Has started 29 career games for the Huskies...Part of a UConn offensive line that returns all five starters from the last four games of 2012...Has started games at left tackle, right tackle and left guard during his career...Will again be the right tackle this season.
2012: Started all 12 games last season at right tackle.
2011: Started 11 of 12 games ... Started the opener vs. Fordham (Sept. 3) at right tackle, then to left guard for the third and fourth games of the season and finished the season by starting the final eight games back at right tackle ... Has started in 13 games over the past two years ... Part of an offensive line in 2011 that helped tailback Lyle McCombs rush for more than 1,000 yards.
2010: Saw action in six games in 2010, mostly as a backup at tackle ... Made his first career start at right tackle against Rutgers (Oct. 8) and then started USF (Dec. 4) at left tackle in place of the injured Mike Ryan ... Also saw considerable playing time in win against Cincinnati (Nov. 27) when Ryan was injured.
2009: Redshirted ... Name the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Louisville game (Oct. 17).
High School: First team All-Cedar Run District pick as a senior and second team all-region ... Team MVP and captain ... Was highly-ranked wrestler in the heavyweight division and was ranked second in the state.
Personal Profile: Kevin Michael Friend ... Born on July 12, 1990 ... A political science major.