Boland, who finished his career with the Minutemen last season, had appeared in 43 games during his career making 36 starts on the offensive line.
The Minutemen finished the 2016 season with a 2-10 record, and have now dropped to 10-50 since making the leap to FBS football five years ago.
The Minutemen have lost five games in a row and will look to pick up their second win against FCS opponent Wagner at McGuirk Stadium on senior day.
Minutemen look to break out in the run game against a struggling Golden Panthers run defense.
The Minutemen face difficult task in first season as FBS independent with a loaded schedule featuring three teams from the Southeastern Conference.
When the seniors on the UMass football roster were freshmen back in 2012, the Minutemen defeated the Zips 22-14.
UMass football fall camp day four: Veteran offensive line boasts chemistry, looks to improve run blocking
The Minutemen return all five starters to the offensive line, which focuses on helping to boost the run game to balance UMass’ offense.