Was named to the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy, given to the best interior lineman in the country, as well as the Rotary Lombardi Award, given to the nation's top lineman...will serve as one of four team captains in 2010...Has started 39 consecutive games for the Huskies and the past 26 at center.
2010: Started all 13 games and was a second team All-BIG EAST pick...Has started 26 straight games for UConn at center dating back to 2009 and started all 13 games in 2008 at left tackle for 39 straight starts...Helped allow Jordan Todman to eclipse the 1,000-yard rushing mark and help UConn rank 35th in the country in rushing offense...Earned an Offensive Game Ball following the Pittsburgh win (Nov. 11) along with other blockers in recognition of UConn's 265 rushing yards, including 22 by Todman...A member of the 2010 BIG EAST All-Academic team.
2009: Talented redshirt sophomore who moved over to the center position this past season and started all 13 games... earned the Offensive Game Ball along with his fellow offensive line starters after the win against Notre Dame (Nov. 21).
2008: Started all 13 games for the Huskies at left guard in 2008 ... Was named to the Sporting News and Football Writers Association of America All-Freshman team ... Was part of an offensive line that allowed running back Donald Brown to lead the country in rushing ... UConn team was ranked 20th in the country in rushing yards per game and second in the BIG EAST at 204.58 yards per game ... Earned a game ball, along with his fellow offensive linemen, in UConn's win over Virginia (Sept. 13) ... Assisted Donald Brown and company by helping team to rush for 358 yards in the International Bowl victory over Buffalo (Jan. 3).
2007: Redshirted ... Named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Rutgers (Nov. 3), Syracuse (Nov. 17) and West Virginia (Nov. 24) games.
High School: A 2006 Canadian All-Star ... Captain of Team Canada ... Member of 2005 Team Canada Global Junior Championship team and MVP of the championship game ... Helped Vanier to the Cegep Championship in 2006 with a 12-1 record ... Also captained Vanier, the same school that produced former Husky Shawn Mayne.
Personal Profile: Muhammad Petrus ... Born on February 22, 1986 ... A psychology major.