32 - Larry Abare
Larry Abare
Height: 6-1
Weight: 210
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Acton, MA
High School: Acton-Boxboro
Position: DB
Years at Yale: ***

2009: Sixth on the team with 38 total tackles despite missing four games with a broken arm... Had 25 solos, which were also sixth-best... Injured in game No. 5 at Lehigh... Returned with large cast and played (6-2-8) in season finale against Harvard... Won Jordan Olivar Award as Yale player who earned the most respect from his teammates.

2008: Second-team All-Ivy... Second on the team with 73 tackles (45 solos, 28 assisted)... career-high 13 tackles vs. Columbia... Recovered fumble in one of two defensive turnovers vs. Princeton... Both turnovers vs. Princeton resulted in Yale scores in 14-0 win... Led team in overall tackles three times: Cornell (5-7-12), Penn (6-2-8) and Columbia (10-3-13).

2007: Played in first two games... Season-ending injury against Cornell at Bowl... Had 3-7-10 against Georgetown, earning Yale Special Teams Award... Stopped quarterback on key goal-line stand against Georgetown.

2006: Second-team All-Ivy... Tied twin brother, Bobby, for team lead with 46 solos... Had 29 assists and finished second in overall tackles... Led team in overall tackles in five of the 10 games... Yale DB MVP vs. Lehigh, Columbia, Harvard... Yale Special Teams honors vs. Lafayette (4-6-10), Brown (6-5-11)... Yale Hammer Award vs. Cornell.

2005: Earned first varsity letter... Shared Special Teams Player of the Year Award with twin brother, Bobby... Special Teams Award against San Diego, Brown, Princeton and Lehigh... Hammer Award for Brown game... Second (behind Bobby) among rookies in solo tackles (10) and overall stops (12).

At Acton-Boxborough Regional High: Captained all three sports he played and earned 11 varsity letters... As a receiver and safety scored 39 TDs and had 1,100 yards receiving while making 250 tackles with nine career interceptions... Played on teams that went 50-1 and won four league and state titles... Both he and his twin brother, Bobby, were named MVP by league, Boston Globe and their team... Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic in 2003 and 2004... Super 26 All-State Team... Four-year basketball starter and league all-star in 2004... Baseball league all-star in 2003... Massachusetts Hall of Fame All-Scholastic.

Personal: Lawrence Abare (pronounced A-bear), is the son of Lou Abare and Suzanne Larkin ... Father played football at UConn and graduated in 1979... Fraternal twin brother, Bobby, played all three sports with him in high school... Enjoys dancing and eating sushi... Political Science major... Jonathan Edwards College resident.

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