Maryland 28, Virginia 26 - October 14, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)
A four-year wide receiver with good size and hands who saw limited action as a senior due to injury ... played in 24 career games with two starts ... entered 2006 as the leading returning wide receiver, trailing only RB Lance Ball in overall receptions.
2006 (Senior): A reserve wideout who saw action in just three games because of a foot injury ... (vs. PU in Champs Sports Bowl) ... did not play ... (vs. WF) ... played but did not record any statistics ... had not played since Virginia due to foot injury ... (vs. UVA) ... caught his first pass of the season, a 1-yard reception ... (vs. GT) ... saw first game action of the season but did not record any statistics ... showed promise in the spring, displaying an ability to get down field.
2005 (Junior): Played in nine games, starting two ... finished the season sixth on the team in receiving with 10 catches for 83 yards and a touchdown ... (vs. CU) ... earned first start of his career at wide receiver ... had two receptions for 28 yards ... (vs. Navy) ... set new career-highs for receptions (four) and yards (36) ... caught the game-winning touchdown pass with 1:01 to go, an 11-yard strike from Sam Hollenbach in the back of the end zone between two defenders ... caught back-to-back balls, both for first downs, to keep Maryland's final first-half scoring drive alive.
2004 (Sophomore): Played in eight games ... posted nine receptions for 103 yards ... (vs. FSU) ... caught two passes for a season-best 25 yards ... caught a ball thrown behind him and hung on after taking a hit to pick up a first down in the first quarter ... took a Statham pass, turned and extended past the chains to pick up a first down late in the first half ... (at Duke) ... caught two passes for 22 yards ... caught a Statham pass near the left sideline for a 10-yard gain and a first down in the second quarter ... (vs. TU) ... caught two passes for a total of 21 yards ... eight-yard grab in the second quarter was the first reception of his career.
2003 (Freshman): Saw the field as a reserve, playing in four games ... one of five true freshmen to play in as many as four games ... finished with one carry for one yard ... (vs. Duke) ... recorded his first career rushing attempt as he took an end-around from Joel Statham in the fourth quarter for a gain of one yard ... (vs. WVU) ... first game seeing playing time at WR.
High School: A three-year letterwinner and starter at Sussex Central High School in Georgetown, Del. ... had 24 receptions for 415 yards with six touchdowns as a senior ... also had three rushing touchdowns and one kickoff return for a TD despite missing a game-and-a-half with a high ankle sprain ... posted a career-high four interceptions in 2002 ... had a breakout junior season in which he caught 26 passes for 585 yards and nine touchdowns while rushing for another 300 yards and three TDs ... returned four kicks for touchdowns as a junior as well ... named the Gatorade state Player of the Year as a senior ... second team all-state as a senior and first team as a junior ... first team all-conference both seasons ... ranked a top 50 player at his position by Rivals.com ... also competed in basketball ... was also recruited by Iowa, Oregon, Virginia Tech and Penn State ... high school coach was John Wells.
Personal: Andrew Weatherly was born April 28, 1984 ... son of Andrew Brown and Margarette Weatherly ... majoring in family studies.
Weatherly's Career Statistics
Receiv. G-GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long 2003 4-0 0 0 0.0 0 -- 2004 8-0 9 103 11.4 0 18 2005 9-2 10 83 9.4 1 15 2006 3-0 1 1 1.0 0 1 Career 24-2 20 187 9.4 1 18