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UCONN (0-0, 0-0 BE) vs. FORDHAM (0-0, 0-0 PL) GAME 1 w Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 w 7:30 P.M. RENTSCHLER FiELD (40,000)


UConn Schedule/Results Date Opponent(TV) Score/Time 9/1 FORDHAM(ESPN3) 7:30PM 9/10 at Vanderbilt (SNY) 7:30 PM 9/16 IOWASTATE(ESPN/2) 8:00PM 9/24 at Buffalo (SNY/ESPN) 6:00 PM 10/1 WESTERNMICHIGAN(SNY)3:30PM 10/8 at West Virginia*(SNY/ESPN) 12:00 PM 10/15 USF* TBA 10/26 at Pittsburgh* (ESPN) 8:00 PM 11/5SYRACUSE* TBA 11/19LOUISVILLE* TBA 11/26RUTGERS* TBA 12/3 at Cincinnati* (ESPN/2) 12:00 PM * Denotes BIG EAST Conference game

Fordham Schedule/Results Date Opponent Score/Time 9/1 at Connecticut (ESPN3) 7:30 PM 9/17 COLUMBIA 1:00PM 9/24 at Rhode Island 1:00 PM 10/1 at Colgate* 1:00 PM 10/8 at Penn 6:00 PM 10/15 LEHIGH 1:00PM 10/22 at Lafayette 1:00 PM 10/29 at Army (CBS CS) 3:30 PM 11/5 at Georgetown* 1:00 PM 11/12BUCKNELL* 1:00PM 11/19HOLYCROSS* 1:00PM * Denotes Patriot League Conference game


w UConn kicks off its 112th season of intercollegiate football, its ninth at RentschlerFieldanditseighthasamemberoftheBIGEASTConference. w

Cheshire native Paul Pasqualoni makes hisdebutastheHuskyheadcoach.Hehas wonmoreBIGEASTleaguegamesthanany other head coach and is one short of the overallgamerecord.


UConn posted an 8-5 record last year, includingatriptotheTostitosFiestaBowl-the first BCSgame appearance its history. UConnwonitssecondBIGEASTtitleinfour yearsanditsfirst-everLambertTrophy.


With its win over Syracuse on Nov. 20,

THE COACHES CONNECTICUTHEADCOACHPAULPASQUALONI UConn head coach PaulPasqualonimakes his Husky head coaching debut on Thursday against Fordham. The Cheshire, Conn., native was named the 28th head football coach in UConn history on January 14, 2011. Pasqualoni has had a highly-successful career on all levels of football -- professional, college and high school. He was the head coach at Western Connecticut from 1982-86 and led the team to the NCAA Division II playoffs in 1985. He had an extremely successful tenure as the head coach at Syracuse from 1991-2004. Pasqualoni led the Orange to 107 wins, four BIG EAST titles and a 6-3 postseason record. Among his bowl appearances at Syracuse were two Fiesta Bowls (1992 and ‘97) and an Orange Bowl (‘98). Pasqualonientersthe2011seasonastheall-timewinningestcoachinBIG EASTConferenceleaguewinswith62andissecondinoverallwinswith107 --andwithhisfirstUConnwinwilltietherecordof108. He is just one of two league coches in history to win four BIG EAST Championships. His overall college coaching record stands at 141-76-1 (34-17 at WCSU and 107-59-1 at Syracuse). For the past five seasons, Pasqualoni has served on NFL staffs -- with Dallas in 2005-07 and ‘10 and with Miami in 2008-09. His first coaching job was an assistant coach at Cheshire HS from 1972-75. He is a 1972 Penn State graduate. FORDHAMHEADCOACHTOMMASELLA TomMasellais in his sixth season as the Fordham head coach and his tenth overall as a collegiate head coach. In 2007, he led the Rams to an 8-4 record for the Patriot League Championship. He was the head coach at Central Connecticut from 2004-05 and led the Blue Devils to a pair of Northeast Conference titles. He was also the head coach at Boston University in 1996 and ‘97 -- where he dropped a pair of games to UConn. MasellawasanassistantcoachonSkipHoltz’s1998staffasUConnhada 10-3 record and made its first postseason appearance in the Division I-AA playoffs. A 1981 Wagner graduate, Masella has also had assistant coaching stops at Wagner, Merchant Marine, BU, Louisiana Tech and Massachusetts.

RADiO & TV COVERAGE TELEVISIONCOVERAGE Thursday’s game will be televised by BobPicozzi is on play-byplay while ChristianFauria is on color and DarrenChiappetta is the producer. The game will also be replayed on SNY in a condensed mode on the “Husky Power Hour” on Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:00 a.m. and in its entirity on Friday at 11:00 a.m. RADIOCOVERAGE For the 19th consecutive season, WTIC1080-AM in Hartford serves as the flagship station for the UConn Radio Network. WTIC is the state’s only 50,000 watt signal and can be heard in 23 states and parts of Canada. Veteran UConn announcers Joe D’Ambrosio (play-by-play) and Wayne Norman (color commentary) return to call the action with KevinNathan on the sidelines and E.B.Davis on production. The UConn pregame show begins 90 minutes prior to kickoff, while home games, the UConn Tailgate Show will air two and a half hours prior to the game with Kevin Nathan and Bob Joyce. UConn football on home dates gets going early with “Breakfast At The Rent” with RayDunaway and ScottGray beginning at 6:00 a.m.


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AROUND THE BiG EAST 2011BIGEASTSTANDINGS BIGEAST OVERALL Cincinnati 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 Connecticut 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 Louisville 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 Pittsburgh 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 Rutgers 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 Syracuse 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 USF 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 West Virginia 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 UPCOMINGGAMES Thursday,September1 Murray State at Louisville, 6:00 p.m. Fordham at Connecticut, 7:30 p.m. North Carolina Central at Rutgers, 7:30 p.m. Wake Forest at Syracuse, 8:00 p.m. Saturday,September3 USF at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 6:00 p.m. Austin Peay at Cincinnati, 7:00p.m. Sunday,September4 Marshall at West Virginia, 3:30 p.m. All Times Eastern


On Thursday, WTIC will have a live broadcast of its afternoon drive show “Church and State” at the stadium, which is co-hosted by former Connecticut governor John Rowland, one of the driving forces behind the buillding of Rentschler Field The UConn Football Radio Network also includes WILI 1400-AM in Willimantic and WSUB AM-FM in New London. UConn football games are also broadcast over the internet at  UCONNANDSNY SNY, the television home of the New York Mets, Jets and the BIG EAST Conference, in conjunction with the University of Connecticut is in its second-year of multi-year partnership that makes SNY "the official television home of the UConn Huskies football and men'sbasketballprograms". SNYannuallyfeatures300hoursofUConnprogramming - including 120 hours of Huskies game coverage. Additionally, SNY significantly expands its UConn sports coverage throughout its sports news and entertainment programming. SNY also created a UConn Huskies sports section on the network's website - As the TV home of UConn football, SNYwill air of minimum of four live games in 2011 -- which will be wrapped by in-depth post-game shows - produced by SNY. In addition to the network's live game coverage, SNY carries the following UConn Huskies football programming: ►Comprehensive UConn Huskies Football Season Preview Show ►Paul Pasqualoni’s Weekly Press Conference ►In-Depth Post-Game Shows (Following all SNY-televised UConn football games) ►UConn Huskies Season-in-Review/Bowl Preview Special ►UConn's "Football Signing Day" Press Conference ►Re-airs of every UConn Huskies Football Game (subject to availability) ►Huskies Power Hour: A 60-minute cut-down version of that week's game. As the college basketball season tips off, SNY's all-access pass features at least 13 UConn men's basketball contests and a minimum of one women's basketball contest each season.

