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UMass’ Anthony Dima Signs Free Agent Deal with Browns

(Ctsy. UMass Athletics)

(Ctsy. UMass Athletics)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WGGB) — Another talented UMass Football product will get his chance in the NFL.

Offensive tackle Anthony Dima signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns on Monday, becoming one of 13 former Minutemen heading to NFL camps this summer.

The Centereach, NY native made 31 starts for UMass and was a strong point on the offensive line, despite UMass’ struggles in the passing game.

Dima made the MAC All-Conference Third Team, after starting all 11 games as a fifth-year senior in 2013.

He helped boost the running game for the Minutemen, who averaged 125.2 yards per game on the ground last season.

The end of the football program at Hofstra University, where Dima spent his freshman year, brought the talented lineman to Amherst in 2010.

He is one of just two Minutemen to be brought in since the end of their season, after UMass tight end Rob Blanchflower was drafted in the 7th round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

At 6’7″, 302 lbs., Dima faces good odds that he’ll be able to secure a spot on the Brown’s roster in training camp, among 11 other players added in the free agent period following the draft.


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