Connecticut lost its opening game to Towson, 33-18
Will begin his senior season first on the depth chart at the defensive end spot after a breakout year in 2012.
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.