SERiES NOTES HUSKIESVS.FORDHAMALL-TIME Thursday’s game is just the second meeting between UConn and Fordham in the sport of football and the Rams hold a 1-0 series edge. The only meeting came in 1915 with a 35-0 Fordham win in New York. It was a different era of college football then as the “Connecticut Aggies” played a schedule of eight games while Fordham played a whopping 25 with a 19-6 record. UCONNANDFORDHAMCONNECTIONS The UConn roster has six players from the state of New York on it -- including freshman Wilbert Lee of Brooklyn and Lyle McCombs of Staten Island and Shamar Stephen of Brookville...Fordham has ten Connecticut natives on its preseason roster...UConn QB coach JoeMoorhead is a 1996 Fordham graduate and was a second team All-Patriot League selection as a senior...Husky linebackers coach JonathanWholley was on the 2009 Fordham staff coaching the running backs...Fordham HC TomMasella was the assistant head coach on the UConn staff in 1998 as the team went to the NCAA Div. I-AA playoffs..Fordham DB coach Tim Cary was a graduate assistant on the UConn staff from 2007-09...Ram Director of Football Operations PatrickMaguireis a 2009 UConn graduate and was a student assistant coach. RENTSCHLERGAMEDAY At UConn home games, FanFest takes place starting four hours before kickoff up until 30 minutes before the game. It takes place between Gates A and B outside the stadium gates...The offerings change each game, but activities typically include inflatable games for children, live bands, promotional vehicles and UConn student-athletes from various teams signing autographs....The “Husky Walk” is a chance for fans to welcome the UConn teams as they get off the team buses and head to the stadium. That takes place at approximately two hours and 15 minutes before kickoff between Gates A and B...Onceagainthisseasonattheendofhome games,theUConnteamwillsingthe“UConnHusky”fightsonginfrontofthestudent sectionatRentschlerField.

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HUSKIESHAVEBEENBOWLELIGIBLE The 2010 UConn football team won the BIGEASTChampionship and advancedtoplayintheschool’sfirst-everBCSgame--theTostitosFiesta Bowl.UConn made the bowl eligible mark for the sixth time in the past eight seasons -- and the fourth consecutive. UConn’s trip and victory over South Carolina in the 2010 Bowl marked the fourth time that the Huskies went bowling and the third consecutive. The Huskies also went to the International Bowl in 2009 and defeated Buffalo. In 2007, UConn was 9-3 in the regular season and went on to the Meineke Car Care Bowl. In 2004, the Huskies went 7-4 in the regular season and won the Motor City Bowl. In 2003, UConn was 9-3, but did not go to a bowl because of its independent status. UCONNINSEASONOPENERS UConn is 7-2 in season openers since making the jump to then-Division I-A in 2002. UConn has won each of its five season openers at Rentschler Field (2003Indiana, 2004-Murray State, 2005-Buffalo, 2006-Rhode Island and 2008-Hofstra) and also downed Duke, 45-14, in Durham, to open the 2007 season and Ohio University, 23-16 in Athens, to open 2009. UConn’s two FBS era opening day losses were a 24-16 defeat at Boston College on Aug. 31, 2002 in UConn’s first game as an official member of the FBS, and last year’s 30-10 loss to Michigan on Sept. 4, 2010. Overall, UConn is 50-59-2 in season openers dating back to 1896. EXPERIENCEDUCONNSTAFF Pasqualoni has completed an amazingly experienced coaching staff for the year: Name Position ............................................................AlmaMater Paul Pasqualoni Head Coach ..................................................Penn State ‘72 George DeLeone Offensive Coordinator, Tight Ends ..............Connecticut ‘70 Don Brown Defensive Coordinator, Cornerbacks ................Norwich ‘77 Hank Hughes Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Line ........Springfield ‘79 Matt Cersosimo Wide Receivers, Recruiting Coordinator........Springfield ‘00 Mike Foley Offensive Line ....................................................Colgate ‘78 Joe Moorhead Quarterbacks ....................................................Fordham ‘96 Darrell Perkins Safeties ............................................................Wyoming ‘90 Clayton White RBs, Special Teams Coordinator........North Carolina St. ‘02 Jonathan Wholley Linebackers ................................................Connecticut ‘04 The new Connecticut football staff has an extensive history of coaching college football: * There are four coaches on the staff that have served as college head coach for a total of 42 seasons: Pasqualoni, 19 seasons (Syracuse 1991-2004, Western Connecticut 1982-86); DeLeone, 4 seasons (Southern Connecticut 197679); Brown, 12 seasons (Massachusetts 2004-08, Northeastern 2000-2003, Plymouth State 1993-95); Foley, 7 seasons (Colgate 1986-92). * There are four coaches on the staff that have served as coordinators on the FBS level – DeLeone, Brown, Hughes and Moorhead * There are 196 combined seasons of college coaching on the staff – DeLeone 37, Foley 32, Hughes 30, Pasqualoni 29, Brown 29, Moorhead 11, Cersosimo 9, Perkins 9, White 7 and Wholley 3. PASQUALONIANDBIGEASTRECORDS UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni has won more BIG EAST Conferece Games (league contests only) than any other coach in history. Pasqualoni has 62 league wins from 1991-2004 while Frank Beamer of Virginia Tech is second with 57. Pasqauloniissecondinleaguehistoryinoverallwinswith107andison the verge of breaking that record as Beamer has 108. After Beamer and Pasqualoni, the distant third is Don Nehlen of West Virginia at 61.


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RUSHINGYARDS Todman..............1695 771 ....................Whiting Frey ....................389 458 ....................Wayne Shoemate ............115 452 ......................Martin PASSINGYARDS Frazer ................1425 1614 ..................Wayne Endres ................471 665 ....................Higgins RECEPTIONS Smith ....................46 71 ....................Caldwell K. Moore ................36 42 ......................Skelton Griffin ....................31 27 ........................Moore POINTSSCORED Teggart ................111 58 ......................Murray Todman..................84 48 ......................Whiting Frey ......................30 24 ....................Caldwell K. Moore ................24 24 ......................Wayne TOTALTACKLES Wilson..................123 78 ..........Abdul-Quddus S. Moore ..............110 74 ......................Haruna Gratz......................63 69 ........................Martin Two tied ................59 64 ................Melanophy INTERCEPTIONS Junior ......................4 2 ..................Melanophy Wreh-Wilson ............4 1....................Three tied CATEGORY ......................UCONN FORD Total Offense......................325.8 383.5 Rushing Offense................174.7 176.0 Passing Offense ................151.1 207.5 Passing Efficiency ............103.07 117.9 Scoring Offense ................26.4 21.3 First Downs For ................210 235 Third Down Conv. ..............31% 43% Turnovers-INT/Fum ..........19-9/10 16-8/8 Total Defense ....................366.8 368.6 Rushing Defense ..............143.2 136.5 Passing Defense ..............223.5 232.1 Passing Eff. Defense ........116.38 135.7 Scoring Defense ................22.0 24.5 First Downs Against ..........244 222 Third Down Defense..........40% 44% TOs Forced-INT/Fum ........31-20/11 11-5/6 Turnover Margin ................+12 -5 Time of Possession ..........28:53 27:07 Penalties-Yards..................63-522 64-533

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TRACKiNG THE OPPONENTS Fordham (0-0) This Week: at Connecticut Next Week: Idle

