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Getting to Know Vladimir Ducasse

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via the official website of UMass sports:

 

 

On Ducasse: Preseason First-Team All-American and Preseason All-CAA selection at left tackle ... Being looked at as an NFL Draft selection in 2010 ... Incredibly hard-working player ... Comes to work every day with a purpose to get better individually to make the overall team better according to Coach Morris ... Has improved to become an offensive leader ... A high-level player with a big upside ... True senior, playing as a freshman and starting his final three seasons ... Can also play guard, where he played early in his career ... Was the team's top offensive line recruit in 2006 ... A large offensive lineman and great athlete ... Has done extensive work with Offensive Coordinator Brian Picucci to improve his game and has reached that next level.

As a senior in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
• Senior captain left tackle, viewed as an NFL prospect.
• 2009 Consensus Preseason First-Team All-American.
• Senior captain left tackle, viewed as an NFL prospect.
• 2009 Preseason All-CAA pick by Coaches and Phil Steele.
• In his 35 career starts, UMass has had a 100-yard rusher in 23 of those games. In his 35 games, UMass has allowed just 39 sacks.
• UMass allowed 17 sacks (1.4 per game), 38th in the NCAA, 3rd in CAA.
• UMass had a 100-yard rusher in seven games this season (five by Tony Nelson and two by Jonathan Hernandez).
• Offense has gained more than 470 yards in three of last five games including a season-high 500 vs. Stony Brook (9/26).

 

As a junior in 2008: True junior lineman, who earned starting nod at left tackle as a sophomore ... Native of Haiti ... In his 24 career starts, UMass has had a 100-yard rusher in 16 of those games. In his games, UMass has allowed just 22 sacks, less than one a game ... Only lineman to start every game this season, and each game at the same position ... Part of offensive line that has allowed just six sacks, the fewest in the CAA (0.5 per game) and second in the NCAA ... UMass allowed ZERO sacks in final five games of the season ... Offense has five games of more than 400 yards of total offense including season-best 593 yards vs. Bryant (10/25) ... Part of Tony Nelson's six 100-yard games this season including career-best 204 vs. Hofstra (11/22) ... Helped offense to 468 yards of offense including 395 passing in win at Holy Cross (9/6), not allowing any sacks ... Started at left tackle in opener vs. Albany (8/30) as Tony Nelson gained 171 yards on the ground ... Started 12 of 13 games in 2007 and aided UMass' line in allowing just 15 sacks in his 12 games. Matt Lawrence gained more than 100 yards in 10 of his 12 games.

As a sophomore in 2007: True sophomore lineman, who earned starting nod at left tackle in camp ... Started 12 of 13 games in 2007 and aided UMass' line in allowing just 15 sacks in his 12 games ... Matt Lawrence gained more than 100 yards in 10 of Ducasse's 12 games ... UMass allowed just one sack in four weeks from Nov. 3-24.

As a freshman in 2006: Played as a true freshman, seeing action in four games as a reserve offensive lineman ... Played against Rhode Island (10/21), at Towson (10/14), vs. William & Mary (10/7) and made college debut vs. Stony Brook (9/23).