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#24 Avery Graham
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Clarksburg, Md.
High School: Clarksburg HS
A powerfully built athletic third-year defensive back ... good tackler ... expected to vie for snaps at cornerback ... should also see time on special teams ... participated with Terrapin track and field team during 2011 outdoor season ... placed 19th in 100-meter dash at ACC Outdoor Championships with 11.31 mark ... member of Terps' 4x100 relay team that placed eighth at ACC Outdoor ... had Terps' second-best 200-meter time of the season with a 22.06 at the Kehoe Twilight meet.

As a Redshirt Freshman (2010): Played in seven games as a reserve cornerback ... also saw time on special teams ... played in the first five games before missing six in-a-row with a groin injury ... returned to action vs. NC State (11/27) and also played vs. East Carolina (12/29) ... had 10 special teams tackles on the year, including five on punt coverage which was tied for second on the team ... posted career bests in tackles (3) and solo stops (2) vs. FIU (9/25) ... also had two solo tackles vs. West Virginia (9/18) and Duke (10/2) ... earned Iron Terp status in the spring, posting the 21st-highest strength index on the team.

As a Freshman (2009): Served a redshirt season ... earned defensive scout team player of the week honors for his work leading up to the Duke game (10/24).

At Clarksburg High School: A well-built, rangy defender who is a strong tackler ... a solid two-way player who started both his seasons at the school ... rates among the nation's best at DB and RB ... played cornerback, but rated No. 116 nationally among safeties by Scouts, Inc. ... the 69th-best cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com ... posted 84 tackles, including three sacks, and four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) in 2008 ... also rushed 51 times for 620 yards and four TDs ... caught nine passes for 87 yards and two scores ... recorded 76 tackles as a junior in helping the Coyotes to a 12-1 mark, which ended in the 2A state semifinals ... also rushed for 900 yards on 90 attempts with 14 TDs, as well as four kickoff returns scores ... a standout track athlete who won the 55-meter title at the 2008 2A state meet ... also a state champion in the 100 meters and shot put ... recruited by West Virginia ... coached by Larry Hurd.

Personal: Born in Baltimore ... plans to major in animal science ... aspires to be a veteranarian.

Graham's Career Statistics

DefenseG-GSUTATTTTFLSacksFCFRPBUInt
2010 7-084120.0-00.0-00000-0
Total7-084120.0-00.0-00000-0

ReturnsG-GSKORYdsAvgTDPRYdsAvgTD
2010 7-023819.00000.00
Total7-023819.00000.00

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