recovering a fumble…Tied for fifth in the BIG EAST with his 16.5 TFLs and ranked ninth with the 7.5 sacks…Recorded three TFLs, including a sack, in the Meineke Car Care Bowl (Dec. 29)...2006: 6 GP; 6 GS; 8 Sol-24 TT, 7.5 TFL, 4.5 SK; Started each of the first six games at defensive end before breaking his arm against Army (Oct. 14) and missing the rest of the season…Recorded 24 tackles, including 7.5 TFLs and 4.5 sacks in those six games...2005: 10 GP; 1 GS; 10 Sol-20 TT, 5 TFL, 1 SK, 2 PBU, 1 FF; Played in 10 games with one start (at Cincinnati on Oct. 15), missing only the season finale against Louisville (Dec. 3)…Became the first true freshman to start a game on either the offensive or defensive lines during UConn's Division I-A era…Led all true freshmen with 20 tackles (10 solo), including five tackles for loss and one sack…Also broke up two passes and forced a fumble.
Zach Hurd heading into rSr season: 2010: Hurd was a first team All-BIG EAST performer for the past two seasons and blocked for four 1,000-yard individual rushing seasons during his career. He started all 13 games for the Huskies in 2010 and started all 39 games over the past three years for UConn while appearing in a school-record 52 games during his career...2009: A First Team All-BIG EAST Conference pick....started all 13 games for the Huskies during the 2009 season at left guard...has made 26 career starts with all 13 games in 2008...2008: Started all 13 games for UConn at right guard ... Has played in 26 games during his collegiate career ... Was part of an offensive line that allowed running back Donald Brown to lead the country in rushing ... UConn team was ranked 20th in the country in rushing yards per game and second in the BIG EAST at 204.58 yards per game ...2007: Appeared in all 13 games as a backup offensive lineman and on the field goal unit...2006: Redshirted.
*Yawin Smallwood heading into rJr season: A closer look at the Falcon's picks: Round 7/253 - Yawin Smallwood, MLB, 6-2, 246, Connecticut...He played middle linebacker for the Huskies and flowed well to the ball. He was a team captain. - The Sports Xchange
*Jordan Todman heading into Jr season: 2010: 2010 BIG EAST CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES)...Todman was named the 2010 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and UConn's Most Valuable Player after leading the Huskies to an 8-5 overall record and a 5-2 mark in the BIG EAST, claiming a share of the BIG EAST Championship. UConn made its first appearance in the Bowl Championship Series as it played Oklahoma in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on New Year's Day. Todman finished the season ranked second in the country and first in the BIG EAST in rushing and was 15th nationally and first in the league in all-purpose running. He is the first UConn running back to rush for 1,000 yards or more in two seasons and has two of the top seven single-season rushing marks in school history...Todman is third in career rushing at UConn with 3,179 yards and tied for third in rushing touchdowns with 31. His 1,695 yards this past season is second in school history while his 334 carries is second and his 14 TDs is tied for fifth. Todman had a career-high 222 yards of rushing vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 11), which is the tenth-highest in school history...2009: A Second Team All-BIG EAST performer in 2009...the leading rusher on the Husky team in '09 with 1,188 yards...became the 11th Husky to rush for 1,000 yards in a season and his mark is now the fifth-highest in school history...his 235 carries in 2009 is the sixth-highest in school history and his 14 rushing TDs is tied for fifth...had five 100-yard rushing performances last season, including three of the last four games regular season games...2008: Was the third-leading rusher on the team with 47 carries for 318 yards and three touchdowns ... Missed the beginning of the season with a shoulder injury and made collegiate debut in third game of the season against Virginia (Sept. 13) ... Had 13 carries for 81 yards and a TD against the Cavaliers.
Moe Petrus heading into rSr season: 2010: Started all 13 games for the Huskies, second team All-BIG EAST pick … earned an Offensive Game Ball following the Pittsburgh win (Nov. 11) along with other blockers in recognition of UConn’s 265 rushing yards. 2009: Moved to the center position, starting all 13 games... earned the Offensive Game Ball along with his fellow offensive line starters after the win against Notre Dame (Nov. 21). 2008: Started all 13 games for the Huskies at left guard ... Named to the Sporting News and Football Writers Association of America All-Freshman team ... Part of an offensive line that allowed running back Donald Brown to lead the country in rushing ... Earned a game ball, along with his fellow offensive linemen, in UConn's win over Virginia (Sept. 13). 2007: Redshirted ... Named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Rutgers (Nov. 3), Syracuse (Nov. 17) and West Virginia (Nov. 24) games. Personal: Hometown is St. Laurent, Quebec, Candada … A 2006 Canadian All-Star…Captain of Team Canada…Member of 2005 Team Canada Global Junior Championship team and MVP of the championship game.
