2016 Football Roster

THOM KENDALL FOR UMASS ATHLETICS
Caitlyn Tam
Thom Kendall - UMass Athletics
Jon Crispin
Jon Crispin
Isabella, Andy

23 Andy Isabella

  • Position
    Wide Receiver
  • Height
    5-9
  • Weight
    186
  • Class
    Sophomore
  • Hometown
    Mayfield, Ohio
  • High School
    Mayfield

Biography

2018 - Senior

• Biletnikoff Award Finalist (top receiver; 1 of 3 finalists)
George H. "Bulger" Lowe Award (top player in New England; Gridiron Club of Greater Boston)
Harry Agganis/Harold Zimman Award (most outstanding player in New England; awarded by the New England Football Writers Association)
Walter Camp All-America First Team (wide receiver)
PFF College All-America First Team (wide receiver)
Sports Illustrated All-America Second Team (wide receiver)
• Paul Hornung Award Watch List (top all-around contributor)
• Wuerrfel Trophy Watch List (top student, athlete, community servant)
• NEFWA All-New England Team (wide receiver)
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Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent First Team (Wide Receiver)
• NEFWA Gold Helmet Award (Nov. 7)
Reese's Senior Bowl Invitee
Ranks first in FBS with his 1,698 total receiving yards and 141.5 receiving yards per game as of Sat., Nov. 24, which is 288 more receiving yards and 24.0 more yards per game than any other receiver through the end of the regular season
Is also second in total receptions (102), third for receptions per game (8.5) and tied for fifth in touchdown receptions (13)
Including his impact in the run and return game, Isabella stands fifth in FBS for all-purpose yards per game (152.67) as of games on Sat., Nov. 24, which ranks him first out of all FBS players in New England and second among all wide receivers nationally
Six games of 100 or more receiving yards, including against Duquesne (131), Coastal Carolina (174), #5 Georgia (219), Liberty (303), Ohio (198) and #21 USF (174)
Four or more receptions in all 12 games, including double-digit numbers against BYU (10), Coastal Carolina (10), #5 Georgia (15), Ohio (12) and #21 USF (13)
Spread his 13 touchdowns across eight games with one each versus Charlotte, Connecticut, FIU and No. 21 USF, two against Duquesne, #5 Georgia and Liberty and a three-TD game at Ohio
His 303-yard effort on nine receptions (33.7 yards per catch) against Liberty reset the UMass record for receiving yards in a single game and set the top mark in FBS or FCS during the 2018 season
Is the only known player in FBS history with 300 or more receiving yards on fewer than 10 receptions
His 2018 season totals rank among the best one-year performances in UMass football history (FCS or FBS) as he ranks first for most receiving yards (1,698), second in receptions (102) and tied for second in touchdowns (13)
Opened the season with five receptions covering 136 yards, including two for touchdowns, and a 14-yard run, in the win over Duquesne (8/25)
Tallied a dozen receptions for 198 yards and a career-best-tying three touchdowns at Ohio (9/29)
Posted 13 catches for 191 yards and a touchdown against the No. 21 USF defense (10/6)
Added a 10-catch, 176-yard outing against Coastal Carolina (10/20)
Fought through the rain-soaked conditions at Connecticut (10/27) and led the offense to the 22-17 victory with four receptions for 78 yards, including one for a touchdown, and rushed twice for 13 yards
Reset his personal best and the single-game program record with 303 receiving yards on only nine receptions against Liberty (11/3) and took two of his catches for touchdowns
Capped his career with 15 catches for 219 yards and two touchdowns and rushed twice for 10 yards at No. 5 Georgia (11/17)
His 15 receptions at No. 5 Georgia's Sanford Stadium rank as the most by an opposing player in the history of the building (1929-present) while his 219 receiving yards are the second-most all-time