Vanderbilt (0-0) This Week: vs. Elon Next Week: vs. Connecticut

iowa State (0-0) This Week: vs. Northern Iowa Next Week: vs. Iowa

Buffalo (0-0) This Week: at Pittsburgh Next Week: vs. Stony Brook

Western Michigan (0-0) This Week: at Michigan Next Week: vs. Nicholls

West Virginia (0-0) This Week: vs. Marshall Next Week: vs. Norfolk State

USF (0-0) This Week: at Notre Dame Next Week: vs. Ball State

Pittsburgh (0-0) This Week: vs. Buffalo Next Week: vs. Maine

Syracuse (0-0) This Week: vs. Wake Forest Next Week: vs. Rhode Island

Louisville (0-0) This Week: vs. Murray State Next Week: vs. FIU

Rutgers (0-0) This Week: vs. N.C. Central Next Week: at North Carolina

Cincinnati (0-0) This Week: vs. Austin Peay Next Week: at Tennessee

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UCONNCOACHINGDEBUTS Pasqualoni is making his debut on Thursday as the Husky coach. HeislookingtobecomethefirstUConncoachsinceSumnerDolein1923towinhis firstgameatUConn.Here is how some other UConn head coaches have fared in their first game – Randy Edsall, 56-17 loss at Hofstra, Sept. 4, 1999; Skip Holtz, 17-6 loss vs. Nicholls State, Sept. 3, 1994; Tom Jackson, 22-5 loss at Rutgers, Sept. 10, 1983; Walt Nadzak, 49-0 loss at Lehigh, Sept. 10, 1977; Larry Naviaux, 22-20 loss vs. Lehigh, Sept. 15, 1973; Bob Casciola, 20-7 loss at Vermont; John Toner, 16-0 loss at Yale, Sept. 25, 1965; Rick Forzano, 21-6 loss at Yale, Sept. 26, 1964; Bob Ingalls, 34-13 loss at Yale, Sept. 20, 1952; Arthur Valpey, 25-0 loss at Yale, Sept. 23, 1950; J.O. Christian, 7-0 loss vs. American International; Sumner Dole, 13-0 win vs. Trinity, Sept, 29, 1923. BIGEASTANDUCONN UConn begins 2011 BIG EAST Conference play on Oct. 8 at West Virginia and 2011 marks the eighth year of football league membership dating back to 2004. UConn was one of seven charter members of the BIGEASTConference when the league was founded in 1979 and UConn and Syracuse are the only two founding schools that are currently playing football in the league. The other five were Boston College, Seton Hall, Providence, Georgetown and St. John’s. 1,000ANDCOUNTING UConn’s game against Rhode Island on Sept. 26, 2009 was the 1,000 game in program history dating back to the first team in 1896. UConn now has an overall program record of 481-503-38 in 1,022 games. HUSKIESONWATCHLISTS,PRESEASONHONORS A number of members of the 2011 Huskies were named to preseason “Watch Lists” for 2011. They are: Sophomore Tight End Ryan Griffin (Londonberry, N.H.) * John Mackey Award Watch List Senior Kicker Dave Teggart (Northborough, Mass.) * Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award Senior Defensive Tackle Kendall Reyes (Nashua, N.H.) * Outland Trophy, given to the best interior lineman in the country * Bronko Nagurski Trophy, given to the best defensive player in the country; * Lombardi Award, given to the best offensive or defensive lineman in the country. Senior center Moe Petrus (St. Laurent, Que.) * Outland Trophy * Lombardi Award Senior offensive tackle Mike Ryan (Tamaqua, Pa.) * Lombardi Award HUSKIESANDNATIONALPOLLS Connecticut has been ranked in the Associated Press poll for six weeks during its FBS history, four weeks in the USA Today poll and seven weeks in the BCS rankings. UConn was No. 25 on Dec. 5 of last season in its only ranking of the year. The Huskies were No. 16 on Oct. 28, 2007 and Nov. 4, 2007, No. 25 on Nov. 11, 2007, No. 20 on Nov. 18, 2007 and No. 24 on Sept. 28, 2008. BIGEASTPRESEASONPOLL Connecticut was picked sixth in the BIG EAST preseason media poll. West Virginia was first followed by Pittsburgh, USF, Syracuse and Cincinnati and then UConn followed by Rutgers and Louiville. UCONNVS.RANKEDTEAMS The January 1, 2011 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl game vs. Oklahoma marked the 17th time in school history that the Huskies faced a team ranked in the

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Associated Press poll at the time of the game. UConn’s only win in those 17 games came on Oct. 27, 2007 with a 22-15 win over No. 11 USF. UConn first played a ranked team in the 2001 season opener at No. 9 Virginia Tech. UConn has played the country’s top ranked team once when it travelled to Miami on Oct. 5, 2002. FASTESTFROMDIVISIONI-AATOTHEPOLLS SCHOOL I-ADEBUT FIRSTRANKING Marshall 1997 Two years, four weeks (9/12/99) CONNECTICUT 2002 Fiveyears,10weeks(10/28/07) South Florida 2001 Six years, three weeks (9/9/07) Boise State 1996 Six years, 13 weeks (11/10/02) UCONNFOOTBALLALEADERINACADEMICS The UConn football program continues to be a leader in the BIG EAST Conference in terms of academic performance by its student-athletes. UConnwasthetopteamintheNCAA’sGraduationSuccessRate(GSR) ofbothOctober2008and’09amongleagueschools.TheHuskieslatest GSR, released in October 2010, UConn was third in the BIGEASTand withinfourpointsofthesecondplaceteam. The UConn football program also had the highest NCAA GSR for AfricanAmerican student-athletes among all state universities that participated in a bowl game in 2008. In five of the past seven years, including 2007, ‘08 and ‘09, UConn was recognized by the American Football Coaches Association for its high graduation rate. UConn’soverallGSRin2009wasthethird-highestofthemorethan50 stateuniversitiesthatparticipatedinabowlgame. In 2011, the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) for the UConn football team was an impressive 953 over a four-year cycle, with a one-year mark of 959 for the 2009-10 academic year. HUSKIESVS.THEBIGEAST UConn owns an all-time mark of 22-26 in BIGEASTConferencegames since joining the league for football in 2004. The Huskies posted their best conference record with a 5-2 mark in 2007 and ‘10. UConn’s current five-game BIG EAST Conference games winning streak is the longest in school history. HUSKIESONTHEROADSINCE2002 The Huskies have put together a 21-29 road record since 2002. In non-conferenceroadaffairs over that same span, Connecticut has posted a mark of 16-11 and has woneightofitslast12suchgames, including 2009 wins over Ohio, Baylor and Notre Dame and 2011 losses to Michigan and Temple. HUSKIESVS.NON-CONFERENCEFOESSINCE2002 Connecticut boasts a 40-18 record against non-conference opponents in the regular season since making the move to the FBS in 2002. The Huskies have won 15 of their last 20 regular season non-league games overall with the only blemishes coming via a one-point loss at Virginia (17-16) in 2007, losses to North Carolina in 2008 and ‘09 and Michigan and Temple in ‘10. UConn has posted the following records in non-conference regular season games: 6-6 (2002), 9-3 (2003), 4-1 (2004), 3-1 (2005), 3-2 (2006), 4-1 (2007), 4-1 (2008), 4-1 (2009), 3-2 (2010).


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MEDiA SERViCES CONTACT: Mike Enright 2095 Hillside Road U-1173 Storrs, CT 06269-1173 Phone: (860) 486-3531 Cell: (860) 208-4756 FAX: (860) 486-5085 Email: Online: IMAGES For high resolution logos and head shots, visit the BIG EAST Conference and UConn section of For action shots, please contact Mike Enright. ALLINFORMATIONBELOWISBASEDONA SATURDAYGAMEWEEK . WEEKLYPAULPASQUALONI TELECONFERENCES Sunday:Teleconference 4:00 p.m. ET. Go to: Monday: Via BIG EAST Teleconference at 11:40 a.m. ET. The number to call is (913) 981-5533. Thursday:Brief update teleconference at 1:00 for state media only. The weblink is the same as above. Contact Mike Enright for more information. PLAYER/ASST.COACHESINTERVIEWS Selected players and assistant coaches are available from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. MEDIALUNCHEONS UConn will host its weekly media luncheon on Tuesday during game weeks. The schedule is as follows: 11:30 a.m.: Coach Pasqualoni speaks 12:15 p.m.: Lunch begins 12:30 p.m.: Opposing coach on phone if available 1:00 p.m.: Remaining UConn players/assistant cocahes available. PLAYERS MUST BE REQUESTED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE PRACTICECOVERAGE The first 30 minutes (approximate) of practice on Tuesday and Wednesday are open to photographers and videographers shooting B-Roll. All Friday walkthroughs are closed to the media. POSTGAMEINTERVIEWS UConn’s locker room is closed following games.