Trevardo Williams heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 4/124 - Trevardo Williams, OLB, 6-1, 241, Connecticut...Another college defensive end who'll make the transition to outside linebacker. He's undersized for the strong side, but that's where he'll begin. He has amazing quickness and speed to go with a closing burst to the passer. - The Sports Xchange
Lawrence Wilson heading into rSr season: 2010: Wilson was a first team All-BIG EAST selection this season after leading the conference in tackles with 123. He also added 10.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks for the Huskies this year. Among his many highlights in 2010 was a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown against South Florida. Wilson started 50 games for the Huskies the past four years and leaves the school ranked second all-time in tackles (449). He had five career interceptions and returned three of those for touchdowns...2009: A First Team All-BIG EAST selection...led the Husky team in tackles with 140 stops and had five sacks and eleven tackles for a loss in 2009...was first in the BIG EAST at 10.8 tackles per game, which also ties him for tenth nationally... had double-digit tackles in eight games...had a career-high 17 tackles vs. Syracuse (Nov. 28)...also had 16 tackles in win against Louisville (Oct. 17) and in win at Notre Dame (Nov. 21)...2008: Finished 2008 second on the team in tackles with 73 and had nine tackles against West Virginia (Nov. 1) ... Also had eight tackles in two other games ... Recorded five unassisted tackles and two pass break-ups in the International Bowl win vs. Buffalo (Jan. 3) ... Had six tackles for a loss, a sack, four pass break-ups, and a fumble recovery on the year...2007: Named second-team Freshman All-American ... Stepped in for an injured Ryan Henegan during preseason camp and started all 13 games at weakside linebacker, ranking second on the team with 113 tackles ... The 113 tackles are the most by a UConn freshman in the FBS era ... Recorded 8.5 TFLs, recovered a fumble, intercepted a pass and broke up two more ...2006: Redshirted.
Blidi Wreh-Wilson heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Titans' picks: Round 3/70 - Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, 6-1, 195, Connecticut...Wreh-Wilson fills the need for a press cover cornerback the Titans had been coveting in this year's draft. At worst, he will be a backup on the outside this year. At best, he will take a starting spot outside and kick Alterraun Verner inside to the nickel, where he is most effective. - The Sports Xchange
Greg Lloyd heading into rSr season: 2010: Llloyd was a Second Team All-BIG EAST pick during 2009 and battled injuries late in his career. He played in 7 games in 2010 and finished the season with 25 total tackles (19 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss and 1 interception...2009: An All-BIG EAST Second Team selection...missed the Papajohns.com Bowl and the regular season finale vs. USF after suffering a knee injury against Syracuse (Nov. 28), which required surgery...was second on the Husky team in tackles in 2009 with 91 stops...also had three tackles for a loss and one sack...had a career-high 15 tackles against Pittsburgh (Oct. 10)...2008: Started nine of the first 10 games of 2008 and missed final two games of regular season due to personal reasons ... returned to play in the International Bowl (Jan. 3) and has four tackles in the win vs. Buffalo ... finished the season sixth on the team in tackles with 56 ... also had seven tackles for a loss of 21 yards and one sack for a loss of seven ... had two pass breakups ...2007: Played in five games on special teams and as a reserve linebacker ... Made six tackles on the year, five of them solo, with a sack.
Lindsey Witten heading into Sr season: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: 11 GP; 2 GS; 9 Sol-19 TT, 6 TFL, 5 SK, 3 PBU, 2 QBH, 1 FR; A regular in the defensive end rotation…made starts against Cincinnati (Oct. 25) and West Virginia (Nov. 1). 2007: 13 GP; 0 GS; 12 Sol-23 TT, 4.5 TFL, 2 SK, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 1 QBH; Played in all 13 games as a reserve defensive end. 2006: 12 GP; 6 GS; 12 Sol-39 TT, 6 TFL, 3.5 SK, 1 PBU; Played in all 12 games as a true freshman, starting each of the final six. Personal: Older brother, Donte Whitner, started at strong safety for Ohio State and was picked in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft (eighth overall) by the Buffalo Bills.