2017 - Junior

• Biletnikoff Award Watch List
• Phil Steele All-Independent First Team (Wide Receiver)
• All-ECAC Second Team
• NEFWA Gold Helmet Award (Nov. 15)
Played in and started all 12 games at wide receiver
Finished the season as the team-leader in receptions (65), receiving yards (1,020) and touchdown catches (10)
Averaged the most receiving yards per game on the team (85.0), tied for the top spot in yards per catch (15.7) alongside Brennon Dingle and was second in receptions per game (5.4)
Ranked among the top wide receivers in the nation for touchdown catches (t-16th), receiving yards per game (27th) and receptions per game (44th)
Had four games of 100 or more receiving yards: Coastal Carolina (101), Old Dominion (105), Mississippi State (158) and Maine (152)
One of only 10 players across FBS with three or more touchdowns of 65 or more yards (t-7th; 3): Georgia Southern (68 yards), Mississippi State (69) and Maine (69)
Also rushed the ball 14 times for 135 yards, an average of 9.6 per carry, and one touchdown
Fielded five kickoffs for 114 yards (22.8 per return) and two punts for 22 yards (11.0 per return)
Tied for the team lead in points scored (68 - 11 touchdowns, one two-point conversion) alongside place kicker Logan Laurent
Second among Minutemen in all-purpose yards per game (107.6; 1,291 total) behind only running back Marquis Young (125.2; 1,503)
Provided 100 or more all-purpose yards on seven occasions: Hawai'i (108), Coastal Carolina (120), Old Dominion (150), Mississippi State (163), Maine (168), BYU (119) and FIU (112)
Opened the year with a pair of touchdowns (one receiving, one rushing) against Hawai'i (8/26) as he scored on a six-yard carry and posted five receptions covering 40 yards
Had 101 yards receiving and a touchdown over six catches and posted a 19-yard first down run at Coastal Carolina (9/2)
Posted 150 all-purpose yards against Old Dominion (105 receiving, 31 kick return, 14 rushing) and hauled in a 60-yard touchdown reception
His 60-yard touchdown catch-and-run play against the Monarchs pushed him over 1,000 career receiving yards
Went for 46 yards on three catches and carried twice more for 44 yards at Tennessee (9/23)
Had a 68-yard touchdown reception - a career-long catch - among two grabs totaling 81 yards against Georgia Southern (10/21)
Caught seven passes for 55 yards, also rushing for five yards on one attempt against Appalachian State (10/28)
Reeled in four catches for 37 yards on the game-tying drive in the fourth quarter against Appalachian State
Totaled 158 receiving yards, a career high, on seven receptions, including a 69-yard touchdown at No. 21 Mississippi State (11/4)
Matched his career-high from the previous week with a 69-yard touchdown against Maine (11/11), one of his eight catches and three touchdowns on the day for 152 yards
Tallied seven receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown, rushed once for seven yards, fielded a 21-yard kick return and brought back a punt for seven yards in the win at BYU (11/18), a total of 119 all-purpose yards
Finished the campaign with seven receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown along with a 17-yard run play in the season-finale at FIU (12/2)


2016 - Sophomore
• Phil Steele All-Independent First Team
• Appeared in 12 games, starting 10 at wide receiver
• Recorded 62 receptions for 801 yards and seven touchdowns
• Averaged 5.2 receptions and 66.8 receiving yards per game with a 12.9 yards per catch average
• Dynamic play-maker also posted 100 yards rushing on only 12 carries (8.3 yards per rush)
• Broke out for 95 yards over three receptions against the No. 25 Florida defense (9/3), including a 53-yard catch-and-run play
• Hauled in six receptions for 83 yards and one touchdown in the win over FIU (9/17)
• Tallied 94 yards receiving and two touchdowns over six receptions and added 36 yards rushing on two carries against Tulane (10/1)
• Pulled in his fourth touchdown of the year among four receptions for 26 yards and ran the ball once for 11 more yard at Old Dominion (10/7)
• Grabbed his fifth touchdown and posted his third consecutive game with a score as part of a five-catch, 42-yard outing against Louisiana Tech (10/15)
• Posted 123 yards receiving and a touchdown over eight grabs against Wagner (10/29), including a 55-yard catch-and-run play - his third reception of 50 or more yards on the year
• Caught seven balls against Hawai'i (11/26) for 134 yards and one touchdown and added a 12-yard rush


2015 - Freshman
• Appeared in 10 games, starting vs. Kent State
• Finished the season with two receptions for seven yards
• Recorded 28 rushing yards on three attempts, averaging 9.3 ypc
• Ranked No. 2 on the team with 17 kick returns for 315 yards


Personal
• Majoring in mechanical engineering

 

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