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    Martin Bedard
    Martin Bedard
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Laval, Que.

    High School:
    Cegep du Vieux Montreal

    Height:
    6-3

    Position:
    Tight End

    A senior who will continue to be a steady contributor at tight end and on special teams.

    Career: Has played in 20 games as a Husky with three starts ... Three career catches for 42 yards.

    2007: Appeared in all 13 games, making three starts at tight end ... Also serves as the long snapper for field goals and extra points ... Started against Syracuse (Nov. 17) when regular starter Steve Brouse was injured and started against Duke (Sept. 1) and Rutgers (Nov. 3) when UConn opened the game in a two-tight end personnel package ... Had three catches on the year for 42 yards ... Caught a nine-yard pass against Wake Forest in the Meineke Car Care Bowl (Dec. 29) ... Had a 23-yard grab against Syracuse (Nov. 17) and a 10-yard catch against Akron (Sept. 29).

    2006: Played in each of the first seven games as UConn's long snapper before dislocating an elbow in practice prior to the Rutgers (Oct. 29) game and missing the remainder of the year ... Joined the program in time for spring drills.

    High School: Named to the CEGEP All-Star team ... An accomplished long snapper who was named Specialist of the Year ... Ranked 18th in the province by Football Quebec ... Had 35 catches last year for 450 yards with nine touchdowns ... Enrolled at UConn in January of 2006 and participated in spring drills ... Is the third Quebec native to join UConn in recent years (along with Shawn Mayne and Jason Ward), but the first francophone ... Laval has also produced current NHL stars Alexandre Daigle, Martin St. Louis and Jose Theodore.

    Personal Profile: Martin Bedard ... Born on March 23, 1984 ... A French major.