Defensive Lineman
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 282
Year: Senior
Hometown: Upper Marlboro, Md.
High School: St. John's College HS
Experience: 2 Letters


An active defensive lineman who earned 2011 freshman All-America accolades ... shows consistent agility at the line of scrimmage ... had a breakout 2011 campaign after emerging in the spring ... played tackle last season, but moved to end in the new 3-4 scheme.

As a Sophomore (2012): Missed the season due to a knee injury that occured during preseason practice.

As a Redshirt Freshman (2011): A freshman All-America selection … named a first team freshman All-American by FoxSportsNext, and second team by College Football,, Phil Steele and Yahoo! Sports … also a freshman All-ACC pick by … played in nine games with starts against Temple (9/24), Boston College (10/29), Wake Forest (11/19) and NC State (11/26) … missed three games with an injury … had a team-high five sacks, the second most by a Maryland freshman in the last nine years (Adrian Moten - 5.5 in 2007; Shawne Merriman - 5.0 in 2002) … tied Joe Vellano for the team lead with 7.5 TFLs … in his first collegiate game (Miami, 9/5), recorded four tackles, a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss … matched that effort against West Virginia (9/17) with another sack and 1.5 tackles for loss … made one solo stop against Temple (9/24) before suffering an injury that also sidelined him for the Towson (10/1), Georgia Tech (10/8) and Clemson (10/15) games … returned to action against Florida State (10/22) but didn’t record a tackle … started against Boston College (10/29) but didn’t make a tackle … came off the bench against Virginia (11/5) and assisted on one tackle for loss … assisted on two tackles, one of which was a sack, against Notre Dame (11/12) … set career highs with five tackles, three of them unassisted, and 2.5 sacks against Wake Forest (11/19) … the 2.5 sacks were the most by a Maryland player since Shawne Merriman had 3.0 against North Carolina on 11/2/02 … had three tackles including one for loss against NC State (11/26). 

As a Freshman (2010): Redshirted … scout team defensive player of the week leading up to the FIU game (9/25) … earned scout team defensive player of the year at the annual banquet.

At St. John’s College High School:  Ranked No. 56 nationally among defensive tackles by Rivals, Inc. as a senior … ranked No. 84 nationally among defensive tackles by … totaled 61 tackles, including 18 tackles for a loss, as a senior … first team All-Met, all-conference and all-city selection as a senior … 2008 first team All-Conference as a junior after totaling 67 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss and seven sacks … also participated in track & field … coached by Joe Patterson.

Personal: Born in Washington, D.C. … favorite athlete is Dwight Freeney … chose Maryland because of the location and environment … enrolled in letters and sciences.

Career Highs

Tackles - 5 (vs. Wake Forest, 11/19/11)

Solo Tackles - 3 (vs. Wake Forest, 11/19/11)

Sacks - 2.5 (vs. Wake Forest, 11/19/11)

TFL - 2.5 (vs. Wake Forest, 11/19/11)

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