Monday, November 24, 2014

Closer look at UConn's attrition

The subject of attrition with the UConn football program has been a popular subject this week. After the loss to Cincinnati UConn coach Bob Diaco said that 35 players are no longer with the team from the classes of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

If you add in Shakim Phillips, who transferred in from Boston College only to go back to BC this season and Tom Rodick, who was medically disqualified and is the only member of the current freshman class no longer on the program, Diaco's math seems about right. By my math, there are 50 active players from those classes and 35 no longer around.

Here's the list with the current UConn players in bold

Josh Alexander DB Waldorf, Md.  WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN 1 tackle, 18.5 yards on 13 kickoff returns
Ty-Meer Brown  DB McKeesport, Pa.  BOSTON COLLEGE Has 35 tackles and interception
Gus Cruz OG Manchester, N.H.  Started 19 games over last three seasons, lost starting job to Ryan Crozier
Geremy Davis WR Lawrenceville, Ga. Has most catches of any UConn player during FBS era
Reuben Frank DE Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Has started at fullback and defensive end for UConn

Mark Hansson OT Clearwater, Fla.
Byron Jones DB New Britain  Team captain and NFL prospect suffered season-ending shoulder injury as senior
Tebucky Jones WR Farmington  FORDHAM 67 catches for 999 yards and 10 touchdowns as senior for FCS playoff team
Leon Kinnard WR Reistertown, Md. TOWSON Had 54 catches during 2012 and 2013 seasons for Tigers
Jonathan Louis DE Brockton, Mass. MAINE 12 tackles and 1/2 a sack this season
Taylor Mack DB Powder Springs, Ga. Graduated after becoming starting cornerback for UConn
B.J. McBryde DL Beaver Falls, Pa.   Has 22 tackles this season for the Huskies
Lyle McCombs RB Staten Island, N.Y. RHODE ISLAND Fourth all-time leading rusher at UConn who had 665 rushing yards in six games at URI
Scott McCummings Natick, Mass.  Former wildcat quarterback had career shortened due to injuries
Greg McKee OT Chicago   Never played a game at UConn and was sentenced to year in prison last year for possession of child pornography
Andrew Opoku DB North Brunswick, N.J. DELAWARE 10 tackles and two fumble recoveries in 2014 season
Mike Osiecki FB Seymour   Career ended prematurely due to injuries
Bryan Paull OL Parkland, Fla.  Career at UConn shortened due to injuries
Angelo Pruitt DE Cincinnati  Former starter who suffered season-ending leg injury
Yawin Smallwood LB Worcester, Mass. Led UConn in tackles in 2012 and 2013. Declared for NFL draft, was taken by Atlanta in seventh round and now on Tennessee Titans' practice squad
Gilbert St.Louis DB Davie, Fla.  BALL STATE Has 33 tackles as senior at Ball State
Brandon Steg LB Coral Springs, Fla. Reserve linebacker has six tackles as a senior

Kamal Abrams WR Dover, Del.   Had five catches this season before leaving team
Andrew Adams DB College Park, Ga.  Leads Huskies with four interceptions
Kenton Adeyemi DL Wethersfield   Has 27 tackles and four tackles for loss in '14

Jefferson Ashiru LB Powder Springs, Ga.  Former starter left program earlier this month
Julian Campenni DL Exeter, Pa.   Leads all defensive linemen with 33 tackles and five tackles for loss this season
Tyree Clark DB Tampa, Fla.   Former reserve DB had 12 solo tackles in '13
Max DeLorenzo RB Berlin    Second on team with 240 rushing yards
Deshon Foxx WR Lynchburg, Va.   Has UConn's longest run, reception and special-teams return this season

Dalton Gifford OL Fairhaven, Mass. Started five games at right tackle
Xavier Hemingway OL Powder Springs, Ga.  Started '13 season opener but no longer with team
Wilbert Lee DB Brooklyn, N.Y.   Top special teams player for UConn
Sean McQuillan, TE Glastonbury   Fourth on UConn with 16 catches

Michael Nebrich QB Burke, Va.   FORDHAM Completed 67 percent of passes for 3015 yards with 25 touchdowns and six interceptions. Has 60 TD passes in last two seasons
Paul Nwokeji OL Randolph, MA   Reserve offensive lineman at UConn
David Stevenson CB Stone Mountain, Ga.  Former reserve defensive back no longer with team
Marquise Vann LB Cincinnati   Team captain and leading tackler on '14 squad

