UConn opens the season on Thursday night against national FCS power Villanova.
Photos by Steve Slade
UCONN vs Tulsa (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs. Tulsa - October 21, 2017
UCONN vsECU (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs. Holy Cross (Photos by Stephen Slade)
2016: Did not see game action
2015: Had 26 kickoffs as a true freshman in the early portion of the season with five touchbacks...missed one field goal attempt -- a 49-yarder at Missouri (Sept. 19).
High School: Kicker and punter at Canisius High School...Second Team USA TODAY All-American... USA TODAY 2014 All-New York Team...team went 12-0 during his senior season...team won the inaugural New York State Catholic Championship game...Buffalo News First Team All-Western New York...connected on 11-of-17 field goals as a senior, including good kicks from 52 and 60 yards...sent 57 of 79 kickoffs for touchbacks...had a long punt of 50 yards...60-yarder came in state title game...was the second-longest kick in New York State history, behind only 13-year NFL punter Todd Sauerbrun (62)...11 field goals marked a Western New York single-season record and the fifth-best single-season mark in New York history.
Personal Profile: Michael James Tarbutt...A pre-sport management major.