Figures to be one of the leading candidates when the competition for the starting tight end duties reopens in August ... Doesn't have a lot of experience (44 plays in 2001) but possesses good athletic ability and plays hard ... Brings a physical presence to the position ... Made strides during the spring ... Needs to continue working to improve his blocking at the point of attack and his route running ... Lettered for his play on the punt and kickoff teams in 2001 ... Was usually one of the first guys downfield on coverage ... Has a shot to earn his share of playing time if he makes a good off-season preparation ... 2001: Turned in a 360-pound bench press in preseason strength and conditioning testing ... Played in all 11 games, mostly on special teams ... Played 147 plays on special teams, recording nine tackles ... Also played 44 snaps on offense ... Saw action on 10 offensive plays and 15 special teams plays in the opener against Connecticut ... Played a personal-best 11 offensive snaps in the Rutgers game ... Also had 16 special teams plays in that game ... Was in on a season-high 19 special teams plays against both Boston College and Pittsburgh ... Had a solo stop and an assist on special teams at Virginia ... Registered a personal-best 460-pound back squat during spring testing ... Caught passes covering 19 and 13 yards during spring scrimmages ... 2000: Worked at tight end and was redshirted ... Added 10 pounds and increased his bench press by 60 pounds during the fall ... Caught an 18-yard pass in one of the Hokies' spring scrimmages ... High School: Rated the No. 11 tight end in the nation by SuperPrep ... Earned All-America honors from SuperPrep and PrepStar ... Selected the No. 2 tight end in the East by PrepStar ... Listed the No. 8 prospect in New Jersey by SuperPrep ... A three-year letterman as a tight end and defensive lineman for Coach Jim Meert ... Hauled in 21 passes for 300 yards and three TDs as a senior ... Contributed over 70 tackles and seven quarterback sacks on defense ... Blocked two punts and a field goal ... Returned his blocked field goal for a touchdown to give Hunterdon Central a victory in the state semifinals ... Was all-county, all-area and all-state ... Caught 27 passes for more than 400 yards during his junior season ... Added 50 tackles, six sacks, an interception and a blocked punt ... Posted career totals of 67 receptions for 1,019 yards and nine TDs ... Compiled 17 sacks and over 200 tackles ... Set a school career mark for most receptions by a tight end ... Helped his team to back-to-back state championships in 1998 and 1999 ... Personal: Jared Albert Mazzetta ... Born 6/4/81 in Plainfield, NJ ... Son of Mary Mazzetta and Anthony Mazzetta ... Enrolled in physical education.