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>> 2011 UConn football HUSKIESINNCAASTATISTICS Here are the categories where UConn was in the final top 40 in the 2010 NCAA statistics Rushing Offense 35th at 174.69 (Second in BIG EAST) Pass Eff. Def. 28th at 116.43 (Fourth in BIG EAST) Scoring Defense 35th at 22.00 (Sixth in BIG EAST) Kickoff Returns 3rd at 27.04 (First in BIG EAST) Interceptions t5th at 19 (First in BIG EAST) Tackles For Loss t26th at 6.69 (Second in BIG EAST) Sacks Allowed 20th at 1.15 (First in BIG EAST) Turnover Margin 11th at +0.92 (First in BIG EAST) Here were UConn’s ranked individual leaders JordanTodman-- Second in rushing at 141.25 and First in BIG EAST 15th in all-purpose rushing at 156.67 and Second in BIG EAST NickWilliams-- First in kickoff returns at 35.29 and First in BIG EAST DaveTeggart-- t26th in scoring at 8.54 and First in BIG EAST Fourth in field goals at 1.92 and First in BIG EAST LawrenceWilson-- 29th in tackles at 9.46 and First in BIG EAST JesseJoseph-- t26th in sacks at 0.71 and Fourth in BIG EAST HUSKIESINTHENFL As the NFL continues its preseason, there are a total of 14 Huskies in NFL camps. UConn had 11 former players that were on NFL rosters in 2009 (a school high) and nine former Huskies are currently on NFL rosters. The 2009 NFL Draft made history for the Huskies as four UConn players were selected in the first 63 selections. UConn is the only BIG EAST school to have four players picked that early since the league was reorganized in 2005. UConn had two players selected in the 2010 NFL Draft and four more in ‘11. Here a look at UConn players in NFL camps. * Fullback DeonAndersonof the Miami Dolphins, who played four seasons with Dallas before moving to the Dolphins in mid-2010. * Offensive tackle WilliamBeatty of the New York Giants, who is entering his third year and has six starts over the past two seasons for the Giants. * Running back DonaldBrown, who is entering his third year with the Indianapolis Colts. He was UConn’s first All-American in the BCS era and the Huskies’ first NFL First Round Draft Pick. He’s with the Indianapolis Colts and played in the Super Bowl his rookie year. * Defensive back TyvonBranch, who is entering his fourth year with the Oakland Raiders. He has started all 16 games for the Raiders over the past two years. * Wide receiver MarcusEasley with the Buffalo Bills, who missed all of last season (rookie) with an injury. * Cornerback RobertMcClain of the Carolina Panthers, who started two games as a rookie last year. * The veteran of the group is QB DanOrlovsky, who is now with the Indianapolis Colts and is entering seventh NFL season with three different teams. * Offensive guard Donald Thomas, who joined the Detroit Lions mid-season after spending his first year-plus with the Dolphins. UConn’s drafted players from 2011 and free agent signees are: FB, AnthonySherman, a fifth round pick of the Cardinals LB, LawrenceWilson, a sixth round pick of the Panthers TB, JordanTodman, a sixth round pick of the Chargers DE, GregLloyd, a seventh round pick of the Eagles OL, ZachHurd, a free agent signee of the Seahawks LB, ScottLutrus, a free agent signee of the Jaguars DS, DerekChard, a free agent signee of the Steelers (cut)

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HUSKIESINTHECFL In addition, there are four former UConn players in the Canadian FootballLeague this year. Martin Bedard (Montreal Alouettes) is entering his third year and has been part of two Grey Cup championship teams. LarryTayloris in is fourth year in the league and is now with Calgary after spending the first three with Montreal. He was the 2009 CFL Special Teams Player of the Year. JuliusWilliams, who played at UConn through 2008, is in his first year with the Edmonton Eskimos. Jordan Younger is in his eighth season in the league -- all with Toronto. Taylor and Bedard and the Montrela team won Grey Cup championship game last December by a 21-18 score against Edmonton. ACTIVECAREERLEADERSINGAMEBALLS Dave Teggart (4), Moe Petrus (3), Kendall Reyes (3), Cole Wagner (3), Jerome Junior (2), Nick Williams (2), John Delahunt (1), Ryan Griffin (1), Sio Moore (1), Corey Manning (1), Adam Masters (1), Mike Ryan (1), Trevardo Williams (1), Blidi Wreh-Wilson (1), HUSKIESONTHEREBOUND UConn is 26-15 in games following a loss since Oct. 26, 2002. BALLCONTROLISTHEKEY A telling sign of UConn’s strong performance on both sides of the ball during its tenure as a FBS program has been its ability to both record and prevent long drives. Since the start of the 2002 season, UConn’s offense has strung together 75 scoring drives of at least 80 yards while the Husky defense has surrendered just 55 such marches -- including two by Michigan and Oklahoma and one by Buffalo and Cincinnati last year. UConn also holds a 19-6 advantage over its opponents in the number of 90-yard and over drives since becoming a I-A program. Michigan had a 96-yarder last year. HUSKIESDOMINATINGONBOTHSIDESOFTHEBALL Over the past 102 games, UConn has outgained its opponent 63 times. This stretch, like many UConn trends, dates back to a 28-24 loss at Vanderbilt on Oct. 26, 2002. CONNECTICUT’SFOURCAPTAINS The UConn team selected four team captains for the 2011 season, KendallReyes (for the second-consecutive year) and KashifMoore with MoePetrus. and BlidiWreh-Wilson.

OFFENSE NOTES THEQUARTERBACKRACE Connecticut enters the 2011 season without a quarterback who has started a collegiate game and with only one quarterback who has played in a collegiate game. UConn started three different QBs last year, who have all moved on from the program -- graduated Zach Frazer with ten starts, including the last six of the 2010 season; Cody Endres with two starts and Mike Box with one. Here’s a quick look at the three Husky QBs who will be competing for playing time this year:

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* Senior Johnny McEntee (Fullerton, Calif.) -- Walk-on who has played in two games over the past two seasons...gained international fame last winter with his “trick shot” video on YouTube...the video now has over six millions hits. * Redshirt freshman Scott McCummings (Natick, Mass.) -Redshirt freshman who attended same high school as Doug Flutie...had over 2,000 yards of passing in senior year with over 1,000 yards of rushing...passed for 15 TDs as a senior and rushed for another 12. * Freshman MikeNebrich (Burke, Va.) -- Highly-decorated Virginia high school player who enrolled at UConn for the spring 2011 a senior, broke the Virginia state record for all-purpose yards with 4,968 and scored 59 TDs. EXPERIENCEONTHELINE Whoever gets the nod at quarterback for the Huskies against the Rams, will be able to play behind an experienced offensive line. Senior center MoePetrus (St. Laurent, Que.) has started 39 consecutive games for the Huskies -- and the last 26 at center. Senior left tackle MikeRyan (Tamaqua, Pa.) returns after earning All-BIG EAST first team honors last year and has started 21 games over the past two years. Junior AdamMasters (Bethesda, Md.) will play right guard and started ten games last year -- the final six at right tackle. Sophomore Kevin Friend (Warrentown, Va.) will start at right tackle and had a pair of starts last year.

DEFENSE NOTES LOTSOFSTARTS,STARTERSBACK Connecticut returns on of the most experienced defenses in the country and in the BIG EAST Conference this season. On the defensive line, UConn returns players that started 45 games in 2010 and 93 for their career. The linebackers have just nine career and nine starts from ‘10 returning. The secondary is also very experienced with 45 starts back from last year and 71 for their careers. For totals, the UConn defense has 100 starts returning from last season and a total of 173 career starts.

SPECiAL TEAMS NOTES TEGGARTCAREERLEADERINFIELDGOALS Redshirt senior Dave Teggart (Northborough, Mass.) has connected on all 99 of his extra point attempts during his career -including 36 in 2010 and 47 in 2009. The 47-straight extra points from 2009 is a school record while his 36 from 2010 is third. His 52 career field goals is a school record, which he broke with a 24-yard FG vs. Cincinnati in 2010. His99extrapointsistiedforsecondinschoolhistorywhile MattNuziehad124from2003-06fortherecordandNickSosik (1990-93)alsoissecondwith99.His254careerpointsissecondinschoolhistorywhileagainNuzieleadswith259. Teggart’s 25 field goals last year was a school singleseaosnrecord.He had a total of 14 field goals in 2009 which is tied as the sixth-highest in school history while his 13 as a freshman is seventh. Teggart recorded what is arguably the biggest play in school history in the regular seaso finale of 2010 as he kicked a 52-yard field


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goal with 17 seconds left to play to lift UConn to a 19-16 win over USF that sent the Huskies to their first BCS game in school history. Earlier in the fourth quarter of that game, he kicked a 50-yarder. Teggart kicked a 27-yard field goal in overtime to lift UConn to a 16-13 win over West Virginia on Oct. 29 of last year. Hehadatotal ofthreefieldgoalsinthatgameandwasnamedtheBIGEAST SpecialTeamsPlayeroftheWeekforhisefforts. Those “final play” game-winners were the second and third of his career as he ended the 2009 regular season in fine form as he booted a 42-yard field goal as time expired to give the Huskies a 29-27 win over USF. Dating back to 2009, Teggart had kicked a field goal in 14 of the past 15 games. Teggart kicked a 29-yard field goal with 1:10 to go that tied the game vs. Notre Dame (Nov. 21, 2009) -- a contest the Huskies eventually won in overtime. Teggartisthefirstkickerinschoolhistorytosuccessfully converthisfirst11fieldgoalattempts. NICKWILLIAMSLEADSTHECOUNTRYINKORETURNS UConn sophomore Nick Williams (East Windsor, N.J.) has returned two kickoffs for TDs in 2010. Against Pittsburgh he returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. The KO return came at a key time as the Panthers had just gone up by eight points, 2113. Williams also had a 100-yard KO return for a touchdown vs. Rutgers -- the fourth in school history. Williams led the country in kickoff returns last year with 35.29 yards per return. WilliamsbecomesjustthesecondHuskyevertohavetwo KOreturnsforaTDinacareer -- joined by Tyvon Branch, who had both of his in 1997.