Brendan Battles-Santos DE Eastham, Mass. Left program between 2013 and 2014 seasons
Kyle Bockeloh OL Houston   Reserve offensive lineman with Huskies
Rennick Bryan OL Hillhouse   Left program and enrolled at Dean College
Jazzmar Clax FB Freehold, N.J.   Has one carry and four catches for Huskies this season
Casey Cochran QB Monroe    Led UConn to season-ending three-game winning streak in '13 but forced to retire due to multiple concussions
Jordan Floyd DB Bel Air, Md.   Has one tackle this season and three tackles in 20 career games
Drew Ghio OL Bristol 
John Green WR Miami    Former receiver moved to cornerback and has 11 tackles in '14
Ricky Gutierrez WR Hialeah, Fla.  Enrolled at Dodge City Community College after leaving UConn
Jon Hicks LB Palmyra, Pa.   Has 13 tackles this season for Huskies
Andreas Knappe OT Silkeborg, Denmark Started last five games at right tackle
Richard Levy OT Trenton, N.J.   UConn's starting left tackle
Ellis Marder DB Windermere, Fla.  Has seven tackles in 11 career games at UConn

Obi Melifonwu, DB South Grafton, Mass. Has 67 tackles in second season as a starter
Mikal Myers DL Newburgh, N.Y.   Reserve defensive lineman has 24 tackles including a sack in '14

E.J. Norris DE Upper Marlboro, Md.  Saw time at defensive end and tight end before leaving program
Bobby Puyol K North Palm Beach, Fla.  8 of 10 on field goals with a long of 44
Zach Rugg OL Windber, Pa.   Reserve offensive guard at UConn
Tyler Samra OG Wycoff, N.J.   Starting right guard and one of five offensive players to start every game this season

Neil Shortell TE Mission Hills, Kan.  EMPORIA STATE Had 40 tackles and three sacks in '13
Omaine Stephens LB East orange, N.J.  Has three tackles in seven games in '14
Jason Sylva LB 6-3 235 Marion, Mass.  WESTERN MICHIGAN
Wyatt Vinci LB Ridgewood, N.J.   DIABLO VALLEY CC Now a defensive lineman, he has 53 tackles and 10 tackles for loss at Diablo Valley
Chandler Whitmer QB Newnan, Ga.   One of four quarterbacks in UConn history with more than 5,000 passing yards
Jhavon Williams DB Wellington, Fla.  Starting cornerback has 27 tackles and six pass breakups this season

Joe Williams, RB Allentown, Pa.   ASA COLLEGE Ran for 1,093 yards and had 1,394 all-purpose yards

Tim Boyle QB Middlefield   Has started five games at UConn
Dhameer Bradley WR New Castle, Del.  Has 28 career catches at UConn
Chris Britton, LB Harrisburg, Pa.  Redshirting this season
Folorunso Fatukasi, DL Rockaway Park, N.Y. 24 tackles and 2 1/2 tackles for loss

Jordan Fuchs TE New York      INDIANA Enrolled at Milford Academy and then signed with Indiana. Has three catches for 31 yards and a TD.
Javon Hadley DB Miami    Has three tackles this season
Sha-ki Holines, DE    UMASS Has 33 tackles and two sacks this season
Tommy Hopkins, OL Hawthorne, N.Y.  Reserve offensive lineman
Cory Jasudowich LB North Branford  NEW HAVEN Had five tackles in 11 games for Chargers
Junior Joseph, LB Sinking Springs, Pa.  30 tackles and four tackles for loss in nine games this season
Richard Lagow QB Plano, Tex.   CISCO COLLEGE Threw for 412 yards in win over Arkansas Baptist in September
Brian Lemelle WR Harrisburg, Pa.  Has five catches during 2014 season
Thomas Lucas WR Silver Springs, Md.  Has nine catches for 122 yards
Josh Marriner, RB Chesapeake, Va.  Has 91 rushing yards
Tommy Myers, TE Coventry   Has two catches
Cole Ormsby DL Windsor    Leads UConn with 2 1/2 sacks
Kyle Schafenacker OL Cooper City, Fla.  Reserve offensive lineman with Huskies
Cameron Stapleton DE Brooklyn, N.Y.  Has seven tackles this season
Jalen Stevens LB Goose Creek, S.C.  Has seen special-teams work this season
Jamar Summers, DB Orange, N.J.   Moved into starting spot after injury to Byron Jones and has 21 tackles

Kivon Taylor, QB Atlanta   FOOTHILL COLLEGE Threw for six TDs and ran for four more
Noel Thomas WR Norwalk    Third on team with 22 catches and has team-best four TD receptions
Quinn Thompson TE Edinboro, Pa.   BALDWIN WALLACE
Matt Walsh, FB Madison    Has seen time at fullback and on special teams
Chasz Wright OL Hylton, Va.   PENN STATE Enrolled at Milford Academy and then signed with Penn State


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