Former Huskies are looking to begin their professional careers in football.
Shamar Stephen was named Team MVP, while Geremy Davis and Yawin Smallwood earned Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year honors
The weekly show on UConnHuskies.com previews Saturday's Rutgers game
UConn will be looking to build upon its first victory of the season.
Knights are ranked 21st in the country this week in Associated Press poll.
2013: Played in 12 games at defensive end, starting eight...had a strong senior campaign with 36 tackles, eight for loss and three sacks...posted seven tackles and 1.5 TFL vs. Towson (Aug. 29)...had seven tackles at No. 21 UCF (Oct. 26)...posted a sack at SMU (Nov. 16)...had five tackles, two sacks and a key forced fumble at Temple (Nov. 23).
2012: Earned his first varsity letter in 2012 as he played in all 12 games and started the season finale against Cincinnati (Dec. 1) - his first career start...Had 18 tackles with a career-high of six against the Bearcats...Had eight tackles for a loss on the season with three sacks...Three of his tackles for a loss came vs. Cincy...Had three tackles in win vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 9)...Also had two tackles against UMass (Aug. 30), Rutgers (Oct. 6), Syracuse (Oct. 19) and USF (Nov. 3).
2011: Appeared in games against Fordham (Sept. 3) and Cincinnati (Dec. 3).
2010: Saw playing time in one game against Texas Southern (Sept. 11) ... Recorded one tackle during the Texas Southern contest.
2009: Redshirted ... Was named the Special Teams Scout Team Player of the Week before the Rutgers game (Oct. 31).
High School: First-team all-league selection ... Honorable mention all-state ... Named to the Howard County Times All-County team ... Named to the National Football Foundation Baltimore Chapter Academic All-State team ... Played in 2008 Maryland Crab Bowl between all-stars from Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Personal Profile: Timothy Ryan Willman ... Grandfather Lou Cavallo of Wallingford graduated from UConn in mid-50s ... Born on November 23, 1990 ... An economics major.
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