STADiUM/ATTENDANCE NOTES RENTSCHLERFIELD The Huskies moved into brand new Rentschler Field in East Hartford for the 2003 season. Conveniently located within miles of Interstates 91, 84 and 384, the home of the Huskies lies on 75 acres of land donated to the State of Connecticut from the historic Pratt & Whitney Airfield. The stadium, like the former airfield, is named for that company’s founder, Frederick Rentschler. The stadium boasts a capacity of 40,000 with 38 luxury suites in a massive press box tower which helps enclose the natural grass field. AHOTTICKET Swelling interest in the Husky football program as it gradually moved up into BIG EAST play can perhaps be best evidenced by the rise in attendance. UConn sold 28,000 season tickets in 2008 and sold its entire allotment of student season tickets at 4,700. These figures are staggering sums considering that the entire 2001 season ticket base was around 4,000. In 2002, the number reached 11,300 in the final season of Memorial Stadium. The burgeoning season ticket base more than doubled to 24,000 for the inaugural season at Rentschler Field and rose to 28,000 a year later in 2004. UConn reached an all-time high of 32,000 season tickets in 2005. SELLOUTSTATS The Huskies have sold out 29 of their first 51 dates at Rentschler Field, including a stretch of 12inarow. UConn has played to 96.7-pct. of capacity all-time there, drawing 1,963,448 fans, or an average of 38,469 per game.

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RENTSCHLERFIELDPROVESFRIENDLYFORHUSKIES The Huskies went 7-0 at home in 2007 at Rentschler Field and also 6-0 this year. UConn’s 3-4 mark at home in 2006 was its only sub.500 record at Rentschler Field. The seven home wins in 2007 set a school record for a single season which was previously set in 2004. UConn presently stands at 39-12 all-time at Rentschler Field including a 22-4markinnon-conferencegames. MICHIGAN,TENNESSEEWILLVISITRENTSCHLERFIELD Following UConn’s trip to Ann Arbor on Sept. 4, the Wolverines will come to Rentschler Field on Sept. 21, 2013 to take on the Huskies. UConn will also play a home-and-home series with Tennessee beginning in 2015 with the Volunteers coming to Rentschler Field on Sept. 26 with a return trip to Knoxville on Sept. 3, 2016. Other upcoming non-conference opponents coming to Rentschler Field include Iowa State (2011), North Carolina State (2012) and Maryland (2013). UConn has now played host to nonconference opponents from the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 10, Big XII and Southeastern Conference at Rentschler Field.

2011 GAME-BY-GAME STARTERS CONNECTICUTOFFENSE Game WRWRLT LG C RG RT TE QB FB TB Fordham at Vanderbilt Iowa State at Buffalo Western Michigan at West Virginia USF at Pittsburgh Syracuse Louisville Rutgers Cincinnati CONNECTICUTDEFENSE GameDE DT DT DE SLBWLB WLB CBS SCB Fordham at Vanderbilt Iowa State at Buffalo Western Michigan at West Virginia USF at Pittsburgh Syracuse Louisville Rutgers Cincinnati

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NUMERiCAL ROSTER No. 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 37 38 38 39 40 41 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 61 63 64 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 74 75 76 77 78 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 89 90 91 93 94 95 97 98 99

Name Cl. Jean-Louis,Jonathan** 6-0 Nebrich,Michael 6-1 Stlouis,Gilbert 5-11 Moore,Sio* 6-1 Box,Michael 6-3 Martin,Twyon*** 6-2 Wreh-Wilson,Blidi** 6-0 Moore,Kashif*** 5-10 Gratz,Dwayne** 6-0 Kinnard,Leon 5-9 Opoku,Andrew 6-4 Foxx,Deshon 5-10 McCummings,Scott 6-2 Stevenson,David 5-8 Christen,Chad* 6-1 Abrams,Kamal 5-10 Junior,Jerome** 6-1 Jones,Byron 6-1 Driscoll,Blaise 6-1 McEntee,Johnny 6-3 Dabney,Kijuan*** 6-1 Brandon,Tevrin 5-10 Wilburn,Gary** 5-11 Adams,Andrew 5-11 Lee,Wilbert 6-0 Shoemate,D.J. 5-11 Agbor,Harris* 5-11 Campbell,Marcus** 6-3 Clark,Tyree 5-10 Johnson,Jory** 6-1 Mack,Taylor* 5-9 Edwards,Matt 6-0 McLaughlin,Brendan 5-11 Williams,Nick* 5-10 Ashiru,Jefferson 6-1 Smallwood,Yawin 6-2 Kenney,David 6-0 Lopes,Chris 5-10 Osiecki,Michael 6-1 Claflin,Jeremy 6-0 Deiana,Matthew 5-7 Kantor,Alex 5-9 Teggart,Dave*** 6-0 Hinkley,Mark 5-11 Brown,Ty-meer 6-0 Steg,Brandon 6-2 McCombs,Lyle 5-8 DeLorenzo,Max 5-11 Hyppolite,Martin 6-0 Vann,Marquise 6-0 Frank,Reuben 6-3 Williams,Trevardo** 6-1 McQuillan,Sean 6-4 Bullock,Tyler 6-4 Willman,Tim 6-3 Donohue,Ryan 6-0 Wirth,Ryan 6-2 Maher,Conor 6-2 Williams,Jerome 6-1 Pruitt,Angelo 6-2 Petrus,Moe*** 6-2 Louis,Jonathan 6-5 Stephen,Shamar* 6-5 Brown,Stephen 6-6 Masters,Adam** 6-4 Baker,Teddy 6-4 Danielson,Joseph 6-0 Cruz,Gus 6-4 Manco,Dominick 6-1 Mueller,Adam 6-1 Paull,Bryan 6-3 Greene,Steve 6-4 Bardzak,Gary 6-3 Ryan,Mike** 6-5 Bennett,Jimmy 6-9 Nwokeji,Paul 6-5 Hemingway,Xavier 6-4 Hansson,Mark 6-5 Friend,Kevin* 6-5 Gifford,Dalton 6-5 Manning,Corey** 6-5 Guardi,Frank 5-11 Moore,Isiah** 6-1 Jones,Tebucky 5-11 Davis,Geremy 6-3 Wagner,Cole* 6-2 Broderick,Kosisochukwu 6-3 Delahunt,John** 6-3 Campenni,Julian 5-11 Joseph,Jesse** 6-3 Goodrich,David 6-0 Griffin,Ryan** 6-6 Adeyemi,Kenton 6-4 McBryde,B.J. 6-4 Jennings,Ted* 6-5 Reyes,Kendall*** 6-4

Pos. 207 204 183 232 209 273 192 175 195 182 223 170 218 171 201 175 215 187 189 224 204 177 197 185 202 219 199 231 187 227 169 189 223 185 210 229 206 184 238 180 175 187 203 226 192 221 172 209 215 225 238 231 242 298 279 230 268 225 255 299 302 250 315 290 292 251 292 288 251 207 300 304 289 335 306 256 247 250 300 294 247 180 195 186 211 211 185 247 274 262 175 248 257 277 248 295


Wt. RSr. Fr. So. RJr. RSo. RSr. RJr. RSr. RJr. So. RFr. Fr. RFr. Fr. RSo. Fr. RJr. RFr. RFr. RJr. Sr. RSo. RSr. Fr. Fr. Sr. RSr. Sr. Fr. RJr. So. RJr. Fr. Jr. Fr. RFr. RSo. RSo. RFr. Fr. Fr. So. RSr. RJr. RFr. RFr. RFr. Fr. RSo. Fr. RFr. Jr. Fr. RSo. RSo. Jr. RJr. Jr. RJr. RFr. RSr. RFr. RSo. RSo. RJr. RFr. RFr. RFr. Fr. So. RFr. RSo. RSr. RSr. RJr. Fr. Fr. RFr. RSo. Fr. RJr. So. RSr. RFr. RFr. RSo. Fr. RJr. Fr. Jr. Fr. RJr. Fr. RFr. RJr. RSr.

