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#76 R.J. Dill
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 300
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pa.
High School: Trinity HS
A strong offensive lineman with a massive frame ... a two-year starter who has spent most of his career at right tackle but moved to left tackle last year after a season-ending injury to Justin Gilbert ... should vie for all-league honors in 2011 ... has played in 25 career games, including 21 starts (11 at right tackle; 10 at left tackle) ... 18 consecutive starts is tops among offensive players ... No. 1 on the depth chart at right tackle in the spring.

As a Sophomore (2010): Started all 13 games (three at right tackle; 10 at left tackle) for an offense which ranked 29th in the FBS in scoring (32.2 ppg) and tied for fifth nationally in fewest turnovers (15) ... moved to left tackle after a season-ending knee injury to Justin Gilbert in the West Virginia game (9/18) ... part of the line that helped the Terps run for 261 yards against Navy (9/6), the most in a game since they had 271 vs. Delaware in 2008 ... average of 7.7 ypr in the game was the highest since posting 7.9 ypr against North Carolina on 11/2/02 ... helped the Terps post their second consecutive 200-yard rushing game with 221 against Morgan State (9/11), marking the first time Maryland had back-to-back 200-yard rushing games since 2007 ... helped hold FIU (9/25) to just one sack after the Panthers entered the game 12th nationally in sacks, while the Terps tallied a then season-high 419 yards of total offense ... helped the Terps post 302 passing yards against Clemson (10/16) ... part of the line that held Wake Forest (10/30) without a sack while the offense racked up 446 yards of total offense, including a season-high tying 261 on the ground ... helped Maryland gain 425 yards of total offense, including 136 on the ground, without surrendering a sack against Virginia (11/13) ... started at left tackle but also saw time at right tackle after an injury to Bennett Fulper in the Florida State game (11/20) ... helped the line post 163 yards rushing and 269 yards passing against the Seminoles, marking the third time in four games the Terps posted 400 yards of total offense ... allowed Danny O'Brien to throw for a career-high 417 yards and four TDs against NC State (11/27), becoming the first Terp to throw for 400 in a game since 1993 ... helped the Terps rush for 297 yards and six TDs against East Carolina (12/29) as the Terps racked up a season-high 478 yards of total offense.

As a Redshirt Freshman (2009): A freshman All-ACC selection by Rivals.com ... played in all 12 games, starting eight at right tackle, including the final five .... played in a reserve role against California (9/5) ... made his first career start in the win over James Madison (9/12) ... started vs. MTSU (9/19), helping the offense gain a season-high 446 yards of total offense and 158 yards rushing ... started at right tackle against Wake Forest (10/10), and was part of the line that helped Chris Turner pass for 307 yards and three TDs ... saw action on special teams vs. Virginia (10/17) ... started at right tackle vs. Duke (10/24) and graded out as a the top lineman, along with Phil Costa ... started at RT vs. NC State (11/7), Virginia Tech (11/14) and Boston College (11/28) ... part of the offensive line that helped Maryland gain a season-high 196 rushing yards and give up just one sack against Florida State (11/21).

As a Freshman (2008): Served a redshirt season.

At Trinity High School: A solid two-way player ... started at both offensive and defensive tackle ... the 25th-best prospect in the state of Pennsylvania by SuperPrep ... the 58th-ranked prospect in the state by Scout.com ... rated No. 61 nationally among offensive tackles by Scouts, Inc. ... a first team All-Mid-Penn Conference selection in 2006 and 2007 ... helped pave the way for Trinity to gain over 3,200 yards on the ground in 2007 ... recorded 26 tackles, two forced fumbles and four quarterback hurries as a senior ... team won conference championships in 2006 and 2007 ... scheduled to play in the 2008 Big 33 game ... also a four-year letterman in basketball where he was team captain and the starting center ... won a conference championship in basketball as a sophomore ... also considered Penn State, Connecticut, Temple, Duke and Akron ... coached by Jeff Boger.

Personal: Born in Athens, Ga. ... parents are Bob and Michele Dill ... father is a Navy grad ... has a younger brother, Patrick ... refereed youth basketball games at the local YMCA ... an economics major.


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