Saturday, July 15, 2006

UMass Legends Steve Schubert and Ron Villone elected to UMass Hall-of-Fame

UMass has announced the 2006 class for the UMass Hall of Fame . Included in the inductees will be former UMass Football players Steve Schubert and Ron Villone.

I've already blogged about Ron Villone and his football career at UMass. That UMass Football Blog entry is here .

Steve Schubert was of the all-time best wide receivers at UMass. Some of his accomplishments:
  • Lettered in 1970,1971 and 1972
  • All-American 1st Team in 1972
  • All Yankee Conference 1st team 1972
  • Still 3rd all-time at UMass in Highest Ave/catch (20.0) and Career Ave/catch (17.7)
  • Tied for 5th Single Season most TD's
  • 7th in All-Time career receiving yards 1,435
  • 2nd All-Time in highest ave per punt return (16.8) and career ave per punt return (12.2)
Schubert played five years in the pros. He played for the Patriots in 1974 and the Chicago Bears 1975-1979.

The image above is a scan from the 2004 UMass Press Guide.

Congratulations Steve and Ron!


Anonymous said...

I can still remember the incredible performance Schubert put on running back punts and kick offs at the Boardwalk Bowl in Atlantic City in 72 for what must have been the Division 2 championship against California Davis'

UMass74 said...

He had a real good day against Boston College in our 28-7 win in 1972.

I don't have a box score for that game.