Hometown/HS/Prep Cambridge,Mass./ArlingtonCatholic Burke,Va./LakeBraddockSecondary Davie,Fla./Plantation Apex,N.C./Apex Suwanee,Ga./CollinsHill Parkland,Fla./StonemanDouglas Edinboro,Pa./GeneralMcLane Burlington,N.J./BurlingtonTownship Piscataway,N.J./Piscataway Reistertown,Md./LoyolaBlakefield NorthBrunswick,N.J./ForkUnionMilitary(Va.) Lynchburg,Va./Brookfield Natick,Mass./Natick StoneMountain,Ga./Stephenson Etters,Pa./RedLane Dover,Del./Dover Baltimore,Md./ArchbishopCurley NewBritain,Conn./St.Paul(Bristol) Avon,Conn./AvonOldFarms Fullerton,Calif./Servite Houston,Texas/Yates Bethlehem,Pa./BethlehemCatholic Washington,Ga./Washington-Wilkes Fayetteville,Ga./WoodwardAcademy Brooklyn,N.Y./BoysandGirls Corona,Calif./USC Mesquite,Texas/Horn Bloomfield,Conn./Bloomfield Tampa,Fla./Alonso Mobile,Ala./St.Paul's/TheHunSchool(N.J.) PowderSprings,Ga./TheLovettSchool Holliston,Mass./Holliston WestGrove,Pa./CardinalO’Hara EastWindsor,N.J./TheHunSchool PowderSprings,Ga./McEachern Worcester,Mass./Doherty Highstown,N.J./ThePeddieSchool Brockton,Mass./TiltonSchool(NH) Seymour,Conn./Seymour WestHartford,Conn./Conard Somers,N.Y./BlairAcademy(N.J.) Potomac,Md./WinstonChurchill Northborough,Mass./AlgonquinRegional Kaneohe,Hawaii/Punahou McKeesport,Pa./McKeesport CoralSprings,Fla./J.P.Taravella StatenIsland,N.Y./St.JosephByTheSea Berlin,Conn./Berlin Wakefield,Mass./Wakefield Cincinnati,Ohio/FairfieldSenior Poughkeepsie,N.Y./Poughkeepsie Bridgeport,Conn./Canterbury Glastonbury,Conn./Avon(Conn.)OldFarms Mechanicsburg,Pa./Mechanicsburg Fulton,Md./Reservoir Montvale,N.J./St.JosephRegional/Maryland Medford,N.J./Shawnee/CheshireAcademy StonyPoint,N.Y./NorthRockland/Villanova BurlingtonTownship,N.J./HolyCross Cincinnati,Ohio/NorthCollegeHill St.Laurent,Que./VanierPrep Brockton,Mass./WyomingSeminary Brookville,N.Y./LongIslandLutheran CliftonPark,N.Y./Shenendehowa Bethesda,Md./WaltWhitman Longmeadow,Mass./LoomisChaffee Baldwin,N.Y./Chaminade Manchester,N.H./KimballUnionAcademy Lagrangeville,N.Y/Arlington ParkRidge,Ill./MaineTownshipSouth Parkland,Fla./M.StonemanDouglas Edensburg,Pa./BishopCarroll MarLin,Pa./Pottsville Tamaqua,Pa./MarianCatholic Alexandria,Va./WestPotomac Randolph,Mass./ThayerAcademy PowderSprings,Ga./McEachern Clearwater,Fla./PalmHarborUniversity Warrentown,Va./Faquier Fairhaven,Mass./Bridgton(Maine)Academy Tyrone,Ga./WoodwardAcademy NewFairfield,Conn./NewFairfield Cambridge,Ma./Cam.Rindge&Latin/ProctorAc. Farmington,Conn./NewBritain Lawrenceville,Ga./Norcross York,Pa./YorkSuburban EastHampton,Conn./Xavier Ottawa,Ont./HolyTrinity WestPittson,Pa./WyomingArea Laval,Oue./VanierPrep. Falmouth,Maine/Falmouth Londonderry,N.H./Londonderry Wethersfield,Conn./ForkUnion BeaverFalls,Pa./BeaverFalls Dayton,Ohio/Chaminade-Julienne Nashua,N.H./NashuaNorth

Coaching Staff

HeadCoach: Paul Pasqualoni (Penn State, 1972) DefensiveCoordinator/Cornerbacks: Don Brown (Norwich University, 1977) OffensiveCoord./TightEnds: George DeLeone (Connecticut, 1970) AssistantHeadCoach/DefensiveLine: Hank Hughes (Springfield, 1979) WideReceivers/RecruitingCoord.: Matt Cersosimo (Springfield, 2000) OffensiveLine: Mike Foley (Colgate, 1978) Quarterbacks: Joe Moorhead (Fordham, 1996) Safeties: Darrell Perkins (Wyoming, 1990) RunningBacks/SpecialTeamsCoord.: Clayton White (North Carolina State, 2001) Linebackers: Jon Wholley (Connecticut, 2004) OffensiveGraduateAssistant: Andrew Breiner (Lock Haven, 2006) DefensiveGraduateAssistant: Shane Fogarty (Connecticut, 2006) DirectorofFootballAdministration: Tim Pendergast (SUNY Cortland, 1980) Strength&ConditioningCoordinator Jerry Martin (Syracuse, 1978) Dir.AlumniandCommunityAffairs: Andy Baylock (Central Conn., 1960) FootballEquipmentManager: Chris Stasaitis (Connecticut, 2001) HeadAthleticTrainer: Bob Howard, MA, ATC (UConn, 1988) TeamPhysician: Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, MD (North Park, 1986) AssistantDirectorofVideoServices Jason Sanders (Jacksonville State, 2004) * Press Box Coaches...# Sideline Coaches


Kenton Adeyemi ADD-a-YEM-ee TevrinBrandon TEV-rin Ty-MeerBrown tie-MEER Kijuan Dabney kih-juan Dwayne Gratz grats (like congrats) Mark Hansson Hansen Martin Hyppolite HIP-o-light Jonathan Jean-Louis zhawn loo-EE Twyon Martin twawn Kashif Moore cuh-sheef Sio Moore SEE-oh Michael Nebrich KNEE-brick Andrew Opoku ah-poe-coo Michael Osiecki oh-shess-ski Muhammad Petrus pet-russ Yawin Smallwood yah-win Brandon Steg stegg (rhymes with egg) Shamar Stephenstef-in BildiWreh-Wilson bleed-ee ray-wilson



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2011 COnneCTiCUT FOOTBALL TWO-DeeP (asofAugust28,2011)





Jimmy Bennett (RJr., 6-9, 306)



70 GaryBardzak(RSr.,6-3,289)OR 69




57 MoePetrus(RSr.,6-2,302) 70

Gary Bardzak (RSr., 6-3, 289) OR


Tyler Bullock (So., 6-4, 298)




Gus Cruz (RFr., 6-4, 288)


77 KevinFriend(RSo.,6-5,300) 61

Stephen Brown (So., 6-6, 290)




94 RyanGriffin(RJr.,6-6,248) WR:






Corey Manning (RJr., 6-5, 247)




Tebucky Jones (RFr., 5-11, 186) OR


Nick Williams (Jr., 5-10, 185)




Reuben Frank (RFr., 6-3, 238)














Geremy Davis (Fr., 6-3, 211)

CB: S: S: CB:




Marcus Campbell (Sr., 6-3, 231)




Ryan Wirth (RJr., 6-2, 268)




Shamar Stephen (RSo., 6-5, 315)




Teddy Jennings (RJr., 6-5, 248)




Jefferson Ashiru (Fr., 6-1, 210)




Michael Osiecki (Fr., 6-1, 238)




Marquise Vann (Fr., 6-0, 225)




Gary Wilburn (RSr., 5-11, 197)




Gilbert St.Louis (So., 5-11, 183)




Byron Jones (RFr., 6-1, 187)




Taylor Mack (So., 5-9, 169)


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Chad Christen (RSo. 6-2, 211)




Chad Christen (RSo. 6-2, 211)




Cole Wagner (RSo., 6-2, 211)





Dominick Manco (Fr., 6-1, 251)




Byron Jones (RFr., 6-1, 187)




Taylor Mack (So., 5-9, 169) OR


Gary Wilburn (RSr., 5-11, 197)

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THE LAST TiME AN iNDiViDUAL... KICKOFFRETURNFORATOUCHDOWN By UConn: Robbie Frey (95), vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011 By Opp.: Devin McCourty (98), Rutgers, Oct. 31, 2009

THREETOUCHDOWNPASSES By UConn: D.J. Hernandez (4), vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 11, 2006 By Opp.: Landry Jones (3), Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011

OPENINGKICKOFFRETURNFORATOUCHDOWN By UConn: Larry Taylor (97), vs. Temple, Oct. 23, 2004 By Opp.: Devin McCourty (98), Rutgers, Oct. 31, 2009

