A walk-on who will
vie for a role at tight end and on speical teams.
2007: Redshirted...Named the
Special Teams Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Syracuse game
High School: Lettered in
football, basketball and baseball...Team captain for all three
sports...Named All-Conference as a linebacker...Earned the team's Hustle
Award...National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society
member...Class Vice President.
Personal Profile: Derek James
Chard...Both of his parents, James and Cheryl, are UConn
graduates...Born on June 23, 1988...A finance major.