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Alumni: Building the All Decade team, Tight Ends (UB Bulls).

Having moved from an all roster to a simple all decade has its advantages. Firstly it's far easier to find impressive candidates Coming to the last of the offensive Skill positions. So far its looking rather like the 2008 Bulls. In a throw back to the pre Gill era Anrde Forde made the cut as UB's third receiver.

  • Coach: Turner Gill

  • Quarterback: Drew Willy

  • Running Back: James Starks

  • Receivers: Naaman Roosevelt, Brett Hamlin, Andre Forde

This brings us to the tight ends. Over the past decade there have been three that stand out above all the rest. Jesse Rack, Chad Upshaw, and Chad Bartoszek.

Chad Bartoszek:

While his stats might look similar to the other tight end on the list Bartoszek managed them during far leaner years than Jesse Rack.

Year Rec Yds Avg TD

2000 6 64 10.7 2

2001 42 441 10.5 4

2002 45 350 7.8 0

Career 93 855 9.2 6

During the 2001 season he led the team in receptions and was second only to Andre Forde the following year. On those two seasons Bartoszek became the Bulls' first two-time All-MAC selection (2001-02).

It also propelled him to the Colts camp.

Chad Upshaw:

Upshaw was never a key player in the passing game. He competed on teams that made far more receiver oriented than the teams which preceded him. Still, even competing for time against the likes of Brett Hamlin, he manged to become the most Tight end of UB's modern era.

Year Rec Yds Avg TD

2003 9 48 5.3 1

2004 13 146 11.2 2

2005 37 359 9.7 3

2006 35 419 12 1

Career 94 972 10.3 7