FOUR-PLUSTOUCHDOWNPASSES By UConn: D.J. Hernandez (4), vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 11, 2006 By Opp.: Brian Brohm (4), Louisville, Dec. 2, 2006

STANDARDPUNTRETURNFORATOUCHDOWN By UConn: Robert McClain (87), vs. Cincinnati, Nov. 7, 2009 By Opp.: Doug Beaumont (74), Louisville, Oct. 23, 2010

TEN-PLUSRECEPTIONS By UConn: Cornell Brockington (10), at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 By Opp.: Ryan Broyles (13), Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011

BLOCKEDPUNTRETURNFORATOUCHDOWN By UConn: Cathlyn Clarke (31), vs. Kent State, Nov. 9, 2002 By Opp.: Parker Cantey (0), Syracuse, Nov. 15, 2008

100YARDSRECEIVING By UConn: Michael Smith (130), vs. Buffalo, Sept. 25, 2010 By Opp.: Ryan Broyles (170), Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011 Cameron Kenney (154), Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011

INTERCEPTIONRETURNFORATOUCHDOWN By UConn: Dwayne Gratz (46), vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011 By Opp.: Tony Jefferson (22), Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011 FUMBLERETURNFORATOUCHDOWN By UConn: Dwayne Gratz (34), vs. Syracuse, Nov. 28, 2009 By Opp.: Adrian Robinson (24), Temple, Sept. 18, 2010 30-PLUSCARRIES By UConn: Jordan Todman (32), vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011 LaRod Stephens-Howling (32), Pittsburgh, Nov. 11, 2006 By Opp.: 100YARDSRUSHING By UConn: Jordan Todman (121), vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011 By Opp.: Bilal Powell (105), Louisville, Oct. 23, 2010 150YARDSRUSHING By UConn: Jordan Todman (179), vs. Cincinnati, Nov. 27, 2010 By Opp.: Bernard Pierce (169), Temple, Sept. 18, 2010 200YARDSRUSHING By UConn: Jordan Todman (222), vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 11, 2010 By Opp.: Ray Rice (217), Rutgers, Oct. 22, 2005 THREERUSHINGTOUCHDOWNS By UConn: Jordan Todman (3), vs. Cincinnati, Nov. 27, 2010 By Opp.: B.J. Daniels (3), USF, Dec. 5, 2009 FOUR-PLUSRUSHINGTOUCHDOWNS By UConn: Jordan Todman (4), vs. Cincinnati, Nov. 7, 2009 By Opp.: Tony Hollings (4), Georgia Tech, Sept. 7, 2002 RUSHINGTOUCHDOWNANDARECEIVINGTOUCHDOWN By UConn: Andre Dixon, vs. Akron, Sept. 29, 2007 By Opp.: Bernard Pierce, Temple, Sept. 18, 2010 50-PLUSPASSINGATTEMPTS By UConn: Dan Orlovsky (51), at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 By Opp.: Zach Collaros (50), Cincinnati, Nov. 27, 2010 300YARDSPASSING By UConn: Zach Frazer (333), vs. Rutgers, Oct. 31, 2009 By Opp.: Landry Jones (429), Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011 400YARDSPASSING By UConn: Dan Orlovsky (445), at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 By Opp.: Landry Jones (429), Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011


150YARDSRECEIVING By UConn: Marcus Easley (157), vs. West Virginia, Oct. 24, 2009 Ryan Broyles (170), Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011 By Opp.: Cameron Kenney (154), Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011 200YARDSRECEIVING By UConn: Dak Newton (222), vs. Villanova, Oct. 5, 1996 By Opp.: Brian Forster (205) and Dameon Reilly (204), URI, Nov. 16, 1985 TWORECEIVINGTOUCHDOWNS By UConn: Marcus Easley (2), vs. Syracuse, Nov. 28, 2009 By Opp.: Ed Young (3), Buffalo, Sept. 25, 2010 THREE-PLUSRECEIVINGTOUCHDOWNS By UConn: Dak Newton (3), vs. Villanova, Oct. 5, 1996 By Opp.: Ed Young (3), Buffalo, Sept. 25, 2010 70-YARDPUNT By UConn: Chris Pavasaris (74), at Louisville, Dec. 2, 2006 By Opp.: Tyson Beattie (71), Indiana, Sept. 23, 2006 MADEA50-PLUSYARDFIELDGOAL By UConn: Dave Teggart (52 and 50), at USF, Dec. 4, 2010 By Opp.: Matt Weller (50), Ohio, September 5, 2009 THREEFIELDGOALS By UConn: Dave Teggart (4), at USF, Dec. 4, 2010 By Opp.: Justin Brockhaus-Kann (3), USF, Dec. 4, 2010 FOURFIELDGOALS By UConn: Dave Teggart (4), at USF, Dec. 4, 2010 By Opp.: Chris Philpott (4), Louisville, Oct. 23, 2010 TWOSACKS By UConn: Jesse Joseph (2), vs. Vanderbilt, Oct. 2, 2010 By Opp.: Brandon Mills (2), Cincinnati, Nov. 27, 2010 THREE-PLUSSACKS By UConn: Lindsey Witten (4), vs. North Carolina, Sept. 12, 2009 By Opp.: Anthony Hoke (3), Cincinnati, Nov. 10, 2007 TWOINTERCEPTIONS By UConn: Jerome Junior (2), vs. Buffalo, Sept. 25, 2010 By Opp.: Greg Williams (2), Pittsburgh, December 6, 2008 THREE-PLUSINTERCEPTIONS By UConn: Darius Butler (3), at Army, Oct. 1, 2005

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THE LAST TiME A TEAM... BLOCKEDPUNT By UConn: vs. Rutgers, October 18, 2008 (Cody Brown block of Ted Dellaganna) Pittsburgh, December 6, 2008 By Opp.: (Michael Toerper block of Desi Cullen) BLOCKEDFIELDGOAL By UConn: vs. Murray State, Sept. 4, 2004 (James Hargrave block of Morgan Riley) By Opp.: Buffalo, Sept. 25, 2010 (Colby Way block of Dave Teggart) 100-YARDRUSHERANDA300-YARDPASSER By UConn: at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 (Cornell Brockington and Dan Orlovsky) Notre Dame, Nov. 21, 2009 By Opp.: (Armando Allen and Jimmy Clausen) 100-YARDRECEIVERANDA300-YARDPASSER By UConn: at West Virginia, Oct. 24, 2009 (Marus Easley and Cody Endres) By Opp.: Oklahoma, Nov. 1, 2011 (Ryan Broyles, Cameron Kenney, and Landry Jones)

90-PLUSOFFENSIVEPLAYS 91, vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 11, 2006 By UConn: By Opp.: 90, Buffalo, Sept. 25, 2010 500YARDSOFTOTALOFFENSE 501, at West Virginia, Oct. 24, 2009 By UConn: By Opp.: 524, Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011 600YARDSOFTOTALOFFENSE By UConn: 600, vs. Liberty, Sept. 10, 2005 711, Cincinnati, Nov. 7, 2009 By Opp.: TEN-PLUSPUNTS By UConn: 11, vs. Rutgers, Oct. 8, 2010 By Opp.: 10, Rutgers, Oct. 31, 2009 ZEROPUNTS at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 By UConn: By Opp.: unknown (records available since 1961) SUCCESSFULONSIDEKICK By UConn: North Carolina, Sept. 12, 2009 (free kick) By Opp.: Pittsburgh, Sept. 22, 2007

100-YARDRUSHER,100-YARDRECEIVERANDA300-YARDPASSER By UConn: at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 (Cornell Brockington, Keron Henry and Dan Orlovsky) By Opp.: Notre Dame, Nov. 21, 2009 (Armando Allen, Golden Tate, Michael Floyd, and Jimmy Clausen)

RECORDEDASAFETY By UConn: vs. Vanderbilt, Oct. 2, 2010 (Ball snapped through the back of the end zone) By Opp.: North Carolina, September 12, 2009 (Dan Ryan holding penalty in the end zone)

TWO100-YARDRUSHERS By UConn: vs. Texas Southern, Sept. 11, 2010 (Jordan Todman and Robbie Frey) By Opp.: Louisville, Sept. 26, 2008 (Bidal Powell and Vic Anderson)

MADETWO-POINTCONVERSION By UConn: at Cincinnati, Nov. 7, 2009 (Jordan Todman pass to Marcus Easley) By Opp.: Pittsburgh, Oct. 10, 2009 (Bill Stull pass to Cedric McGee)