Ryan Griffin heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 6/201 - Ryan Griffin, TE, 6-6, 261, Connecticut...He's got outstanding size, but he's going to need a lot of development. The coaches would like to find a big tight end who's effective blocking on the line of scrimmage. He'll compete for playing time behind Owen Daniels and Garrett Graham. - The Sports Xchange
Shamar Stephen heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 7/220 - Shamar Stephen, NT, 6-5, 313, Connecticut...A two-gap run-stopper who can occupy two defenders. Not known for being a quick pass rusher, but has a good bull rush for a player taken this low. Will compete for the backup nose tackle spot with 30-year-old Fred Evans. - The Sports Xchange
Andre Dixon heading into rSr season: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: 10 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 8-39-4.9-0; Rec: 2-8-4-0; Arrested in December 2008 for drunken driving, suspended from team for violating team rules. Was the second tailback during the 2008 season…also saw some time on special teams. 2007: 11 GP; 8 GS; Rush: 167-828-5-3; Rec: 24-280-11.7-1; Suspended for two games for violating team rules. Named second-team All-BIG EAST…Led the team in rushing…Shared the team’s Offensive MVP award after the season with fellow tailback Donald Brown…Picked up three offensive game balls during the season. 2006: 4 GP; 0 GS; KR: 12-213-17.8-0; Named the Special Teams Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Army game (Oct. 14). 2005: Redshirted.
Tyler Lorenzen heading into rSr season: 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; Rush: 133-328-2.5-1; Pass: 348-197-56.6-2367-13-6; Started all 13 games at quarterback and solidified the offense…Completed 197-of-347 passes (57-percent) for 2367 yards with 13 touchdowns and just six interceptions…His 122.98 efficiency rating is the best by a Husky signal caller since Dan Orlovsky in 2004…Also showed good mobility, running the ball 133 times for 328 yards and a score…Shared the team MVP award with Dan Davis…Threw just one interception over the final four games of the regular season and was picked off just twice in BIG EAST play... JC: Spent the 2006 season at Palomar Community College in San Marcos, Calif. (near San Diego)…Named a first-team J.C. Grid-Wire All-American and Offensive Player of the Year for California Junior Colleges…Completed 229 of 332 passes (69.0-percent) for 2,960 yards, throwing for 26 touchdowns against only three interceptions for a 167.90 efficiency rating…Carried the ball 134 times for 836 yards with eight touchdowns…Had four 300-yard passing games to guide the Comets' offense, which averaged 467.7 yards per game and 40.0 points per game…Carried a 4.0 grade point average as a business major…Honorable Mention pick on the J.C. Grid-Wire Scholar/Athlete Community College All-America team…Originally signed with Iowa State in Feb. of 2005 after a first-team All-State senior season at Eddyville-Blakesburg High School…Never played for ISU…At Eddyville-Blakesburg, also lettered three times in both basketball and track, captaining the basketball and football teams for two years each…Has several relatives who have played a variety of sports at Iowa State including football, volleyball and women's basketball.
Scott Lutrus heading into rSr season: 2010: Lutrus played in 10 games in 2010 and finished the season with 59 total tackles (40 solo) with 3.5 tackles for loss, 1 interception and 0.5 QB sacks. Lutrus was a Second Team All-BIG EAST pick in his sophomore year of 2008 and started a total of 41 games over four years...2009: Experienced player who struggled with a stinger injury but came back strong as the year progressed...was injured in the opening win over Ohio (Sept. 5) and came back to action briefly in the Pittsburgh game (Oct. 10) before suffering the same injury...returned to the starting lineup against Rutgers (Oct. 31) and made six tackles...had a great performance in the Papajohns.com Bowl vs. South Carolina (Jan. 2) with a team-high nine tackles and a fumble recovery...2008: Led the Huskies in tackles with 106 (64-42) at the strongside "Husky" linebacker ... was named Second Team All-BIG EAST Conference ... also had nine tackles for a loss and an interception with six deflections ... was named to the BIG EAST All-Academic team for 2008...2007: Named first-team Freshman All-American ... Started all 13 games at strongside "Husky" linebacker and ranked third on the team with 107 tackles including 62 solo stops ... Recorded eight TFLs, including a sack ... Intercepted four passes, returning a school-record two for touchdowns ... Named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week in consecutive weeks vs. Louisville and USF, becoming the first defensive player to do so outright in the league since Nate Webster of Miami in 1999 ...2006: Redshirted.
Dahna Deleston heading into rSr season: 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 47 Sol-103 TT, 2 TFL, 1.5 SK, 1 INT, 4 PBU, 1 FR, 1 FF; Started all 13 games at safety and was fourth on the team with 103 tackles…Also chipped in two TFLs, 1.5 sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and four pass breakups... 2006: 11 GP; 10 GS; 33 Sol-64 TT, 3 TFL, 0.5 SK, 1 PBU, 1 FF; Played in 11 games with 10 starts...Credited with 64 tackles on the year, three of them for a loss including a half of a sack... 2005: 11 GP; 8 GS; 19 Sol-43 TT, 2.5 TFL, 1 INT, 1 PBU; Played in all 11 games, starting each of the first eight at strong safety…Was second amongst UConn defensive backs with 43 tackles (19 solo) including 2.5 for a loss…Intercepted a pass and broke up another...2004: Redshirted.
