MW: You’re currently in the top five in almost every offensive record category, did you expect to have that kind of impact here?
AF: I don’t know, I didn’t really have any expectations of any records or anything like that. It’s something that I think I’ll appreciate more down the line, but right now, I’m not looking at it like that. I’m just trying to do what I have to do to help this team win games on Saturdays.
MW: What was your favorite season here at UMass?
AF: I think probably last season. Obviously, I hope that this season ends up becoming my favorite season but we’re only three games in. I think last year having Adam [Breneman] and Bryton [Barr] together and all of us living together it was a really unique experience. We probably didn’t appreciate it as much [when] we were doing it, as we do now [looking back at it]. I know that we talk a lot and we miss a lot of the things we’d be doing right around this time. Last year was a lot of fun, on and off the year, so I think that was my favorite year so far.
MW: What was your biggest takeaway from your time at UMass?
AF: Just the people I’ve met, there’s been a lot of wonderful people that have come into my life. With football, without football, being in Isenberg, there’s just the people that I’ve met here and the relationships that I’ve built in my three years here is something I’ll be able to take with me for the rest of my life.
MW: How has UMass prepared you for life after college?
AF: For after college, they’ve done an awesome job. Like I just said with the relationships and the people that I’ve been able to meet. There’s UMass people everywhere and I’ve really been surprised by the support that I’ve gotten all throughout the country from UMass alums. I think they’ve done a pretty good job and I’m looking forward to growing these next three months as well. But I think that no matter what happens after this season, UMass has prepared me for the future.
Mollie Walker can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and followed on Twitter @MWalker2019.
(All photos are Collegian file photos.)