TWO100-YARDRECEIVERS By UConn: vs. Massachusetts, Oct. 17, 1998 (John Fitzsimmons and Carl Bond) By Opp.: Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011 (Ryan Broyles and Cameron Kenney)

SCORED50POINTS By UConn: UConn 62, Texas Southern 3, Sept. 11, 2010 By Opp.: West Virginia 66, UConn 21, Nov. 24, 2007

TWOQBSTHROWOVER100YARDS By UConn: vs. Middle Tennessee, Nov. 4, 2000 (Chris Willis and Luke Richmond) By Opp.: Cincinnati, October 25, 2008 (Tony Pike and Chazz Anderson)

RECORDEDASHUTOUT By UConn: UConn 38, Maine 0, Sept. 8, 2007 By Opp.: Louisville 26, UConn 0, Oct. 23, 2010 RECORDEDASHUTOUTATUCONN By UConn: UConn 38, Maine 0, Sept. 8, 2007 By Opp.: Navy 30, UConn 0, Sept. 23, 1978

30-PLUSFIRSTDOWNS By UConn: 30, vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 11, 2006 By Opp.: 34, Villanova, Oct. 16, 1999

WONBY30ORMOREPOINTS By UConn: UConn 62, Texas Southern 3, Sept. 11, 2010 By Opp.: West Virginia 66, UConn 21, Nov. 24, 2007

FEWERTHAN10FIRSTDOWNS By UConn: 9, vs. Wake Forest, Dec. 29, 2007 By Opp.: 5, Rhode Island, Sept. 26, 2009

CAMEFROMATLEAST10POINTSBEHINDTOWIN By UConn: UConn 16, West Virginia 13 (trailed 10-0), Oct. 29, 2010 By Opp.: Pittsburgh 24, UConn 21 (trailed 21-6), Oct. 10, 2009

LESSTHAN50YARDSRUSHING By UConn: 22, at Cincinnati, Nov. 10, 2007 By Opp.: 18,TexasSouthern,Sept.11,2010 ATTEMPTED50-PLUSPASSES By UConn: 56, vs. Rutgers, Oct. 31, 2009 By Opp.: 50, Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011 300YARDSRUSHING By UConn: 358, vs. Buffalo, Jan. 3, 2009 By Opp.: 360, Syracuse, Nov. 28, 2009 400YARDSPASSING By UConn: 445, at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 By Opp.: 429, Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011 LESSTHAN100YARDSPASSING By UConn: 98, at Syracuse, Nov. 20, 2010 By Opp.: 96, Syracuse, Nov. 15, 2008

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SCOREDONFIRSTPLAYFROMSCRIMMAGE By UConn: at Wake Forest, Nov. 15, 2003 (O’Neil Wilson 55 pass from Dan Orlovsky) By Opp.: USF, Oct. 7, 2006 (Matt Grothe 16 run) WONONTHEFINALSNAPOFREGULATION(NOTOT) By UConn: UConn 29, South Florida 27, Dec. 5, 2009 (Dave Teggart Field Goal) By Opp.: Pittsburgh 24, UConn 21, Oct. 10, 2009 (Dan Hutchins field goal) OVERTIMEWIN By UConn: UConn 16, West Virginia 13, Oct. 29, 2010 By Opp.: Ball State 24, UConn 21, Sept. 28, 2002

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OFFENSiVE CAREER HiGHS RYANGRIFFIN•JR•TE•#94 Most Receptions: 6, vs. Rutgers, 10/31/09 Most Rec. Yards, Game: 80, vs. Rutgers, 10/31/09 Longest Reception: 28, vs. Rutgers, 10/31/09 ISIAHMOORE•SR•WR•#83 Most Receptions: 4, 4x, last at Syracuse, 11/20/10 Most Rec. Yards, Game: 76, at Baylor, 9/19/09 Longest Reception: 28, at Baylor, 9/19/09 KASHIFMOORE•SR•WR•#82 Most Receptions: 5, 2x, last at Rutgers, 10/8/10 Most Rec. Yards, Game: 77, vs. Cincinnati, 11/7/09 Longest Reception: 67, vs. Louisville, 10/17/09 D.J.SHOEMATE•SR•RB•#24 Most Carries, game: 16, v s. Buffalo, 9/25/10 Most Rush Yards, game: 60, vs. Buffalo, 9/25/10 Longest Run: 28, vs. Texas Southern, 9/11/10


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DEFENSiVE CAREER HiGHS HARRISAGBOR•SR•S•#25 Most Tackles, game: 8, 3x, last vs. Oklahoma, 1/1/11 Most TFL, game: 3, at Michigan, 9/4/10

SHAMARSTEPHEN•SO•DT•#59 Most Tackles, game: 5, at USF, 12/4/10

KIJUANDABNEY•SR•CB•#19 Most Tackles, game: 8, at Michigan, 9/4/10

GARYWILBURN•SR•CB•#21 Most Tackles, game: 4, at Michigan, 9/4/10

DWAYNEGRATZ•JR•CB•#7 Most Tackles, game: 9, vs. Cincinnati, 11/27/10 Most PBU, game: 2, 3x, last at Louisville, 10/23/10 Longest Interception Return 46, vs. Oklahoma, 1/1/11

JEROMEWILLIAMS •JR•LB•#55 Most Tackles, gm: 5, vs. Texas Southern, 9/11/10

JORYJOHNSON•JR•OLB•#28 Most Tackles, game: 4, at Temple, 9/18/10

TREVARDOWILLIAMS•JR•DE•#48 Most Tackles, game: 6, vs. West Virginia, 10/29/10 Most TFL, game: 2, 2x, last vs. Buffalo, 9/25/10 Most Sacks, game: 1, 5x, last at Rutgers, 10/8/10

JESSEJOSEPH•JR•DE•#91 Most Tackles, game: 8, vs. North Carolina, 9/12/09 Most TFL, game: 3, vs. Vanderbilt, 10/2/10 Most Sacks, game: 2, vs. Vanderbilt, 10/2/10

BLIDIWREH-WILSON•JR•CB•#5 Most Tackles, game: 7, 2x, last vs. Oklahoma, 1/1/11 Most TFL, game: 1, at Michigan, 9/4/10 Longest Interception Return: 53, vs. Cincinnati, 11/27/10

JEROMEJUNIOR•JR•S•#15 Most Tackles, game: 8, vs. Pittsburgh, 11/11/10 Most Interceptions, game: 2, vs. Buffalo, 9/25/10 TAYLORMACK•SO•CB•#29 Most Tackles, game: 4, vs. Cincinnati, 11/27/10 Longest Punt Return: 33, at Rutgers, 10/8/10 Most PBU, game: 2, vs. Cincinnati, 11/27/10 TWYONMARTIN•SR•DT•#4 Most Tackles, game: 8, vs. West Virginia, 11/1/08 Most TFL, game: 2.5, vs. Rutgers, 10/31/09 Most Sacks, game: 1.5, vs. Rutgers, 10/31/09 SIOMOORE •JR•LB•#3 Most Tackles, gm: 17, vs. West Virginia, 10/29/10 Most TFL, gm: 3.0, 2x, last vs. West Virginia, 10/29/10 Most Interceptions, game: 1, vs. Buffalo, 9/25/10 Most Forced Fumbles, game: 2, vs. West Virginia, 10/29/10 Most Fumble Rec., game: 2, vs. West Virginia, 10/29/10 KENDALLREYES•SR•DT•#99 Most Tackles, game: 8, at Michigan, 9/4/10 Most TFL, game: 2.5, vs. Cincinnati, 11/27/10 Most PBU, game: 2, vs. West Virginia, 10/29/10 Longest Interception Return: 79, vs. Cincinnati, 11/27/10

SPECiAL TEAMS CAREER HiGHS DAVETEGGART•SR•K•#38 Most FG’s, game: 4, 2x, last at USF, 12/4/10 Most FG att., game: 5, at Temple, 9/18/10 Longest Made FG: 52, at USF, 12/4/10 Longest Att. FG: 52, at USF, 12/4/10 Most PAT’s, game: 7, 2x, last vs. Tx. Sthrn, 9/11/10 Most PAT att., game: 7, 2x, last vs. Tx. Sthrn, 9/11/10 Most points, game: 16, vs. Cincinnati, 10/25/08

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COLEWAGNER•SO•P•#86 Most Punts, game: 11, at Rutgers, 10/8/10 Longest Punt: 66, at Michigan, 9/4/10 Longest PuntAverage, game: 53.2, at USF, 12/4/10 Most Punts In20, game: 3, 3x, last at Syracuse, 11/20/10

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