Julius Williams heading into rSr season: 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 14 Sol-35 TT, 12 TFL, 8.5 SK, 1 PBU, 1 QBH, 3 FF; Started all 13 games at defensive end and made 35 tackles on the year…Ranked third on the team with 12 TFLs and led the squad with 8.5 sacks… Also forced three fumbles and broke up a pass... 2006: 12 GP; 0 GS; 2 Sol-9 TT; Appeared in all 12 games and made nine stops...2004: 12 GP; 0 GS; 2 Sol-7 TT; Saw action in all 12 games on special teams while making some brief appearances as a linebacker.
Geremy Davis heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Giants' six picks: Round 6/186 - Geremy Davis, WR, 6-3, 216, Connecticut...Davis becomes the 12th receiver to join a Giants roster that seems to remain worried about whether it will have Victor Cruz back at full strength for the 2015 season. Despite his production -- Davis is the FBS record holder in receptions (165) and receiving yards (2,292) -- his best chance of making the roster will be on special teams. - The Sports Xchange
Steve Brouse heading into rSr season: 2007: 12 GP; 9 GS; Rec: 25-288-11.5-4; KR: 2-8-4-0; 0 Sol-1 TT; Played in 12 of Uconn's 13 games, missing only the Syracuse game (Nov. 17) due to concussion…Started each of the nine games out of those 12 which UConn opened with a tight end…Caught 26 passes for 286 yards and four touchdowns... 2006: 12 GP; 10 GS; Rec: 19-216-11.4-0; KR: 2-17-8.5-0; Played in all 12 games with starts in each of the 10 when UConn employed a tight end on its first play…Caught 19 passes for 216 yards…Had at least one reception in every game but Louisville (Dec. 2)... 2005: 11 GP; 0 GS; Rec: 3-44-14.7-0; Appeared in all 11 games as a backup tight end and on special teams…Caught three passes for 44 yards…Also made three tackles in coverage...2004: Redshirted…Brother, Matt, was an offensive tackle at Youngstown State.
Mike Ryan heading into rSr season: 2010: First Team All-BIG EAST … started the first five games of the season at right tackle before moving over to the left for seven games … missed the regular season finale vs. USF after suffering a right knee injury vs. Cincinnati … earned an Offensive Game Ball following the Pittsburgh win (Nov. 11) along with other blockers in recognition of UConn’s 265 rushing yards. 2009: Moved into the starting lineup at left tackle in the fifth game of the 2009 season and started the final nine games of the season... earned the Offensive Game Ball along with his fellow offensive line starters after the win against Notre Dame (Nov. 21). 2008: Played reserve duty in five games. 2007: Redshirted … Named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Louisville game (Oct. 19). Personal: Brother, Jamie Ryan, played football at Notre Dame.
Zach Frazer heading into rSr season: 2009: Started the season as the starting quarterback for the Huskies but went down with a knee injury in the second game of the season vs. North Carolina....went back to the lineup against Rutgers (Oct. 31) when Cody Endres went down with a shoulder injury and started the final five games of the season...was 11 of 24 in the air for 127 yards with two TD and three interceptions in opening night win over Ohio (Sept. 5)...2008: Started two games when Tyler Lorenzen suffered a broken foot in the Louisville game (Sept. 26), but then missed time himself with a head injury suffered at the end of the Rutgers game (Oct. 18) ... In the win against the Cardinals, came off the bench late in the first half to engineer a come-from-behind win ... Was eight-of-15 in the air for 90 yards, including his first collegiate TD pass ...2007: Sat out the season after transferring from Notre Dame ...2006: Attended Notre Dame for one year...Did not play for the Fighting Irish.
Kashif Moore heading into rSr season: 2010: Started 10 of 13 games playerd … finished second on the team with 36 receptions for 452 yards (12.6 per) and four touchdowns ... returned eight kickoffs for 169 yards (21.1 avg). 2009: Saw action in all 13 games with starts in three games ... Had 22 receptions for 370 yards with three TDs ... Had four receptions for 77 games against Cincinnati. 2008: Led the Huskies in receptions as a redshirt freshman in 2008 with 27 catches for 273 yards ... His first career TD reception came vs. Rutgers on a 46-yard pass in the fourth quarter from Zach Frazer. 2007: Redshirted ... Named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Cincinnati game.
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