Sophomore quarterback Chandler Whitmer threw for 219 yards and the Huskies scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams to beat UMass 37-0.
Had a productive first year of playing time in 2011 and will look to again compete for the starting role at middle linebacker.
2011: Enjoyed a terrific first year of playing collegiate football by starting all 12 games at middle linebacker ... was the second-leading tackler on the team with 94 stops, just three off the team lead...also had 2.5 tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks ... had double-figure tackles in two games with a career-high 12 in win vs. Syracuse (Nov. 5) and also had ten vs. Western Michigan (Oct. 1) ... returned a fumble 64-yards for a touchdown against Vanderbilt (Sept. 10) and an interception 28-yards for a TD vs. Buffalo (Sept. 24) ... was among the top 100 tacklers in the country.
2010: Redshirted...Named the Defensive Scout Player of the Week before the Michigan game (Sept. 4).
High School: Named to the Central Massachusetts All-Stars for Division 1C...Had 71 tackles as a senior in 2009 with five sacks... rushed for 769 yards and ten touchdowns and also passed for 126 yards... as a junior, passed for 726 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for 724 yards and six TDs....two-time pick to Worcester Telegram & Gazette Super Team...three-time Division I all-star and two-time Division I Defensive MVP...also plays basketball...attended same high school as former Husky center Keith Gray...two-year captain.
Personal Profile: Yawin Alexander Smallwood...Born on December 25, 1991...A pre-kinesiology major.
YAWIN SMALLWOOD'S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles, game: 12, vs. Syracuse, 11/5/11 Longest Fumble Return: 64, at Vanderbilt, 9/10/11 Longest Interception Return: 28, at Buffalo, 9/24/11