UAlbany Football BIO
Cory Connell
Player Profile:
Cory Connell 764637
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 270
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Ramsey, N.J.
High School: Ramsey

2015: Played in all 11 games … Totaled 18 tackles, including 12 solo … Recorded a season-high six tackles, including four unassisted at James Madison (Sept. 19) … Had two solo tackles including a sack for a loss of two yards at Holy Cross (Oct. 3) … Recorded three tackles with a sack vs. Villanova (Oct. 17) … Forced a fumble at Richmond (Oct. 31) that eventually led to a UAlbany touchdown … Recovered a fumble in UAlbany’s win over Rhode Island (Sept. 12).

2014: Played in all 12 games … Totaled 16 tackles, including nine solo … Had five tackles for a loss, totaling 26 yards … Recorded a season-high three tackles, including two sacks for a loss of 19 yards vs. Columbia (Sept. 27) … Logged a sack for a loss of two yards vs. Maine (Oct. 18).

2013: Played in 11 games … Totaled 12 tackles, including eight solo … Recorded a season-high three unassisted tackles vs. Rhode Island (Sept. 14) … Had two tackles each in consecutive games vs. CCSU (Sept. 21), Old Dominion (9/28), Delaware (Oct. 12), and Towson (Oct. 19) … Forced a fumble in win over Colgate (Sept. 7). 

2012: Appeared in 10 games as the backup defensive end ... Totaled 10 tackles, including six solo ... Brought down a career-high three in win at No. 23 Maine (9/22) ... Recovered a fumble and ran 40 yards for a touchdown in the victory over Central Connecticut State (11/17).

2011: Redshirt season.

High School: All-Bergen County second team ... Newark Star-Ledger second-team all-county ... Big North American Division first team ... also a tight end and a long snapper on punt and PAT units ... 68 tackles and five sacks as a senior ... captain on a team that finished 9-3 and reached North 1, Group 2 state final ... second-team all-league as a junior when he had 65 tackles, 5.5 sacks and two blocked punts ... team won state championship ... career stats: 150 tackles, 12 sacks.

Personal:  Guardian is Lynn Connell ... Has two brothers, Tyler and Patrick ... Sociology major ... Criminal justice minor.

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